Associate/Full Professor & Executive Director (Integrated Food
Security Research Center)
Prairie View A&M University
Ag. Nutrition & Human Ecology
Proposed Minimum Salary
Prairie View, Texas
Provide leadership in the area of Food Security, a rapidly-growing
signature program of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences
(CAHS). Serve as Executive Director of the Integrated Food Security
Research Center (IFSRC) which has been funded at a level of $ 5.3 M
by the Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System as part of
the Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI). Establish a vigorous,
nationally-recognized research agenda in the areas of food security
and human nutrition, oversee the completion of the campus Food
Security Center, and obtain external funding in these areas. The
initial teaching commitment will be 1-2 undergraduate and/or
graduate courses per year in these areas. In addition, the
successful candidate is expected to mentor students, lead
curriculum and course development in these areas, and promote
student engagement through service and experiential learning. Must
also participate in college, university, community outreach, and
Required Education and Experience:
- Provide leadership in the area of food security including
serving as Director of the Integrated Food Security Research
- Capitalize on current and emerging research to promote our
understanding of new and applied science knowledge to improve food
security in the State of Texas, primarily for underserved and low
resource communities, and publish results of this research in
refereed journals, and acquire externally funded grants and
contracts for relevant research projects.
- Teaching courses and mentoring students in Human Nutrition and
- Engage in service activities with colleagues, the department,
college, university, community and professional organizations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- A Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Technology, or closely related
- An established track record of research experience in areas
such as food safety, food product development, or food
- Minimum of 5-7 years experience in an academic setting
including a research and teaching record that will justify tenure
and appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
Job Closing Date:
- Demonstrate excellent leadership skills and a strategic vision
to provide direction to the IFSRC.
- Proficiency in written and oral communication skills for
- Strong record of peer-reviewed publications and success in
securing external grants for research projects.
- Engagement with professional organizations in the discipline,
commodity groups and/or service organizations.
Open until Filled
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