Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry

Position ID: 40728
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Agricultural & Environmental Science
Department: 
Food Science & Technology
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
PVA#: 
112
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

 
Posting Details
Posting Number F0112P
Working Title Assistant Professor - Food Chemistry
Department FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGAis currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations and its statewide network of UGACooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.

http://www.caes.uga.edu/about/overview.html
http://www.caes.uga.edu/about/overview/snapshot.html

College/Unit/Department website http://foodscience.caes.uga.edu/
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Underutilization Minorities & Females
Anticipated Start Date 02/01/2019
Job Posting Date 09/14/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must send: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers; and e-mail addresses of four professional references that the search committee may contact; and (5) one-page summaries outlining their teaching and research visions.

All the application materials should be sent to jesmar@uga.edu and inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Ronald B. Pegg, Department of Food Science & Technology, 100 Cedar Street, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
PH: 706-542-1099; FAX: 706-542-1050; Email: rpegg@uga.edu

The full description and application instructions are available on the UGA Food Science website at: http://www.foodscience.caes.uga.edu/
The selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to teach and develop a research program in the area of food chemistry.

Specific responsibilities include: (1) teach and develop two to three undergraduate/graduate courses in the Food Science curriculum; (2) establish an extramurally funded research program; (3) direct PhD and MS degree students; and (4) advise undergraduates. The successful candidate will actively participate in the teaching, research, and service activities in the Department of Food Science and Technology including participation in global programs. Candidate will have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with other groups on campus and local government agencies. Possible research areas include food proteins and proteomics, food enzymes, bioactive peptides, flavor chemistry, and the impact of processing on the chemistry and quality of foods. Low-priority will be given to applicants with research emphasis on phytochemicals and lipids. The individual in this position will be expected to achieve a record of scholarly activity as evidenced by publications, successful extramural funding, success in teaching university level courses, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

40% Teaching, 60% Research (Full-time, 9 month academic year, Tenure Track)

Additional Requirements

A completed PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or equivalent program is required with demonstrated expertise in food chemistry.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Candidate should demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding to support their research program. The candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written competencies, interpersonal skills, and willingness to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

 
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Food Technology and Processing
Food Science and Technology, other
Food Science
Chemistry, General
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
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119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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