Food Manufacturing Engineer

University of Nebaraska-Lincoln

United States

September 30, 2022


Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Food Manufacturing Engineer

Department Biological Systems Engineering-0833 Requisition Number F210197 Posting Open Date 11/04/2021 Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 09/30/2022 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Description of Work

The Food Manufacturing Engineer holds an academic-year appointment as assistant or associate professor in the Departments of Biological Systems Engineering and Food Science and Technology in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). The incumbent advances the food-manufacturing sector through developments and innovations for systems that will enhance consumer safety and confidence, economic viability and sustainable hygienic improvement in food manufacturing.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), Biological Systems Engineering, and Food Science and Technology are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

The incumbent is expected to maintain a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized, externally supported research and teaching program contributing as an effective scholar and citizen to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the Departments of Biological Systems Engineering and Food Science and Technology and IANR, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

Research conducted by the incumbent will develop expertise and know-how related to aspects of food manufacturing including, but not limited to, implementation of hygienic design as directed by risk analysis, root cause analysis, continuous improvement and cleanability validation for facilities and equipment, sustainable use of water and energy, and utilization of novel detection and monitoring methods for allergens, microorganisms and other contaminants. To deliver on this research the incumbent is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups, extension action teams, and educational programs such as food safety specialists, The Food Processing Center, as well as other Biological Systems Engineering, Food Science and Technology, IANR and University of Nebraska faculty members; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and, translate research-based information into learner-centered products.

Teaching contributions include teaching courses in food manufacturing, and food and biomaterial processing to support and train undergraduates entering the food and bioproducts manufacturing profession – as well as recruiting, advising, and mentoring. Specific course assignments may change according to program needs.

In the area of work covered by the position the incumbent is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, complementary research groups, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. The incumbent is expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university levels.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https:// www.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience and expertise in research/development of food processing systems.
  • Capability for teaching/instruction of food engineering courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive ability to engage in collaborative research.
  • Experience writing competitive federal grants.
  • Experience in course design, development, and management at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with emphasis on communication with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.
  • Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Criminal History Background Check Required Posted Salary How to Apply

    Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  • A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions.
  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for at least three professional references.
  • Statements that describe your philosophy and approach to teaching and research.
  • A statement of the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum).
  • Please note, the statements (items 4 and 5) need to be combined into one documents and attached as “Other Document.”

    For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

    Tracy Zimmerman

    Jodi Mackin

    Job Category Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading Job Type 9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No If Temporary, indicate end date Planned Hire Date Appointment End Date

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    Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Other Document
  • Optional Documents

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