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Academic Faculty

(Assistant Professor)

School of Food Science

Open for Recruitment:  February 11, 2013 - Open until further notice
Announcement #:  10000074539
Salary Range:  Commensurate with Experience
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Job References
    Letter of Application
    Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    Curriculum Vitae
    Letters of Recommendation

Position Vacancy:

A tenure-track 9-month Assistant Professor in the School of Food Science at the University of Idaho located in Moscow, ID.  The position is an 80% teaching and a 20% research appointment.

The School of Food Science is jointly administered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho and the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.  Both colleges have a strong orientation to scholarly activities, research productivity and commitment to quality instruction.

Starting Date:  Begins August 2013 or on a mutually agreed upon date.

Major Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and teach 4-5 undergraduate and graduate courses annually within the food science curriculum; Specific course assignments and credit load will be based on SFS needs, expertise of incumbent and non-classroom responsibilities; Lead and document SFS undergraduate and graduate program assessment activities; Incorporate best practices into instructional efforts; Oversee the SFS undergraduate internship program; Coordinate SFS undergraduate student recruitment, retention and advising efforts; Develop experiential learning opportunities for food science majors, including undergraduate research; Participate in distance course development and instruction as part of load; Scholarly activity, as part of the research appointment, will focus primarily on the scholarship of teaching and assessment as related to food science, although other research opportunities are possible; Obtain grant funding to advance the scholarship of teaching, learning and food science education; Publish in peer-reviewed journals or other appropriate refereed forms of publication; Present scholarly findings at professional meetings and appropriate conferences; Establish cooperative programs with high schools via dual credit courses, teacher training and programs for high school students (e.g. FFA Career Development Events); Build collaborative relationships with scientists and educators, within and outside of the university; Work in faculty teams on interdisciplinary projects; Maintain membership in and provide leadership of university committees and professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Food Science or related field at time of hire.
  • Demonstrated high quality university-level teaching experience
  • Interest and ability in course design and delivery
  • Interest in advising and mentoring students and others 
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate and work with faculty teams
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communications skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Ability to plan, conduct and publish scholarly work in a specialty area.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Review of Applicants:

Screening of application materials will begin April 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:

See full announcement and apply on-line at under Current Job Openings. Complete the online application including:
  • letter of application addressing each of the required and desired qualifications
  • concise 3-4 page statement outlining your teaching philosophy, program direction and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • curriculum vita
  • four letters of reference from individuals able to address your qualifications relative to this position.

Inquiries regarding the position and for materials that cannot be submitted on-line:

Dr. Carolyn Ross
Chair of the Search Committee
P.O. Box 646376
Pullman, WA  99164-6376

School of Food Science Information:

The School of Food Science, formed in 2009, is comprised of 24 regular faculty members located at both the University of Idaho and Washington State University.  The School offers the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in food science and is the only food science program in the States of Washington and Idaho.   Faculty from both the University of Idaho and Washington State University teach courses in the curriculum, allowing students access to facilities and faculty expertise from both Universities.  Students are encouraged to work on research problems with faculty and participate in internships in the food industry.  Faculty programs in research and extension help ensure a safe, nutritious and economical food supply for the regionís residents while also enhancing the competitiveness of the food industry in both national and international markets.  Areas of research emphasis in the School of Food Science include 1) improving food safety and 2) developing healthy and sustainable foods and 3) fundamental approaches to enhance food quality.  Specific faculty and their areas of expertise can be found at   We provide high impact outreach and extension programs to enhance competitiveness of the food industry in the Northwest. 

The School of Food Science is jointly administered by the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ( and the WSU  College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS  The administrative offices are located 8 miles apart on the main campuses in Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA. Members of the faculty are located on both campuses and at the following sites:
  • WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and extension Center in Prosser, WA (
  • UI Food Technology Center, Caldwell, ID (
  • TechHelp, Boise, ID (
General Information:

The University of Idaho is the leading research university in Idaho and, like Washington State University is a comprehensive Land Grant university.  The University of Idaho is comprised of 10 academic colleges with a total student enrollment of over 12,300.  An overview of the University of Idaho can be found at  Washington State University ( is one of two research universities in the state.  It is organized into nine colleges and has a total enrollment of 26,000 students.  Of these, approximately 21,400 are on the main campus in Pullman.

The two communities of Moscow and Pullman offer a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions.  They combine a mild climate, clean air, excellent schools, affordable homes and a low crime rate.  Moscow and Pullman (combined populations of about 50,000) are about 75 miles south of Spokane, WA and have a regional airport and lie close to recreational areas in the Pacific Northwest, Montana, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.  For more information about the Pullman community, visit . To learn more about the Moscow community, visit or


To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.