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University of Arkansas

Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry - 12 MONTH



Full Time

On Site


Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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TFDS | Food Science

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Summary of Job Duties:

We are looking for an Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry (a 12-month position with 65% research and 35% teaching appointments), who can collaboratively contribute to our vision of strengthening food systems through fundamental knowledge of chemistry to enable the manufacturing of safe, health-promoting foods with novel textures. The successful candidate will be expected to use a multi-disciplinary systems approach to develop a nationally recognized research program with expertise in food chemistry in one or more of the following areas, but not limited to; investigating relationships between the structure and functional properties of food for improving the nutritional, safety, and sensory properties of food, which will lead to novel value-added products or ingredients from agricultural commodities; characterizing chemical changes in foods using advanced analytical techniques; investigating physicochemical properties of food biopolymers; designing new food structures through physical and chemical interactions of food components for emerging food products.

The candidate will secure extramural funding from various sources including federal, state, industry, and private sources to manage a nationally recognized research program by recruiting and advising graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on the interests and needs of the Department of Food Science. He/she will serve the Department, Division, and College committees as assigned, and an opportunity and expertise permit.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Food Science or closely related discipline conferred by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential to excel in conducting and publishing high-impact research, developing an independent research program, collaborating within interdisciplinary teams of scientists, and successful grant writing

  • Demonstrated strong speaking and writing communication skills

  • Motivation and demonstrated skills to effectively educate students through academic programs in Food Science

  • Relevant post-doctoral studies and industry experience

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

University of Arkansas Human Resources, ADMN 222, [Register to View] ,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View]

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible: