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Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 80215



Working Title:
Assistant Professor of Food Science
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Food Science, Dairy Science, Microbiology or a related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least two to three years of relevant experience in industry or in industry-focused outreach is preferred
Principal duties:
Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level (65% extension, 35% research) specializing in dairy foods manufacturing. Research areas include, but are not limited to: the manufacturing, functionality, quality, or safety of dairy foods or their components. This is an annual (12 month) appointment.

The University and Department provide an excellent environment for the development of an outstanding dairy extension program. The successful candidate will: 1) develop a competitively-funded and integrated research and education program focused on the needs of Wisconsin's dairy foods industry; 2) develop, adapt, and assess educational activities to address emerging industry needs or issues; 3) become a leader in the nation's most successful dairy outreach program.

This position is of long-term strategic importance to the mission of the Food Science Department and the UW-Madison campus. Excellent opportunities exist to collaborate with institutional scientists/staff on the campus such as the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research.

The position carries a commitment to the functions of Extension, research, and instruction, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.
  Additional Information:
 Excellence in Extension; link:

Review of applicants will begin October 2014.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JANUARY 01, 2015
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: OCTOBER 15, 2014
Please send cover letter referring to PVL 80215; CV; statements of interest or philosophy in extension and research (one to two pages each); 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 (
Questions about the position can be directed 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. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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