UC Davis Seeks An Assistant Professor of Food Engineering
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Food Engineering. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track position in the College of Engineering at University of California, Davis
This position will address the department's mission in research and instruction for food engineering, processing technologies and bio-manufacturing to address key societal challenges related to food, health, economy and environment and to promote much-needed innovation in food processing and manufacturing systems.
The appointee is expected to establish an internationally-recognized, externally-funded fundamental and applied research program in food engineering and processing. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: innovative engineering, processing, and packaging approaches for addressing challenges of food safety, sustainability and food waste; enhancing food functionality and advancing foods for health; additive and bio-manufacturing approaches for food production; and systems-based approaches for food manufacturing and distribution such as cyber-physical methods and process controls. The engineering and processing approaches may include experimental and/or computational methods.
The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in food engineering and technology, in addition to other courses in the Biological Systems Engineering (EBS) program. The appointee will be expected to develop new courses in food engineering-related subjects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other specific teaching assignments will depend on the academic background of the appointee, and would typically include courses among: EBS 1 (Foundations of Biological Systems Engineering), EBS 125 (Heat Transfer in Biological Systems), EBS 127 (Mass Transfer and Kinetics in Biological Systems), EBS 130 (Modeling of Dynamic Processes in Biological Systems), EBS 170 (Biological Systems Engineering Design), EBS 265 (Design and Analysis of Engineering Experiments) and EBS 270 (Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems). Undergraduate and graduate student mentoring will be expected. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service are expected. Collaboration is also expected with other faculty and researchers across the University, and partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders. Safety and safe practice are of primary importance to the University of California and this position involves teaching courses in which safety is a major consideration. The successful candidate will ensure departmental and University safety policies are met and instill safety and help build a culture of safety throughout the academic program.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure or security of employment. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.
Open date: November 18th, 2021
Next review date: Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.