The Department of Food Science and Technology invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position with expertise in chemistry/food chemistry.
FST is taking a leadership role in ensuring that Oregon and beyond will meet 21st century food systems' challenges by integrating sustainability across all parts of our Mission – Education, Research, and Outreach. FST has a long tradition of strong stakeholder engagement and impactful research programs funded by annual research expenditures around $5M of federal and industry grant funding supporting around 50 graduate students.
Food system resilience is critical to meeting present and future needs for sustained provision of food supplies in the face of growing populations, changing climate, and increasingly integrated systems of production and manufacturing. This position is one of seven new positions related to Resilient Food Systems in the FST, Biological & Ecological Engineering (BEE) departments including Sustainable Food Packaging (FST), Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing (FST), Intelligent Food Systems Engineering (FST/BEE), Waste to Resource Engineer (BEE/FST), Sustainable Seafood Processing, and Seafood Safety at the OSU Seafood Research Center in Astoria. We seek individuals who can blend food chemistry principles with sustainable food production and consumption to meet the challenges of the future.
The principal function of this position is to conduct research and generate new knowledge in food chemistry and apply the knowledge to advance the understandings of food systems. Additional components of the position are to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in food chemistry, and to contribute to University and professional service. The incumbent will develop a research program in basic and applied food chemistry based on expertise with carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, or other food components. Food chemistry research in any of these areas will generate fundamental knowledge leading to increased functionality, optimized textural attributes, improved quality, extended shelf-life and stability, or other attributes of relevance to sustainable food systems. The incumbent will work with the food and beverage industry to develop solutions to major challenges and opportunities in food and beverage manufacturing.
College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic instruction, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. There is an expectation that, as part of your role in the college, you embody and advance the principles and practices conveyed in the CASCARE Commitment document.
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Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Science, Biochemistry, or in a closely related field, completed by the start date of the position.
Evidence of excellence in conducting research.
Record of/commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved students or other audiences.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Office and chemistry lab environment. Travel for field research and presentations. Evening and/or weekend work may be required for conference travel and research work in the field and laboratory.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.