Assistant Professor of Food Science - Dairy Foods Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Madison in Wisconsin

Deadline October 15, 2014
Date Posted August 8, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Food Science and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Position: Tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level (65% extension, 35% research) specializing in dairy foods manufacturing. Research areas include, but are not limited to: the manufacturing, functionality, quality, or safety of dairy foods or their components. This is an annual (12 month) appointment.


Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will: 1) develop a competitively-funded and integrated research and education program focused on the needs of Wisconsin's dairy foods industry; 2) develop, adapt, and assess educational activities to address emerging industry needs or issues; 3) become a leader in the nation's most successful dairy outreach program.  


This position is of long-term strategic importance to the mission of the Food Science Department and the UW-Madison campus. Excellent opportunities exist to collaborate with institutional scientists/staff on the campus such as the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research.


The position carries a commitment to the functions of Extension, research, and instruction, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.


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Requirements:  Earned doctorate in Food Science, Dairy Science, Microbiology or a related field. At least two to three years of relevant experience in industry or in industry-focused outreach is preferred.  Please send cover letter referring to PVL 80215; CV; statements of interest or philosophy in extension and research (one to two pages each); all college transcripts; and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:


Dairy Foods Specialist Search Committee

Attn:  Marcia Verhage

Department of Food Science

1605 Linden Drive

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI 53706


Review of applications will begin October, 2014.


Further information regarding this position may be found at

The Food Science Department views recruiting women and minority faculty members as central to its strategic goals. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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