The Ohio State University/OSU Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences
Location: Wooster, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Salary: $75,000 - $85,000
Internal Number: R23560
This tenure track faculty position provides overall leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive and balanced teaching and applied research agenda for Family and Consumer Sciences, Food Safety Selection and Management.
This position resides within the Department of Extension (OSUE) and partners with Food Science and Technology (FST) in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES). This tenure-track faculty position is a joint appointment OSUE (80%) and FST (20%). NOTE: Tenure Initiating Unit (TIU) Department of Extension.
This faculty member will work collaboratively with the team of OSU professionals within OSUE as well as cross-disciplinary with other departments and colleges. The faculty member functions as an expert with clientele to address statewide food safety issues as expertise is needed; provides unbiased research-based solutions; evaluates and responds to large scale statewide needs in the food industry, with consumers and other stakeholder groups. The faculty member secures resources (grants, contracts, user fees) to focus on these issues. In addition, the faculty member seeks courtesy faculty status within appropriate departments to further create connections with the faculty in other departments and Ohio Agriculture and Research Center in Wooster Ohio.
Office location is OSU Wooster campus.
Position open until filled with priority review given to applications received by 9/11/2021.
A cover letter, CV, and names of three references are required with application.
CFAES is committed to creating a climate that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. This includes engaging in teaching, research and outreach scholarship theta impacts the broadest spectrum of stakeholders, as well as ensuring faculty, staff and students comprise a communitythat permits us to do so. Among our stated goals is hiring at least half of incoming faculty from populations that have been under-represented in the college and university. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encourages all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized factors. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. Ensure diversity in educational program participants without consideration to age, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, marital status, arrest or non-program related conviction record.
Education Required: Earned doctorate in the subject area of Food Science or Microbiology.
Education Desired: National certification in Food Safety.
Required Experience: Strong written and oral communication skills; work experience with diverse audiences and organizations; demonstrated success in working as part of a team and in initiating collaborative partnerships; leadership ability and strong teaching /subject matter experience in food safety, food preservation, food selection and management. Personal transportation is required. Must be willing to work flexible hours including evening and weekends with minimal supervision.
Desired Experience: Entrepreneurial spirit; skilled communicator; strong teacher; technologically savvy; problem solving orientation; self-directed; adaptable and flexible.
About The Ohio State University/OSU Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences
Ohio State University Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) serves thousands of people throughout Ohio every year. Our team of FCS professionals delivers the highest quality, research-based educational programs focused on building Healthy People, Healthy Finances and Healthy Relationships. We help people keep healthy through good nutrition and food safety, use their money wisely, and balance the demands of life and work.