Utah State University seeks a talented full-time Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Food Safety. The position will be academically housed in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The position is offered as a 0.917 full-time equivalent 12-month tenure-track Assistant Professor rank with a split appointment of 70% Extension, 25% Teaching, and 5% Service. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and conducting extension activities and programming that supports the processing and manufacturing of safe food including traceability systems and recall plans in Utah.
The successful candidate will be assigned to teach online and face-to-face courses in the area of food safety that support the Food Science and Master of Food Safety and Quality programs and mentorship of MFSQ students in applied practice experiences. Utah State University encourages all faculty to participate in professional service to the department, college, institution, and profession.
Proposed start date is July 1, 2023
This person will be expected to do the following related to their responsibilities as an Extension Specialist:
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