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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Food Science and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Job Summary:
Improving human health and wellness is a critically important global challenge. Milk contains many uniquely designed components that can improve human health. This position will explore isolating, characterizing, modifying or testing the efficacy of dairy components that could improve human health and wellness. The vision for this position is to act in concert with complementary programs and researchers within the department of Food Science, Nutritional. Sciences, the Dairy Innovation Hub, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and campus communities to foster and establish novel links between milk components and human health leading ultimately to impactful dairy product discoveries. Areas of focus could include, but are not limited to, the use of fractionation techniques to isolate components from milk or dairy products (including from co-products), the identification and characterization of structure-function relationships of dairy components, development of targeted delivery systems and creation of products containing dairy ingredients that are targeted towards personalized nutrition.

UW-Madison invites applicants for a full time, 9-month, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate (with tenure) Professor in the Department of Food Science. This new position is supported by the Dairy Innovation Hub (DIH,, an exciting new initiative within the UW System. The position will support the "Enriching Human Health and Nutrition" priority area of the DIH with a tenure home in the Department of Food Science at UW-Madison. This position will work to explore and establish novel links between milk components (including isolated or modified components) and human health and nutrition, leading to impactful dairy product discoveries. The position carries a commitment to campus faculty functions of research, instruction, outreach, and service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other DIH researchers, pursue DIH funding opportunities, and participate in DIH programs.

Requirements Earned doctorate in Food Science, Food Engineering, Nutritional Sciences or related fields.

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 249802. Applications for this position must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Direct questions pertaining to the position to John Lucey in the Department of Food Science (, 608-265-1195).
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