New Mexico State University has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Professor for Microbial Food Safety.
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences – Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at New Mexico State University, which houses the Food Science and Technology academic program, is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in the program area of food safety microbiology.
This is a 12‐month tenure‐track position with 63% research, 25% Extension, and 12% teaching responsibilities in the area of microbiological food safety. The individual in the position will be responsible for developing research and Extension programming in microbial food safety with a focus on chile peppers, fresh produce and processing of other commodities important to New Mexico. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain extramurally‐funded, mission-oriented research and education programs designed to address microbiological risks associated with New Mexico commodities and food products. This position will be assigned as a core faculty member of the newly formed Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems and therefore will be expected to effectively build and participate on interdisciplinary and multi-departmental teams, and develop collaborative relationships with faculty in the center, and across the college and university. The candidate will be assigned to provide technical consultation, workforce training and food safety/regulatory compliance training to clientele in the state and region. Classroom teaching (estimated as one class/year), mentoring graduate students and active participation in the departmental academic programs are required. Service activities to the department, college and university are also expected.