Research on Ingredient Safety Endowed Chair

Michigan State University in Michigan

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 28, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Research on Ingredient Safety Endowed Chair

 

Michigan State University (MSU) invites qualified candidates to apply for an Endowed Professor level position in food and consumer product safety. The successful candidate will serve as the inaugural Director of the newly established Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at MSU, which focuses on food and consumer product ingredient safety research, training and communication. It is an independent, science-based program that has a three-part mission: 1) Conduct leading-edge research that addresses critical questions related to food and packaged goods ingredient safety, as well as informs regulators and industry decision-makers and consumers;  2) Communicate research findings and the current state-of-the-science to consumers, regulators and industry in a timely fashion to enhance consumer confidence; and 3) Provide graduate and post-graduate training for the next generation of food and packaged goods ingredient safety professionals.

 

Responsibilities: MSU recognizes that scientific leadership and direction are essential for this center to be recognized nationally and internationally, as well as to successfully address the needs of industry and other stakeholders. To accomplish this goal, MSU has created an Endowed Chair for a dedicated senior scientist possessing extensive experience in food and/or packaged goods ingredient safety research to lead the program. The successful candidate will be an active researcher as well as a leader, educator and professional able to interact effectively with a variety of collaborating organizations and constituent parties. The successful candidate will serve as the inaugural Director of this center and will enjoy a joint appointment in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department (FSHN) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Center for Integrative Toxicology (CIT) in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Qualifications: Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in toxicology or related field from an appropriately accredited institution; extensive experience in food and packaged goods ingredient safety research and regulatory policies; outstanding written and oral communication skills; and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the food and consumer product industry.

 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Application Materials: Please send (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position and a statement of interest; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) three reference letters to: Dr. John Baker, Chair, Research on Ingredient Safety Endowed Chair search committee at searchcommittee@anr.msu.edu.

 

Application review: Application review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

 

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.