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Assistant Professor of Culinology

Employer
Southwest Minnesota State University
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position:  Assistant Professor of Culinology

Salary and Terms:  Full-time, nine month* tenure track position.  Salary placement is commensurate with education and experience 

Appointment Date: August 15, 2022

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Description: SMSU's Assistant Professor of Culinology is a full-time, tenure track faculty position.

  • Teach and coordinate the courses and curricula for SMSU’s BS degree in Culinology, including basic food science, food chemistry, food processing, quality, regulation, sensory analysis, and product development classes and labs.
  • Engage in other activities to support both the Culinology and Hospitality Management program and its majors.
  • Meet the expectations of a full-time SMSU faculty member, as defined in the MinnState-IFO Agreement.
  • Participate fully in the activities and programs of SMSU’s Agriculture, Culinology and Hospitality Management (ACHM) department.
  • Fulfill the expectations of a full-time SMSU faculty member in the Culinology Program in accord with SMSU’s Assessment and Strategic Plans, as well as our Mission, Vision and Values.
  • The position will engage in scholarly and creative activity, continuing preparation and study, contribute to student growth and development, and serve the SMSU community.
  • SMSU, in its commitment to meeting the service needs of the region, expects faculty to engage in regional service, education or study as part of their community service responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates for SMSU's Assistant Professor of Culinology position will meet the following expectations:

  • Master’s degree in Food Science or a closely-related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Some industry experience.
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Superior written and communication skills.
  • Clear evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Strong interest in student learning, growth and advancement.
  • Proven disposition toward community and university service.
  • Must have an understanding and appreciation for liberal education.
  • Student-centered approach to education and a commitment to helping grow the Culinology program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D. in Food Science or closely related field.
  • Five years of industry experience.
  • Demonstrated abilities/competence in instructional technology; online instruction and commitment to interdisciplinary education.

The University: Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system.  SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships.  Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.  The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings.  Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.  The position is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, dynamic and growing institution that is searching for exceptionally talented people.

Application Data: Letter of application addressing your position qualifications, resume/curriculum vita, student evaluations if available, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework should be attached to your application.  To apply, please complete the application at https://smsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1634 Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at:  www.SMSU.edu

 *Nine Month Appointments- Along with all other Universities that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, standard faculty appointments are for 168 duty days distributed over any nine consecutive months.  The nine months need not align with the traditional academic year and may be changed every two years.  Initial faculty appointments at SMSU are expected to be similar to or the same as the academic year unless otherwise indicated on the vacancy notice.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.  Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208.  For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request. 

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