Posting Number TR0122524
The Virginia Tech Department of Food Science and Technology invites applications for a tenure track, academic year research/teaching position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful applicant will develop a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program in enology and fermentation. Expertise in chemical and biochemical role of microbial fermentations for beverage and food systems is sought, with emphasis on product characterization as functional foods and bioactive components for benefits to human health. The position augments the department emphasis on food fermentations/functional foods in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The selected candidate will be expected to work collaboratively within the research and teaching programs of the department. The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of interest and expertise. Development of courses related to research expertise and/or contribution to current departmental courses is expected. The candidate will be expected to develop a unique research program in fermentation that complements the department efforts; multidisciplinary research activities are highly encouraged. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a successful research program with funding sources attained through competitive and solicited grants and contracts. The successful candidate is expected to aggressively pursue extramural competitive funding, to actively advise and train graduate students, and to publish research findings in scientific journals. The incumbent also will be expected to contribute to student recruitment and retention, and participate in departmental, university, and professional service and outreach activities.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Food Science and Technology or closely related discipline. Research expertise in fermentation chemistry or biochemistry and demonstrated skills in teaching topics relating to fermented beverages is essential. Demonstrated grant writing skills and established publication record are valued.
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of wine chemistry and teaching experience in the area of fermentations is highly desirable. Post doctoral research and demonstration of success with competitive funding resources is desirable.
Individuals seeking more information and wishing to apply should go online to https://listings.jobs.vt.edu, search for position (TR0122524) under Instructional/Research Faculty, and follow instructions. A direct link is found here: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/36907.
Please direct inquiries to Susan E. Duncan, Search and Screen Committee Chair, FST, Virginia Tech by phone (540-231-8675) or email (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.