The University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track research and teaching faculty position in Food Safety Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, which is affiliated with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.
Description: This food safety microbiology faculty position will be a nine-month tenure-track appointment involving research and teaching in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and an effective teaching program focused on food safety microbiology. The food safety microbiologist will be responsible for conducting research that addresses relevant food safety issues intended to detect and control pathogens. Areas of emphasis might include, but not limited to, microbiomes, genomics of foodborne pathogens, novel detection methods, non-thermal control technologies, microbial pathogenesis, nanotechnology approaches, natural antimicrobial strategies, and traceability of pathogenic microorganisms. Teaching responsibilities will include an equivalent of 2 courses per year in general microbiology, food quality and safety, and/or advanced food microbiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Advising will include undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students. The appointee will be expected to engage in collaborative research and teaching with colleagues in the Department, College and the University as a whole in areas intended to advance food safety and food protection especially as related to the new FSMA HARP-C mandates. Appointment is on a nine-month basis with salary competitive and commensurate with educational background and experience. An attractive group of fringe benefits is provided, including excellent medical and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits, and faculty development leave options.
Salary and Benefits: The salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Appointment is on a nine-month basis with salary competitive and commensurate with educational background and experience. An attractive group of fringe benefits is provided, including excellent medical and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits, and faculty development leave options.
Required: Ph.D. in food microbiology, food science, microbiology, or related areas, with strong, demonstrated research skills in their area of expertise; published research in peer reviewed scholarly journals; background to teach courses in microbiology and/or food safety; and strong communication, writing, and research skills.
Preferred: Post-doctoral, industry and/or teaching experience in areas relevant to the position; evidence of ability to work independently and in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members; and experience in grant-writing.
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