Cal Poly, Horticulture & Crop Science Department San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Jul 17, 2019Full time
Assistant/Associate Professor of Postharvest Microbiology California Polytechnic State University The Horticulture & Crop Science Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking an ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POSTHARVEST MICROBIOLOGY Full-time academic year. Beginning date is January 6, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will teach courses that prepare students for a broad range of careers in food microbiology and postharvest technology as they relate to both fresh and lightly-processed fruits and vegetables. Based on the successful applicants areas of expertise, there is opportunity to develop new courses associated with this position. Teaching and scholarship interests should include: microbial contamination and transmission, antimicrobial sanitation methods, packaging and temperature effects on microbial growth and overall product shelf-life and cold-chain logistics The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to further develop curriculum related to these areas of emphasis. Duties may include but are not limited to: supervision of undergraduate senior projects, student career and coursework advising, and serving as advisor/mentor for student extracurricular activities such as clubs, judging teams, and/or professional organizations. Student supervision may also include graduate student research, teaching of graduate-level courses, and participation in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (e.g., applied research, grant writing, publications, and presentations). Service activities will include participation in department, college, and university committees. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with technical staff and student employees to oversee and enhance departmental facilities. At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Polys values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.