Assistant Professor - San Jose, CA (10/4/17)

Subject to Budgetary Approval

San Jose State University
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
Specialization: Food Science and Technology
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24221
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)


A doctorate degree in Food Science and Technology or a related area is required for appointment.  University-level teaching experience is required (minimum one year preferred) as well as professional work experience (minimum two years preferred) in Food Science and Technology in industry or a related field.  Another requirement includes research experience. Course development, curriculum planning and grant writing experience are preferred.  Applicants with an interest in Packaging and/or Culinology preferred.  Applicant materials should demonstrate an awareness of and a sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


Classroom instruction of Food Science courses for majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, food science for non-majors, and courses in related areas as expertise permits; curriculum planning and development; student advising and committee responsibilities; supervision of student field experiences and graduate student research activities; and grant writing.

Liaison with industry to develop student field experiences, graduate projects, and curriculum support.  Interdisciplinary collaboration with Packaging, Culinology, Nutrition and other content areas preferred.  Participation in professional organization meeting activities related to food science and technology.

Teaching effectiveness, service to students and university, and scholarly/professional achievement are required for retention, tenure and promotion.

Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity-in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 17, 2018

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by November 1, 2017 to

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Please direct questions to:
Chair Dr. Ashwini Wagle, Search Committee
Dept of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
San Jose State University
Telephone: 408-924-3100
Fax: 408-924-3114


The Department:

The Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging offers two concentrations under the Bachelors of Science degree in Nutritional Science:  Dietetics (Accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) and Packaging.

In addition, specializations are offered in Sports Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Science, Food Management, and Environmental Food and Health.  The Department also offers a Masters of Science degree.  There are over 325 students who are enrolled in the Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department.  Please visit our website at

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning.  The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center.  Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close.  A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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