Assistant or Associate Professor – Washington State University

Posted 10 months ago

Available Title(s):

270-NN_FACULTY – Assistant Professor, 280-NN_FACULTY – Associate Professor

Business Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

Employee Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

  • Develop a research program in dairy science and conduct nationally and internationally recognized research in dairy chemistry, processing/engineering, or microbiology, working with internal collaborators in the School of Food Science as well as academic and industry partners outside the university.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in dairy or fermentation science, food analysis, food chemistry and/or other subjects within their field of experience.
  • Recruit, mentor, and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participate in service activities (i.e., outreach, recruiting and other) of the department, college and university.
  • The successful candidate will have expertise in dairy research, including:
  • The ability to develop and externally fund a research program centering on dairy foods and their properties.
  • Experience forming research partnerships within the dairy industry.
  • Experience in teaching (course principal instructor) and course development is preferred.

Required Qualifications for All Ranks:

  • Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Technology, Dairy Science or related field (Ph.D. must be granted at or before the time of application).
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarship in dairy research commensurate with career level.

Preferred Qualifications for All Ranks:

  • Expertise in research on dairy-based foods, including dairy chemistry, dairy processing/ engineering (i.e., filtration, whey processing, etc.), microbiology, and others.
  • Experience in teaching and course development
  • Demonstrated oral and written English communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork and team building roles to work collaboratively, independently, and harmoniously with other people
  • Postdoctoral or equivalent research and teaching, or previous food industry experience, especially in dairy
  • Experience in forming partnerships with industry
  • Strong research and publication record in dairy science
  • Record of competitive grants, service contracts, and gift development success commensurate with career level

Additional Requirements for Associate Professor Rank:

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a successful independent research program
  • Successful Associate Professor candidates must currently have Associate Professor status

Additional Information:


College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

Department Name:

School of Food Science

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164-6376

Department Link:

Annual Salary:

$36,000.00 – $120,000.00

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: .

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Tenure Track:


70% research; 30 % teaching



Position Term in Months:

9 Month

This is a Permanent Tenure-track position.

Position Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by October 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

Required Documents:

1) Detailed letter of application addressing qualifications

2) Current curriculum vita

3) Copies of transcripts

4) Three (3) professional references

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

Job Features

Job CategoryTeaching and scientific research

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