Assistant Professor of Meat Science
Utah State University - Logan, UT

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Position Title

Assistant Professor of Meat Science

Position Summary

The Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department at Utah State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Meat Science for a 9 month, tenure-track position. Review of applications will begin February 1st, 2013 and the position will be open until filled. The proposed start date is August 15th, 2013.


This position involves a 50% Research role, with 45% Teaching, and 5% Service. Candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally-funded and nationally-recognized program of research in basic and/or applied meat science. Research areas may include, but are not limited to meat and muscle biochemistry, meat processing and meat safety, and muscle growth and development. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department's IFT-approved Food Science curriculum including Meat Science and another upper division course, and a graduate level course consistent with their research area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in Meat Science, Food Science or Animal Science with an emphasis in meat science or related area and an established track record of research in their area of focus. In addition, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and excellent writing and communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be to individuals with the capacity to work along the interface(s) of the food science, human nutrition, and animal sciences thereby taking advantage of opportunities for collaboration within the department, the College of Agriculture, the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and the newly established School of Veterinary Medicine. Other preferred qualifications are post-doctoral research experience, success in securing extramural funding and/or a track record of working with food companies.

Work Environment

Office Environment: Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes.

Physical Requirements-Nearly Continuously

Hearing,listening Talking

Physical Requirements-Often

Sitting Standing Walking

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the online application, please attach: 1. A cover letter 2. Curriculum Vita 3. A statement of teaching philosophy 4. A research statement 5. A list of the contact information for three references It is recommended that all the required documents are ready to attach before you click on the 'apply for' link.

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae References Research Statement Teaching Philosophy

Optional Applicant Documents

Optional document 1 Optional document 2

Review Date


Position Close Date

Open Until Filled


Commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent benefits

Percent of Time or Hours per Week


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