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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 737964
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Agricultural Technology Institute 10002042
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Agriculture, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Academic Specialist-Teacher, also known as the IAT Programs Coordinator, is a one-year, full time benefits eligible appointment, renewable annually based on performance and availability of funding. This position is jointly administrated between IAT and FSHN.

IAT Programs Coordinator – This position will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the IAT in Food Processing, Technology and Safety Certificate Program to foster working relationship with the food processing industry, community college partners, high school counselors and teachers. This position includes teaching credit courses in the program and course/curriculum development; as well as some advising for students in the program. Visit the Institute of Agricultural Technology at for program information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Food Science and Processing Discipline

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Food Science and Processing Discipline

Minimum Requirements

  • Master of Science in Food Processing, Technology and Safety                                    
  • Five years of industry or teaching experience in the food processing field
  • Experience in program management and evaluation

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a Food Science and Processing discipline
  • Experience in recruitment and retention of students 
  • Food processing business experience
  • Skills in career planning and placement

Required Application Materials

Applications will be accepted immediately and until a suitable candidate is identified.  Priority consideration is given to those individuals who apply on or before April 1, 2019.  Applicants may apply for this position via the link at  Applications should include:

  • a list of three references
  • resume/vita
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • letter of interest and statement of philosophy on diversity, equity and inclusion should be uploaded with the application.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Inquiries concerning the application process should be directed to Nathan Westfall ( Chair of the Search Committee. Questions regarding IAT may be directed to Dr. Dorcia B. Chaison (, Interim Director.


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