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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 590718
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Agricultural Technology Institute 10002042
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Non-Union

Position Summary

Responsibilities           This position will be responsible for teaching coursework for the IAT Food Processing,

                                     Technology and Safety Certificate Program located at Michigan State University (MSU) and

                                     at IAT community college partners. Additional responsibilities will include maintenance and

                                     coordination of the food processing mobile labs/units. Units will include liquid processing (fruit,

                                     vegetable and milk), retort, and cereal grains.


                                     Responsibilities include: (1) teaching courses in food processing and in the candidate’s area of

                                     expertise and/or as needed by the program; (2) fostering a working relationship with the food

                                     processing industry, community college partners, high school counselors and teachers; (3)

                                     assist in assessment of program and curriculum student learning objectives; (4) maintenance and

                                     coordination of the food processing mobile labs/units; (5) assist with on campus pilot lab

                                     maintenance as needed during the summer, and (6) working closely with appropriate MSU

                                     Departments for program delivery and development.


Position:                      Academic Specialist, one-year, full time appointment, renewable annually based upon

                                     performance and availability of funding. This position is jointly administered between



Unit Manger and Instructor – This position will be responsible for teaching coursework related to Food Processing and overall coordination and management of the Food Processing mobile units used at the IAT Community College partners for the Food Processing, Technology and Safety Certificate Program. Visit the Institute of Agricultural Technology at for program information.







Required Degree

Masters -Food Science or Food Processing, Technology and Safety areas

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Food Science

Minimum Requirements

Required:        Master of Science in Food Science, or Food Processing, Technology and Safety areas

 Three years of industry or teaching experience in food processing field

  Experience in food processing equipment operations







Desired Qualifications

Preferred:        Ph.D. in Food Science or related field with demonstrated experience in food processing and/or safety


Food processing business experience

Required Application Materials

Application:               Applications will be accepted immediately and until a suitable candidate is identified.  Applicants may apply for this position via the link at Two letters of recommendation, resume/vita and a letter of interest should be uploaded with the application. Questions may be directed to Dr. Perry Ng, Chair of the Search Committee (



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