TitleAssociate Professor in Meat Science/Food SafetyDepartmentAnimal&Biomedical Sciences-Res (2450)Medical Sub-SpecialityLocationTucson Area FarmsPosition Summary
The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor in Meat Science/Food Safety. This is a 9-month academic position and will be split between 70% research, 20% teaching, and 10% service.
Individuals committed to establishing and maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in food safety with emphasis on sustainable production and safety of meat and related products are sought. Areas of primary food safety expertise could include, but are not limited to, food science, food technology, food processing, food microbiology, meat science, meat safety, meat packaging, creation of processes to add and maintain value, and environmental sustainability of meat products. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with existing faculty members both on and off campus, and to increase the impact and visibility of the food safety program.
The University of Arizona houses a Federally inspected meat slaughter and processing facility. This facility will provide an absolutely valuable resource and opportunity for the successful candidate to conduct research, teaching and outreach activities. The University of Arizona has a food safety consortium where all faculty and staff interested in food safety from various units and colleges across campus come together to solve issues faced by Arizona agriculture and food production. The consortium promotes collaboration in research, teaching and outreach activities related to food safety.
The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences supports Inclusive Excellence. The University diversity strategic initiative is designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department's diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women and minorities.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program in food/meat safety with emphasis on sustainable production and safety of meat products; Collaborate with existing faculty members both on and off campus within the University of Arizona and other institutions; understand the research needs and collaborate with the food/meat industries in Arizona on research; play a key role in increasing the impact and visibility of the food safety program; and actively participate in the food safety consortium.
The position includes a significant appointment in undergraduate and graduate instruction in food/meat safety and production. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to develop and deliver courses on food/meat safety and production for UA students, as well as students in institutions that lack these courses, and for industry personnel seeking professional development. One of the courses that the candidate in this position will have to teach includes Meat Animal Composition.
The new faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. The successful candidate will be expected to support the food/meat industry in Arizona and must be able to communicate effectively with prospective and current students, industry personnel, commodity groups, livestock producers, meat processors and the wider community.
The successful candidate will serve on Departmental and College Committees as assigned by the Director or the College Dean. The successful candidate will contribute to UA's commitment to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and participate in departmental, college, and university affairs.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
* Demonstrated ability to independently develop and conduct research focused on food safety with emphasis on sustainable and safe production of meat and related products
* Demonstrated ability to teach college-level classes and/or to mentor students.
* Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff
* PhD in food science, food safety, food technology, food microbiology, meat science, animal science, microbiology, nutrition, poultry science or another related field.
* Record of excellence in teaching or mentoring.
* Desire to develop and teach distance learning courses.
* Experience leading or participating in international research, education, or development projects.
Preferred QualificationsRankAssociate ProfessorTenure InformationTenure Track (T/TE)FLSAExemptFTE1.00Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40Benefits EligibleYes - Full BenefitsPosted Rate of PayDOEJob CategoryFacultyType of criminal background check required:Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Posting Detail Information
Posting NumberF21797Number of VacanciesOneDesired Start DatePosition End Date (if temporary)Limited to Current UA EmployeesNoContact Information for Candidates
Open Date02/26/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesReview Begins On03/15/2019Special Instructions SummaryDiversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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* *Do you have a Ph.D in Food Science, Food Safety, Food Technology, Food Microbiology, Meat Science, Animal Science, Microbiology, Nutrition, Poultry Science or another related field?
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* Statement of Interest
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