The Department of Biology at Tufts University is seeking a part-time instructor to teach a non-major course in food microbiology (Bio 008- Microbiology of Food) for fall 2020. The course meets natural science distribution criteria and uses a systems-based approach to how microbes play critical roles in food production, processing, and consumption. Topics include tools used to study microbiology, basic principles of microbial diversity, ecology, evolution, physiology, and genetics using a farm-to-gut approach. Covered are beneficial microbes, and historical and contemporary impacts of pathogens. Guest presentations from farmers, chefs, and local food producers are encouraged. The course normally has 25-30 students enrolled and is offered in the evening (one 3-h session/week). Responding to Covid-19 pandemic may require the course to be held online.
The preferred candidate should have attained a PhD in an area related to microbiology, especially of foods, food production, or agricultural environments. Candidates should demonstrate experience in innovative teaching.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and student evaluations (if available). The person to be contacted is Ms. Geneva Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org). To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by June 3, 2020. Review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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