Job ID: 173364

Continuing Track Assistant Professor of Food Science

The University of Delaware

  • Nov. 24, 2021
  • Continuing Track Assistant Professor of Food Science
  • Department of Animal and Food Sciences
  • The University of Delaware
    Newark, DE
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Food Sciences/Technology/Toxicology

Continuing Track Assistant Professor of Food Science
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
The University of Delaware
Newark, DE

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a 9-month, continuing non-tenure track position of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022. This position is 80% teaching and 20% service (15% professional and 5% conventional University service). Teaching responsibilities will include courses in diverse areas of food science, food safety, and food systems. Courses could include Food Science, Product Development, Sensory Evaluation, Food Regulation, Fermentation Sciences, and additional courses depending on academic expertise, qualifications, and departmental priorities and programming.

The candidate is expected to actively engage in innovative scholarly activity related to instruction and education, including but not limited to teaching courses, participation in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for their teaching program, and sharing the results of successful innovative pedagogies through peer-reviewed publications. The candidate will participate in recruiting, mentoring, and advising undergraduate students. The candidate will engage with Cooperative Extension and the local food industry in delivering workshops and training and serve as a department liaison and outreach coordinator with the Delmarva food industry in connection with continued growth of College facilities, including sensory and test kitchen areas associated with the Genuardi Food Innovation Laboratory. All faculty members are expected to create a diverse and inclusive learning environment while serving in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, staff, farm managers, students, administrators, and members of the public.

Successful candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in food sciences or a related field. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in classroom instruction, student mentoring, and teaching scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching in the area of food sciences at the post-secondary education level.

Additional institutional information:
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences ( is one of the four departments in UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), with 16 full-time faculty focused in the areas of animal sciences and food sciences located in Newark and Georgetown, DE. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources includes a 350-acre agricultural experiment station and teaching farm, Allen Laboratory (biosafety level 3), and the Lasher Diagnostic Laboratory. The primary research and teaching laboratory building (Worrilow Hall) completed a $38-million renovation and reopened in late 2020, providing state-of-the-art laboratories and core facilities for use by the successful candidate. Departmental programs cover a wide range of scientific disciplines that support the safe and economical production of livestock and quality foods, as well as the care, health, and use of companion animals. In the field of animal science, disciplines include virology, physiology, nutrition, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, engineering, biochemistry, genomics, and animal management. In food science, the department covers the disciplines of food safety (microbiology), chemistry and engineering, and culinary aspects of food production. The department is highly collaborative across college, department, and institutional lines and is integrated with Cooperative Extension. University of Delaware’s attractive main campus is in Newark, DE, which is within one hour of Philadelphia and Baltimore, and two hours of New York and Washington, D.C. An Amtrak station is located 0.4 miles from the Department of Animal and Food Sciences’ building. The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Engaged University. The University of Delaware is a well-endowed, state-assisted institution with selective admissions and a student body of more than 19,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students.

University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications must be received by December 31st .

For more information, contact Dr. Haiqiang Chen (haiqiang@UDel.Edu), ANFS Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Application instructions:
To apply, submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching philosophy statement which includes a description of your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they pertain to innovative and contemporary teaching scholarship; (4) a statement describing your previous efforts and future plans to create a diverse and inclusive learning environment; and (5) a list of three references at Job Reference # 497206 . Application materials submitted via email will not be considered. Submitted documents will be shared with departmental faculty.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity:
    The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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