Assistant Professor, Fermentation Science and Technology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 15 Aug 2022

Posting Details
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Working Title Assistant Professor, Fermentation Science and Technology
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Posting Number 202200244F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $68,000 - $78,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition has 32 faculty and adjunct members and 23 research associates and administrative staff, ~600 undergraduate students and offers undergraduate degrees in Nutrition and Food Science, Hospitality Management and Fermentation Science and Technology. The department also offers MS and PhD degrees in Nutrition Science, Community Nutrition and Food Science and Safety and currently has ~75 graduate students. Department research is supported by federal grants from NIH, USDA, foundations, industry and two endowments that support a faculty chair and the Lillian Fountain-Smith Nutrition Conference hosted by the department. Research has focused on childhood obesity, community nutrition among limited resource audiences, molecular and metabolic nutrition targeted at chronic disease prevention, bioactive food components, and food safety. The department’s Extension faculty is responsible for numerous creative, high impact educational and engagement programs throughout the state, including EFNEP. A MPH program focus area in Public Health Nutrition within the School of Public Health provides new collaborative opportunities. The department offers an accredited B.S. dietetics program and an M.S. coordinated dietetic internship program. With the overall growth in the department, faculty and student diversity has increased. The department especially encourages those to apply who are eager to teach, conduct research, and advise in an environment committed to diversity.
Tenure/Tenure Track? No
% Research 10
% Teaching 40
% Service 45
% Administration 5
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/15/2022
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 10/01/2022
Position End Date
Position Summary
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at CSU invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure track Assistant Professor Position in Fermentation Science and Technology. We seek applications from experts in the food & beverage fermentation industries who have industry experience and have earned a PhD. Preference will be given to candidates who have extensive experience in student mentoring, course development, teaching fermentation related courses at the undergraduate level, overseeing quality lab operations, industry-driven research, and demonstrable brewing operations knowledge. Responsibilities will include lab management, course instruction, student supervision, and brewing operations support. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, self-motivate, think critically, troubleshoot, and communicate effectively, and will also be expected to contribute to the increased emphasis on industry-driven research. The position is targeted to start October 1, 2022.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in fermentation science, brewing, or related field (microbiology, chemistry, etc.)
  • 5+ years brewing and/or fermentation laboratory experience
  • Recent teaching experience at the undergraduate level; prior experience teaching courses related to fermentation science
  • Experience working in a scientific laboratory setting and proficiency using laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Experience with grant writing and related industry and academic funding resources
  • Record of scientific, technical, and/or academic publications, presentations, or conference proceedings
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills and communication abilities, both written and verbal
  • Experience reading, analyzing, interpreting, and writing technical standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience with automated brewing interfaces and equipment that includes multiple logic functions and capabilities requiring specialized training
  • Experience serving on honors and/or graduate student research committees
  • Membership in relevant industry organization(s)
  • Experience with website and social media management

Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please submit a cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, a CV, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Search Contact Jeffrey.callaway@colostate.edu

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring
Duty/Responsibility
The successful candidate will teach courses in the Fermentation Science and Technology undergraduate major. This person in this position will also mentor undergraduate and possibly graduate students.
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity
Duty/Responsibility
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the increased emphasis on industry-related research and find new ways to merge with traditional academic research. The successful candidate will develop collaborations within and outside the University.
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Service/Outreach/Engagement
Duty/Responsibility
The successful candidate will be expected to manage day-to-day operations of the various Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) quality control and testing laboratories in support of research, student projects, and revenue generation. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to attend meetings and coordinate with various brewing operations in the Gifford and Ramskeller breweries related to FST classes, research, and revenue generation. This position will also be responsible for managing and maintaining adherence to OSHA, CDPHE, and CSU safety regulations; as well as managing hazardous waste generation.
Percentage Of Time 45
Job Duty Category Administration/Advising
Duty/Responsibility
Attend Department meetings and represent FSHN on committees
Advise FST students
Percentage Of Time 5

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