Provide leadership in the area of Food Security, a rapidly-growing signature program of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS).Â Serve as Executive Director of the Integrated Food Security Research Center (IFSRC) which has been funded at a level of $ 5.3 M by the Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System as part of the Chancellorâ™s Research Initiative (CRI). Establish a vigorous, nationally-recognized research agenda in the areas of food security and human nutrition, oversee the completion of the campus Food Security Center, and obtain external funding in these areas.Â The initial teaching commitment will be 1-2 undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year in these areas.Â In addition, the successful candidate is expected to mentor students, lead curriculum and course development in these areas, and promote student engagement through service and experiential learning. Must also participate in college, university, community outreach, and professional service.
Provide leadership in the area of food security including serving as Director of the Integrated Food Security Research Center.
Capitalize on current and emerging research to promote our understanding of new and applied science knowledge to improve food security in the State of Texas, primarily for underserved and low resource communities, and publish results of this research in refereed journals, and acquire externally funded grants and contracts for relevant research projects.
Teaching courses and mentoring students in Human Nutrition and Foods (HUNF).
Engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, college, university, community and professional organizations.
Required Education and Experience:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
A Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Technology, or closely related fields.
An established track record of research experience in areas such as food safety, food product development, or food processing.
Minimum of 5-7 years experience in an academic setting including a research and teaching record that will justify tenure and appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Â Â Â
Demonstrate excellent leadership skills and a strategic vision to provide direction to the IFSRC.
Proficiency in written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences.
Strong record of peer-reviewed publications and success in securing external grants for research projects.
Engagement with professional organizations in the discipline, commodity groups and/or service organizations.
Internal Number: R-032311
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Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.