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Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 76132



Working Title:
Assistant Professor of Food Science
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Food Science, Microbiology or a related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
None beyond that required to obtain the required degree and area of specialization. Post-doctoral work, relevant industry experience and instructional capabilities are also valued.
Principal duties:
Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level (75% extension, 25% research) specializing in dairy foods manufacturing. Research areas include, but are not limited to: 1) artisanal cheese manufacturing; 2) value added dairy processing; or 3) dairy food safety.

Incumbent must: 1) provide leadership and support for unique, impactful outreach/extension programs in support of the food manufacturing industry; 2) lead and support various instructional needs for the Food Science department at the undergraduate and graduate level; 3) support other service needs of the Food Science department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and campus community.

The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.
  Additional Information:
 Review of applicants will begin August 2013

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JANUARY 01, 2014
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: AUGUST 01, 2013
Please send cover letter referring to PVL 76132; CV; one-page statements of interest or philosophy in research and teaching; all college transcripts; and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dairy Foods Manufacturing Search Committee, Attn: Marcia Verhage, Dept. of Food Science, 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #76132 to:
Richard Hartel
Phone: 608-263-1965
1605 Linden Dr
Fax: 608-262-6872
A13 Babcock Hall
Madison, WI 53706-1519
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

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