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UC Davis Announces Assistant Professor In Food Physical Chemistry

September 17, 2019

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Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry





Job Summary

The Department of Food Science and Technology at University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry

The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. The appointee will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program relevant to food physical chemistry. This is an academic year (9 month) tenure-track professor position at the assistant rank. The position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station carrying the expectation that the appointee conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to California stakeholders. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in food physical chemistry, with a typical teaching load of two to three courses per year.

The Department of Food Science and Technology drives innovation in the food science through a range of interdisciplinary research encompassing microbiology, analytical and natural products chemistry, biochemistry, process and biochemical engineering and sensory science. The department is associated with the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science at UC Davis and is internationally recognized worldwide as a premier center of excellence in research.
The appointee will have access to wide-ranging infrastructure resources and many collaborative opportunities within the Department, other Departments within the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, and with colleagues in the College of Biological Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Letters and Science among others.
The UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is the leading academic agricultural research institution in the US and the College of Engineering is ranked among the top 10% of all PhD granting institutions. The community of Davis is centrally located to many of wine producing regions of California. Residents of Davis, minutes from Sacramento, enjoy a high quality of life in a University town setting, situated between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the San Francisco Bay area.
Applicants should submit materials via the following website:
Additional inquiries can be directed to
Professor Christopher W. Simmons
Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology
One Shields Avenue
University of California, Davis, CA 95616
PH: (530) 752-2109      EM:
The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1, 2019.
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UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitment must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.


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