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Assistant/Associate Professor, Extension Specialist of Food Science/Technology (Tenure Track)

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi
Commensurate with experience.
Start date
Nov 30, 2023

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Job Summary

The incumbent teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Food Science, Food Technology and related areas. The successful candidate will develop value-added products and training programs to fulfill the mission of the Product Development Center (PDC).

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The incumbent will establish collaborations with stakeholders and agency or industry partners to strengthen educational, research and outreach programming; and seeks to leverage external and internal support for teaching, research and extension.
Knowledge of and experience using statistical, geographical information systems, and Map Window
Demonstrates integrity
Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
Strong time management skills
Passion for teaching and engaging with students
Skilled in mentoring students
Ability to work well with colleagues and foster a collegial environment conducive to teamwork and student’s high level of learning

Essential Job Functions

Conducts a requisite number of classes; teaches assigned subjects
Provides guidance and supervision to students
Creates and maintains an environment conducive to excellence in teaching, learning and research
Preparation and formulation of curricula focused on his/her subject(s)
Participates in departmental meetings and holds scheduled office hours
Maintains equipment in the laboratory, makes arrangements for laboratory practical sessions, and provides materials to students
Provides academic support to other faculty members
Serves on departmental and university committees, as assigned
Demonstrates grantsmanship and the ability to publish peer review journals


Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Technology or other related discipline

Licensing and Certifications



Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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