Location: PROSSER, IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTER
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
This position is a 12-month Extension and research appointment (70% Extension; 30% research) in the School of Food Science. This position is recruiting as an Open Rank position. Any rank professor (Assistant, Associate, or Full-Professor) is welcome to apply for this position.
The successful candidate will develop an impactful and well-funded integrated extension and research program focusing on food safety, emphasizing raw agricultural products and minimally processed foods produced in the Pacific Northwest.
The School of Food Science (SFS) within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is seeking a dynamic, motivated, highly skilled, and experienced problem-solving leader and researcher who addresses the needs of industry, stakeholders, and communities across the state and nationally, providing solutions through relevant and engaging outreach and research programs. Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent 12-month tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2022 (or as negotiated) at the Prosser, Washington Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
The reporting and tenure home will be the School of Food Science.
The successful candidate is expected to:
Collaborate with basic and applied scientists across the university and region, and integrate extension and research activities to meet the needs of the diverse regional raw and minimally processed food industry.
Produce Extension and scholarly publications and/or other outputs in the area of food safety and disseminate scholarship in appropriate professional forums.
Provide statewide leadership in food safety through extension educational programs, publications, and technical assistance to a diverse audience of stakeholders.
Develop collaborative relationships with WSU, state and federal agencies, and other organizations that develop or influence food safety policies and impact food safety outcomes.
Measure, document, and report impacts of activities and programs.
Integrate distance technology into program delivery through web pages, electronic mailing, apps, multimedia technology, and other emerging technologies.
Serve as an advisor for both graduate and undergraduate students, providing them with research and internship opportunities.
Serve on state, regional, and national committees to promote food safety.
Actively participate in the School of Food Science and IAREC committees and activities.
Earned Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or a related discipline at the date of hire.
Strong academic training or industry experience in food safety. A minimum of 2 years of experience in food safety related work in a research university or industry.
A record of accomplishments in extension and research commensurate with department, college, and university standards for tenure or level of rank.
Extension experience including designing, delivering, and assessing effectiveness of an extension program.
5 years or more of experience in food safety related work in a research university or industry.
Demonstrated capability and knowledge to conduct programs that address food safety issues.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences.
Record of peer-reviewed publications or other scholarship commensurate with career level.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment.
Flexibility in exercising both leadership and team building roles to work collaboratively, independently, and harmoniously with other people.
Demonstrated ability to use computers, smart devices, and web-based technologies for program delivery.
Record of competitive grants, service contracts, and gift development success commensurate with career level.
Demonstrated ability to develop and carry out plans for fee-generating educational activities.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
School of Food Science
City, State, Zip:
Prosser, WA 99350
Commensurate upon qualifications and experience
Screening Begin Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin July 11, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
1) a detailed letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) statement on contributions to equity and diversity; 4) copies of official transcripts; and 5) Name, title, organization, phone number and e-mail address for three professional references. Reference letters will be requested from the finalists.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Please contact Dr. Meijun Zhu, Search Committee Chair, at Meijun.email@example.com, 509-335-4016 for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
1) a detailed letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications
5) Name, title, organization, phone number and e-mail address for three professional references. Reference letters will be requested from the finalists.
THE SCHOOL OF FOOD SCIENCE (SFS):
The WSU School of Food Science (SFS) provides education, scientific knowledge, leadership, and training to students, food science professionals, and the general public to ensure a safe, nutritious, innovative, and sustainable food supply for local and global consumers. SFS offers Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. programs in food science and a minor in food science. Students have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty and complete internships. Professionals interested in career development can take two online Certificates of Proficiency in Food Science and Food Safety. The WSU Creamery, renowned for Cougar Gold cheese and Ferdinand's ice cream, provides students with on-campus experiential learning and research opportunities, work experience, and financial support. SFS currently consists of eight faculty. SFS works closely with the University of Idaho Animal Veterinary and Food Sciences department, providing courses for our 42 undergraduate students and more than 40 graduate students. Faculty work collaboratively across the WSU campus in Pullman, WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, and WSU Wine Science Center in Tri-Cities. For more information, visit http://sfs.wsu.edu.
THE COLLEGE of AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN, and NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES (CAHNRS):
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 12 academic units, three extension program units, four research and extension centers distributed across the state, 13 subject matter centers, and one tribal and 39 county extension offices. CAHNRS fosters disciplines that serve at the interface of scientific discovery and its application to the advancement of society and improvement of the human experience. Our mission is to provide global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to producing a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promotes the well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promotes stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems. CAHNRS personnel embrace the opportunity to fulfill the university's land-grant mission by making groundbreaking research discoveries, by utilizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and by delivering relevant, progressive extension programs that synergistically generate outcomes that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Washington State, as well as for people around the globe. For more information, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students on five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Everett, and Vancouver) with approximately 21,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all. Further information about WSU can be found at: http://www.wsu.edu and https://wsu.edu/about/facts
LIFE IN PROSSER: Located in south-central Washington State, Prosser is the birthplace of Washington wine. The Yakima River runs through the town and expansive vineyards. At the Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Prosser, scientists from WSU, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and Washington State Department of Agriculture address concerns about the amount of water used in the state for agricultural production. Given that an estimated two thirds of Washington's crops come from irrigated land, this research is vital to the region's economy and sustainability. Prosser is also home to the recently established Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center and is just a 30-minute drive to the WSU Wine Science Center and WSU Tri-Cities campus. To learn more about the Prosser community, visit www.cityofprosser.com
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see http://advance.wsu.edu/.)
WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384, TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or email@example.com.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.