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Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science
Requisition Number FE02795
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Department Name 81070:ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely related field 
Required Related Experience
Ph.D. in Food science or a closely related field with a strong background in chemistry, biochemistry, bioactive compounds, and/or functional foods. 
Required License/Registration/Certification
N/A
Job Summary
 The Department of Animal and Food Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Food Sciences position, 12-month tenure track (approximately 70% research, 25% instruction and 5% service), which will support the research and instruction missions of the department in the Regular Title series.  Primary responsibilities include developing an extramurally funded and nationally recognized research program with a focus on food chemistry, nutrition and health. The University of Kentucky’s Food Science program has a strong history of research productivity supported by nationally competitive grants from both the federal government and the food industry. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to fulfill the Food Science program’s commitment to preparing students via classroom and laboratory instruction. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the strong potential to contribute to the continued success and advancement of Food Science research. Participation with other faculty in fulfilling the mission of the department is essential. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level food science courses and recruiting/advising undergraduate and graduate students. The area of Food Systems has been designated as a Target of Opportunity by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the University of Kentucky’s Food Systems Innovation Center to provide applied research solutions and technical services to Kentucky’s food industry.  Located in Lexington, KY. 
 
Attached application materials are to include: 
• Current curriculum vitae 
• Academic Transcripts 
• Letter of interest (upload under Cover Letter) 
• Statement of both Research and Instruction interests (upload under Specific Request 1) 
• Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 2) 
 
For questions regarding the submittal of application materials, contact UK Human Resources at (859) 257-9555 option 2. Candidate questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Youling Xiong at ylxiong@uky.edu. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2022, or until an acceptable applicant is found. 
 
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Excellent oral and written English communication skills; demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scientific publications; enthusiasm for teaching and advising food science students; strong commitment to food science student recruitment and food science club activities; demonstrated record or potential for obtaining nationally competitive extramural grant funding. The ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and cross-functional environments with other research faculty and commercial producers, as well as public, private and governmental agencies is important. 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely related field with a strong background in food chemistry, biochemistry, bioactive compounds, and/or functional foods. Experience with human/animal nutrition is desirable. 
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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