Professor, Head of the Department of Food Science and Director of the Institute of Food Science and
University of Arkansas, Department of Food Science
October 10, 2018
Salary compensation will be co
Full Time - Experienced
Years of Experience:
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, seek an energetic individual to provide creative and exemplary leadership for the research, teaching and Extension programs for one of the top 5 Food Science Departments in the nation. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interface with leaders in one of the nation’s most diverse food and business environments where new business and entrepreneurial initiatives are strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will lead proactive efforts to strengthen ongoing, multidisciplinary research programs in basic and applied food chemistry, food microbiology, food processing, food engineering, sensory science and human nutrition. The successful candidate will also provide leadership for the interdisciplinary Institute of Food Science and Engineering and its 3 Centers (IFSE.uark.edu). The Department houses an IFT-approved undergraduate program with three concentrations as well as MS and PhD graduate programs. The University of Arkansas is located at Fayetteville, AR in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville ranked in the top-5 BEST places to live according to the US New and World Reports in 2017. Additional information about the Food Science Department and programs is available at https://food-science.uark.edu/
Prominent scientists with an earned Ph.D., in Food Science or closely related field, and an outstanding record of personal and professional accomplishments are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate’s record must demonstrate their leadership skills and abilities necessary to administer a dynamic program encompassing: research that advances the science of food and addresses industry needs in Arkansas and Nationally; teaching which builds excellence in our residential and on-line instruction; and Extension and outreach which builds collaboration and effective communication with our diverse clientele and stakeholders. This is a tenured position with a twelve-month appointment. Candidates will be expected to have an internationally recognized research and funding record consistent with an appointment at the rank of full Professor. Candidates will need to submit: 1) a curriculum vitae and 2) a statement of purpose, including accomplishments and future leadership goals, with emphasis on articulating a vision for the future of the field of Food Science. Applications submission is through https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/29922. References will be subsequently sought from those candidates considered most appropriate by the search committee. Questions may be sent via email to the Chair of the search committee, Wayne MacKay. Preference will be given to applications received prior to November 10 2018. The position will remain open until filled.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 29922
About University of Arkansas, Department of Food Science
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for empl...oyees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.