Professor of Food Technology (tenure track)

Updated: about 1 year ago
Deadline: 01 Sep 2019

The Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology invites applications for a professor (tenure track) position in Food Technology. We seek an exceptional individual with expertise and a track-record in multi-disciplinary research. The position is expected to be filled at Assistant Professor level, but applicants at all levels of professor rank will be considered. The appointee will be required to teach and supervise BSc*, MSc and PhD students; develop the curriculum, mentor post-docs, conduct research in important areas of food science and technology, collaborate with other research groups and stimulate research activities at TalTech.
* The Bachelor's curriculum is in Estonian

The Department offers

  • modern working environment;
  • access to relevant infrastructure (computer cluster, molecular biology labs, analytical instruments, etc.).

Requirements for the candidate


  • PhD (or an equivalent) degree in the relevant field;
  • postdoctoral experience;
  • proven competence in food technology and science;
  • interest and experience in teaching and supervising (BSc, MSc and PhD level);
  • independent research experience;
  • good publication record;
  • excellent teaching skills;
  • ability to apply for and obtain funding from national as well as from international sources;
  • ability to work independently and to cooperate with others.


  • experience in supervising PhD students;
  • research leadership experience and experience in coordinating research activities;
  • remarkable ability to initiate and attract collaboration projects with the food industry.

More detailed information on this vacancy and on the way this job fits in the Department’s strategy can be obtained from Prof. Toomas Paalme, [email protected] .

Application instructions

The following application documents are required (in English):

  • an application;
  • documents proving that the candidate holds the required academic degree (PhD or an equivalent qualification) and has acquired the required education;
  • a curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • an academic portfolio ;
  • a vision or an action plan for the following period of employment (the maximum total length 1500 words);
  • other documents considered to be important by the applicant.

Documents should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] .

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