Assistant Professor of Food Science (Food Chemistry)
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
United States


Tenure track (academic 9-month) position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in Food Chemistry. Research areas include, but are not limited to: 1) small or large molecule chemistry; 2) chemical and biological properties of molecules relevant to food and related biomaterials; 3) development and elucidation of novel, chemical-based phenomena related to the quality, safety or sustainability of food materials. The position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and serving as advisor to graduate and undergraduate students.


Viable candidates will demonstrate a record of or potential for: 1) individual and collaborative extramural grantsmanship (e.g., USDA, NSF, NIH) with publications in reputable journals; 2) instructional innovation and student-centered teaching in an undergraduate food chemistry course with potential contributions to other courses within the curriculum; 3) support of education within the graduate program; 4) contribution to outreach, extension and service functions of the Department, College, University, and professional societies.


The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the positin and rank.


The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.



Review of applicants will begin December 2018.


UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individiauls to apply.


A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.



Kirk Parkin


Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 96153. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.


To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now".


Applicants should upload four separate documents cover letter, CV, statement of interest or philosophy in research and teaching, transcripts. Additionally, contact information for three references should be provided as they will be asked for letters of evaluation of the applicant.


The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 1, 2019, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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                The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


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