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Job ID: 186013

Assistant Professor (12-month, full time tenure-track position)
Washington State University

Date Posted May 20, 2022
Title Assistant Professor (12-month, full time tenure-track position)
University Washington State University
Pullman, WA, United States
Department Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Food Process Engineering
    Engineering - Other
The Department of Biological Systems Engineering (College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences) seeks a 12-month, full time tenure-track position in the rank of Assistant Professor in food engineering. The position has primarily research and teaching responsibilities with the expectation of contributing to outreach and extension activities. The successful candidate will establish a competitive and independent research and teaching program in food engineering. The candidate should: develop new scientific knowledge and provide sound engineering solutions to address consumer and industry needs; effectively integrate with existing research and teaching programs in the department on food process engineering and packaging technologies; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of food processing and food engineering; contribute to new online degree programs, write proposals to secure extramural funds from state, regional and national grant sources, private foundations and companies. The program should be based on scientific, and stakeholder needs and effectively integrate with other disciplines such as other engineering disciplines as well as food, materials, computer, and health sciences. Other responsibilities include advising graduate and undergraduate students, mentoring student activities/organizations, and serving the university, college, department, and professional organizations.

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Food Engineering or closely related field; Demonstrated knowledge in food engineering, food processing or related engineering fields; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies; Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching and mentoring.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated research experience in food process engineering, food safety and food quality; Demonstrated ability to develop and teaching food engineering, food processing and related undergraduate and graduate courses; Evidence of scholarship through publication in peer reviewed journals related to food engineering, food science and related fields; Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with food, package, and equipment companies and food related regulatory and governmental agencies; Evidence of securing extramural grant funds, and in project management.; Record of active participation in academic and/or professional organizations; Experience with curriculum development.

Screening of application materials begins August 15, 2022, and is open until the position is filled.

To apply, visit (please search for R-5785). Please contact Dr. Juming Tang, Search Committee Chair, at, 509-335-2140 with questions about this position.

  • <span style="font-size: 10pt;]WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

    <span style="font-size: 10pt;]WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    <span style="font-size: 10pt;]WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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  • Juming Tang
    Department of Biological Systems Engineering
    Washington State University
    1935 E. Grimes Way
    Pullman, WA 99164-6120
  • 509-335-2140


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