About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a
nationally ranked public research university offering a full range
of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University
sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western
Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic
setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University
is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire
College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to
the intellectual energy of the region. (https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/)
The Department of Food Science at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.foodsci.umass.edu/)
seeks a full-time (9-month academic year), non-tenure track
lecturer beginning in Fall of 2021. We would like to fill this
lecturer position to teach Food Science courses including (but not
limited to): Food Processing, Food Chemistry and Analysis
laboratories as well as a large lecture course. In addition, this
position would work with faculty on graduate program, including
student recruitment, internships and professional development.
The successful candidate will teach large lecture sections (220
students) each semester. They will teach a variety of laboratory
courses in Food Chemistry and Food Processing as well as work with
faculty to coordinate the graduate program, including student
recruitment, internships, and professional development.
A Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely-related field is required.
The successful candidate will have experience in experimental
aspects of food science and knowledge of food chemistry and food
processing. They should also have demonstrated ability to
effectively supervise others as well as laboratory experience and
familiarity with proper use and maintenance of laboratory
- Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork,
diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
- Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community
and across the campus to support the Dean's strategic
- Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and
goals of the College of Natural Sciences.
This position is intended to start September 1, 2021. Salary
will be commensurate with skills and experience.
This is an academic year, benefited position that is renewable
contingent upon performance.
Candidates should provide the following in their application
packages: (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee
Chair, Dr. Guodong Zhang; (2) the names and contact information for
three individuals who are willing to write a letter of
recommendation; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a statement of teaching
interests and (5) a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion (please see details below).
Apply by April 25, 2021 in order to ensure priority
consideration. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate
pool has been identified.
As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community,
CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity
and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and
aspirations. Candidates will need to submit a Statement of
Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (as stated above).
The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future
goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences,
scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or
expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry,
disability, military status, or genetic information in employment,
admission to and participation in academic programs, activities,
and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or
products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst
is further committed to a program of affirmative action to
eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase
opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified
minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.
It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable
federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal
opportunity and affirmative action.
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