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Assistant/Associate Professor, Extension Specialist of Food Science/Technology (Tenure Track)
Alcorn State University

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Extension Specialist of Food Science/Technology (Tenure Track)
University Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS, United States
Department College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Food Sciences/Technology/Toxicology

Job Summary

The incumbent teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Food Science, Food Technology and related areas. The successful candidate will develop value-added products and training programs to fulfill the mission of the Product Development Center (PDC).


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • The incumbent will establish collaborations with stakeholders and agency or industry partners to strengthen educational, research and outreach programming; and seeks to leverage external and internal support for teaching, research and extension.
  • Knowledge of and experience using statistical, geographical information systems, and Map Window
  • Demonstrates integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Strong time management skills
  • Passion for teaching and engaging with students
  • Skilled in mentoring students
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and foster a collegial environment conducive to teamwork and student’s high level of learning

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts a requisite number of classes; teaches assigned subjects
  • Provides guidance and supervision to students
  • Creates and maintains an environment conducive to excellence in teaching, learning and research
  • Preparation and formulation of curricula focused on his/her subject(s)
  • Participates in departmental meetings and holds scheduled office hours
  • Maintains equipment in the laboratory, makes arrangements for laboratory practical sessions, and provides materials to students
  • Provides academic support to other faculty members
  • Serves on departmental and university committees, as assigned
  • Demonstrates grantsmanship and the ability to publish peer review journals


Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Technology or other related discipline


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