Position Description & Details:
This is a 12-month tenure track position located in the
Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University
(NDSU) with 90% research and 10% teaching responsibilities.
The position will be filled at the assistant professor level.
The individual will conduct basic and applied research on the
biochemical components and physical properties of barley as they
relate to the quality of end-products for cultivar development and
human health and on the bioprocessing of fermented foods.
The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in
the research and outreach activities with industry stakeholders,
producers, customers, and commodity groups as it relates to barley
quality, the impact of mycotoxins on the end-use quality of
cereals, and food fermentation. Research on food fermentation
should focus on fermented food that utilizes crops grown in ND. It
is expected that research conducted will lead to published research
in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at
national/international scientific meetings. This position involves
working with the NDSU barley breeding program to screen
experimental and released lines for end-use quality and to
cooperate in developing research that results from this screening.
A component of this program is to screen barley and wheat samples
submitted by scientists funded by the US Wheat and Barley Scab
Initiative for mycotoxins. Service activities associated with this
position include projects with barley commodity groups. The
incumbent will teach CFS 761 (Malting and Brewing; 3 credits,
alternate years), several lectures of CFS 450/650 (Cereal
Technology, annually), and a cereal/food science course to be
determined (3 credits, alternate years). The successful candidate
is expected to advise graduate students, train graduate students in
collaboration with other faculty members, participate in
department, college, and university governance, and aggressively
seek both competitive and noncompetitive extramural funding to
support their research program.