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The Department of Food Science and Nutrition at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in food engineering and food processing systems in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, the Department of Industrial Technology and the Department of Viticulture and Enology in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The teaching assignment will vary depending on programmatic needs. Other expectations include, but are not limited to, actively engaging in research, advising students, supervising graduate theses, participating in program development and service at all levels of university governance, interactions with the food, wine, grape and/or technology industries as appropriate, and involvement with the San Joaquin Valley community. Opportunities exist for a reduced teaching load to conduct sponsored research. Additional compensation may also be possible for summer teaching or administrative assignments. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum.
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology is one of eight colleges / schools at Fresno State. The Department of Food Science and Nutrition is one of seven departments in the Jordan College. Students majoring within the department are prepared for a wide range of professions in the nutrition field and food industry. The Department of Industrial Technology offers programs focusing on management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems related to food and agriculture. The Department of Viticulture and Enology is widely recognized as a program that provides students with practical training backed by scientific understanding, preparing students for jobs in all aspects of the wine and grape industry. The Jordan College has a commercially bonded winery that has been operating on campus for the past 20 years, a food-processing laboratory, and a creamery. Fresno State is located at the center of the world’s most productive food growing and processing region. The Jordan College is ideally situated to provide students with both a strong academic and practical experience. All three academic departments offer undergraduate, graduate (master’s level) and certificate programs.
Ph.D. degree in food engineering or a closely related engineering or food processing discipline. Successful candidates must have teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, andstudents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Successful candidates should show evidence of service-related activities. Successful candidates should show evidence of the ability to utilize technology in instruction. Successful candidates also should demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and have highly effective written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their ability to apply their expertise in food processing to the wide array of foods and beverages processed in the Central Valley of California. The successful candidate should show evidence of scholarly and applied research. The successful candidate should show evidence of experience with equipment used to process, portion, and package food and beverage products.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017