University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 96153



Working Title:
Assistant Professor of Food Science (Food Chemistry)
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Food Science, Chemistry, or Biochemistry
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
None beyond that required to obtain the required Ph.D. degree and area of specialization. Post-doctoral experience is highly recommended.
Principal duties:
Tenure track (academic 9-month) position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in Food Chemistry. Research areas include, but are not limited to: 1) small or large molecule chemistry; 2) chemical and biological properties of molecules relevant to food and related biomaterials; 3) development and elucidation of novel, chemical-based phenomena related to the quality, safety or sustainability of food materials. The position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and serving as advisor to graduate and undergraduate students.

Viable candidates will demonstrate a record of or potential for: 1) individual and collaborative extramural grantsmanship (e.g., USDA, NSF, NIH) with publications in reputable journals; 2) instructional innovation and student-centered teaching in an undergraduate food chemistry course with potential contributions to other courses within the curriculum; 3) support of education within the graduate program; 4) contribution to outreach, extension and service functions of the Department, College, University, and professional societies.

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 positin and rank.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
  Additional Information
 Review of applicants will begin December 2018.

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

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JULY 01, 2019
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: JANUARY 01, 2019
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 96153. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now".

Applicants should upload four separate documents cover letter, CV, statement of interest or philosophy in research and teaching, transcripts. Additionally, contact information for three references should be provided as they will be asked for letters of evaluation of the applicant.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 1, 2019, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Kirk Parkin
Phone: 608-263-2011
1605 Linden Dr   
Fax: N/A
A119 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. )

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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.  

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