DESCRIPTION: The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (80% research and 20% teaching) appointment in the area of Food Engineering. The 80% research appointment may be shared with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; tenure home will be in the Department of Food Science.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate is expected to use a multi-disciplinary systems approach to develop a nationally recognized research program in understanding engineering properties of foods containing macromolecules and micronutrients for advanced manufacturing and delivery of food using technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D printing) to achieve targeted functionality for improving health, quality and safety. Research will focus on developing technologies to deliver nutrients in bioavailable form. The candidate will engage in multidisciplinary research to harness data to determine science-based personalized formulations using systems approach. Research will explore the interaction of formulations and process conditions to achieve desired food quality. The research may involve investigating food processes and human digestion process to understand breakdown, changes in properties, and release of nutrients.
This position will complement faculty in the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and in the College of Engineering on advanced food manufacturing, human nutrition and health needs. The candidate will develop an extramural-funded state-relevant research program, teach food science/engineering undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and serve as the research advisor for PhD and MS students as well as undergraduate honors students in both departments. The candidate will actively engage faculty from other disciplines and physical locations and aggressively pursue extramural funding for their program. The candidate will also serve the Department, Division and College committees as assigned, and as opportunity and expertise permits.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background, employment experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of research plans and goals, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) transcripts of all college course work, and 5) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references. Applications should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/37242
Address inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Griffiths Atungulu; email@example.com or the department head of food science, Dr. Jeyam Subbiah; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Food Science, Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, or closely related discipline. For associate professor, demonstrated experience (5-7 years) in establishing a nationally renowned research and teaching program is required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated potential to excel in conducting and publishing high-impact research, developing an independent research program, collaborating within interdisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists and successful grant writing. Strong speaking and writing communication skills. Motivation and skills to effectively educate students through academic programs in Food Science. Relevant post-doctoral studies and industry experience.
About University of Arkansas, Department of Food Science
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees ...and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.