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Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice
Department/College/Unit Food Science & Technology-0836
Requisition Number F_170117
Posting Open Date 09/27/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
10/30/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will provide instruction in association with the 3+1 cooperative Food Science and Technology Program that is now established between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China. The first group of 3+1 students will come to UNL in Fall 2018. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in the areas of Food Chemistry and Analysis, technical electives in the incumbent’s area of expertise, and directing the senior seminar. The incumbent will teach one section (~40 students) of Food Chemistry Lecture and three sections (~20 students each) of Food Chemistry Lab in the Fall Semester, will teach sections of Food Science Seminar and/or Advanced Food Analysis in the Spring (no less than four class sections of 20 students each), and assist with other upper level FDST courses as needed. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in Lincoln, although the opportunity exists to teach in Yangling during some semesters.

The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will report to the Head of the UNL Department of Food Science and Technology and will coordinate with the 3+1 program director regarding teaching assignments and schedules. The incumbent will also be expected to assist the 3+1 program director in administration of the cooperative program. Prior to the arrival of the 3+1 students, the incumbent will spend no more than one year shadowing UNL faculty who teach the relevant courses. The shadowing will include lecture preparation, lecturing, lab instruction, exam preparation and correction, and all other duties as instructors under the direction of the UNL faculty in charge of the course.

As appropriate to the appointment, the Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and/or teaching program in a self-identified area of food science and technology; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations, including effective integration with research groups and/or educational programming (e.g., The Food Processing Center); connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and/or educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and/or teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.

In addition to the above-described duties, the Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and or university level.

Minimum Required Qualifications

A PhD or equivalent in Food Science, Food Chemistry, or a closely related area is required (earned PhD in place by date of employment).

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral research and teaching experience or industrial experience is desirable.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required No
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How to Apply

Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and teaching statement (as Other Document).

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Karen Randall
krandall2@unl.edu

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document
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