Assistant Professor Food Safety – 12 month

Type of Position:

Faculty – Tenure/Tenure Track

Workstudy Position:No

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Sponsorship Available:Yes

Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees.  The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture.  The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. 

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Summary of Job Duties:

The successful candidate will develop a nationally competitive and independent research program in food safety that meets critical needs of the state of Arkansas. Focus areas may include microbial ecology in food production and manufacturing systems, food safety intervention technologies, molecular methods in food safety microbiology, or risk assessment of human pathogens of foods. The successful candidate will complement existing food safety research and collaborate with other research in the Center for Food Safety ( for implementing farm-to-fork solutions to reduce foodborne pathogens in a wide range of food production systems. Responsibilities will include teaching core undergraduate course(s) in food microbiology. The candidate will be expected to engage in supporting the Master of Food Safety online program; recruit and advise graduate students; supervise undergraduate research; and secure extramural funding from a variety of sources including federal, state, commodity, private, and industry sources.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

Who to contact: Inquiries should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kristen Gibson at or the Department Head, Dr. Jeyam Subbiah at


Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Food Science or a closely related field. Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with other researchers and clientele groups.

Desired Qualifications: Experience in successful grant-writing and food safety/food microbiology experiences such as working in the food industry and/or regulatory/governmental agencies are highly desirable. Post-doctorate experience in a Food Safety related area will be considered a plus. Experience in the development of distance learning materials will be desirable.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background qualifications, experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of
research plans and goals, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy plus a proposed course syllabus with course objectives and deliverables for a food safety-related course, and 5) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references.

Recruitment Contact Information: Dr. Jeyam Subbiah, Department Head,
Dr. Kristen Gibson, Search Committee Chair,

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