Responsibilities This position will be responsible for teaching coursework for the IAT Food Processing,
Technology and Safety Certificate Program located at Michigan State University (MSU) and
at IAT community college partners. Additional responsibilities will include maintenance and
coordination of the food processing mobile labs/units. Units will include liquid processing (fruit,
vegetable and milk), retort, and cereal grains.
Responsibilities include: (1) teaching courses in food processing and in the candidate’s area of
expertise and/or as needed by the program; (2) fostering a working relationship with the food
processing industry, community college partners, high school counselors and teachers; (3)
assist in assessment of program and curriculum student learning objectives; (4) maintenance and
coordination of the food processing mobile labs/units; (5) assist with on campus pilot lab
maintenance as needed during the summer, and (6) working closely with appropriate MSU
Departments for program delivery and development.
Position: Academic Specialist, one-year, full time appointment, renewable annually based upon
performance and availability of funding. This position is jointly administered between
IAT and FSHN.
Unit Manger and Instructor – This position will be responsible for teaching coursework related to Food Processing and overall coordination and management of the Food Processing mobile units used at the IAT Community College partners for the Food Processing, Technology and Safety Certificate Program. Visit the Institute of Agricultural Technology at www.iat.msu.edu for program information.
Masters -Food Science or Food Processing, Technology and Safety areas
Doctorate -Food Science
Required: Master of Science in Food Science, or Food Processing, Technology and Safety areas
Three years of industry or teaching experience in food processing field
Experience in food processing equipment operations
Preferred: Ph.D. in Food Science or related field with demonstrated experience in food processing and/or safety
Food processing business experience
Application: Applications will be accepted immediately and until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants may apply for this position via the link at https://jobs.msu.edu. Two letters of recommendation, resume/vita and a letter of interest should be uploaded with the application. Questions may be directed to Dr. Perry Ng, Chair of the Search Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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