We are recruiting a highly esteemed scholar to the Dale A. Seiberling Professorship in Food Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU), College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The holder must be an internationally recognized scientist with an established record of published research and scholarship. The successful candidate will be a 9-month, full-time, tenured associate, or full tenured professor in a vibrant scholarly research program with an exemplary teaching, research, and outreach portfolio, and will inspire new and existing collaborations between engineering and food science.
The faculty member in this position will have appointments in the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST), 60%, and the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) 40%, and will have teaching responsibilities, as well as opportunities to advise graduate students in both administrative units. The Department of Food Science and Technology is the tenure home. Our aim is to recruit, support, and retain a scholar that will become an integral part of our joint academic programs. To that end, we encourage applications from scholars whose Research, Extension and Teaching cultivates learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds, and commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Expectations and Responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to:
Be a nationally and internationally recognized Food Scientist Engineer with strong academic experience
Be a leader in the academic and research fields of Food Engineering
Have an excellent record of scholarship
Have relevant industry experience or documented collaborations with industry
Show evidence for an independent research program including presenting research results at national and international meetings, securing extramural funding, and producing impactful publications.
Advise and mentor graduate students
Work collaboratively with university faculty and staff, government agencies, industry partners around the State of Ohio and community groups to advance the land grant mission of the college and university.
Teach academic courses
The Seiberling Professor is expected to provide leadership in Food Science and Engineering, with a preference for Dairy Engineering and Sustainable Processing of Foods.
A Ph.D. in Food Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, or in Food Science with an engineering degree. (emphasis)
A record of collaborations with the food industry.
An international reputation for advancing knowledge in food engineering.
An outstanding record of scholarly accomplishments.
Excellence in teaching, research, and outreach.
A record of extramural awards and ability to collaborate.
Leadership of new and existing multi-disciplinary teams within and outside of the university
Application Process and required materials:
Letter of interest describing qualifications, areas of expertise, career goals, and alignment with position description Current CV Statement of research interest (max two pages) Statement of efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, justice and/or equity in academic settings (max two pages) Statement of teaching philosophy (max two pages)
All application materials should be uploaded via Workday, search code R75098. Initial consideration will be given to applications received by May 30, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. We welcome informal inquiries which can be made by contacting the Search Committee Chair, Rafael Jimenez-Flores at Jimenez-Flores.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio States COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.
Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio States approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.
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