Faculty Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Food Engineering

Faculty Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Food Engineering

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Position Description

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty dedicated to the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis, announces an Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will fit within our department’s disciplinary focus in Food Engineering.

This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities.


Criteria for appointment include: B.S. in engineering is required. Ph.D. in engineering is highly desired. Candidates with extensive training in engineering research during their Ph.D. but with a Ph.D. in a related, non-engineering field will also be considered; a record of excellence in scholarly research; and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program in food engineering and processing. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Biological Systems Engineering program, be actively involved in student advising and mentoring, curricular development, and department, University, and professional service.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence in understanding the barriers to full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. The applicant’s record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

To Apply

Applications should be submitted via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu.  Inquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Monica Ferrigno, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, email mferrigno@ucdavis.edu.  For questions concerning the position, contact the recruitment advisory committee chair, Prof. N. NITIN at  nnitin@ucdavis.edu (530-752-6208).  The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by 17 January 2021. Additional details can be found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/.

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