Assistant Professor of Food Science (Food Chemistry)

Madison, Wisconsin
Negotiable (academic 9 months)
October 09 2018
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Full Time
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Department of Food Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Food Science and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Position: Tenure track (academic 9-month) position at the Assistant Professor level (60% research, 40% instruction) 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 and biochemical phenomena related to the quality, safety or sustainability of food materials. The incumbent is expected to establish mutually productive links between Food Science and colleagues in the more basic sciences on campus. The position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and serving as advisor to graduate and undergraduate students.

Responsibilities:  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. This 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 position and rank.

Requirements:  Earned doctorate in Food Science, Chemistry, or Biochemistry. Post-doctoral experience is highly recommended.  Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 96153.   Applications for this position 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.

Review of applications will begin December 2018.

Further information regarding this position may be found at

The Food Science Department views recruiting women and minority faculty members as central to its strategic goals. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.