The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate meats courses and provide lectures in other relevant classes as needed, develop an Extension meat science program that interacts with the appropriate work teams within the Agriculture and Agribusiness and appropriate extension institutes, and collaborates on applied research projects relevant to the Extension role in an area of meat science. Opportunities to collaborate with faculty in the Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition, of Animal Science, and of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, as well as others exist. In addition, the successful candidate will provide supervision to personnel in the MSU Meat Laboratory and is expected to develop strong relationships with meat-/food-related industry groups, including the MSU Food Processing Innovation Center (https://www.canr.msu.edu/fpic/), through the applied research program and educational activities.
Teaching Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Animal Science 201 (Animal Products; lecture, Fall and Spring semesters), Animal Science 201L (Animal Products Laboratory; Fall Semester), and Food Science 433 (Food Processing: Muscle Foods; lecture/lab, Spring semester).
Extension and Outreach Responsibilities: The successful candidate will serve as the liaison with the MSU Meat Laboratory (https://www.canr.msu.edu/meatlab/), conduct relevant workshops and/or short courses that serve stakeholders and the industry, and conduct applied research addressing needs of the meats industry.
Masters -Meat Science, Food Science, Animal Scien
Doctorate -Meat Science, Food Science, Animal Scien
Candidates must have at least an M.S. degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Meat Science, Food Science, Animal Science or a closely related field, with documented experience in meat science research. The ability to work professionally with faculty, staff, and students from diverse populations is required. The applicant should possess a willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Prior research and/or industrial experience is highly desirable. Prior teaching experience, including a desire for involvement in student learning outcome assessment, is also highly desirable.
Required Application Materials
Applications should include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) an Extension/applied research statement outlining current and future goals, 5) a paragraph on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity, and 6) the names and contact information for three references.
To apply, applicants must provide requested information at the MSU Human Resources site at http://careers.msu.edu and upload requested documentation. Documentation should include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) an Extension/applied research statement outlining current and future goals, 5) a paragraph on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity, and 6) the names and contact information for three references.
For questions about the application process, please contact Lisa Oliva, 517-353-3303, email@example.com. For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Les Bourquin, 517-353-3329, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
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The successful candidate will join a vibrant, diverse and growing faculty team engaged in scholarly activity pertaining to food science, muscle biology, meat processing, meat product safety, and process optimization. The program is supported by modern USDA-inspected processing facilities, and state-of-the-art research laboratories.
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