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(Archived) Assistant Professor - Food Science - #22-19

Last Updated: 10/16/22

Job Description

Department: Family and Consumer Sciences

Area: Food Science

Faculty Hire Number: 22-19

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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About the Department:

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The department of Family and Consumer Sciences at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Food Science at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Food Science. Teaching responsibilities include a broad spectrum of courses in the field of food science, including introductory level through senior-level courses. Establish a continuous pattern of scholarly activities and publications, including research, participation in professional activities, and as appropriate, securing extramural funding. Collaborate in interdisciplinary projects with faculty within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and across the university. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Involve and supervise students in research and master’s theses. Participate in curriculum and program development for the department/discipline.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, and 4.8% are Black/African American. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in food science or closely related field from an accredited university by the effective date of employment.
  • Related professional teaching experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability and commitment to working, educating, and mentoring a diverse student population that includes non-traditional students, veterans, student parents, and the second-largest deaf population of students in the nation, to name a few.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College or University-level teaching experience, both in-person and online.
  • Professional/work experience related to the field of food science position.
  • Successful research implementation and oversight of original research, successful record of publications, and success in obtaining extramural funding.
  • Demonstrate effective engagement with a racially diverse and non-traditional student body
  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that lead to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to research and mentoring
  • Active participation and membership in professional organizations such as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Research Chefs Association (RCA), or Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin Monday, January 17, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on achieving student success (1 page) demonstrating experience with a diverse and non-traditional student body, student-centered learning, and culturally responsive pedagogy, and three current, confidential letters of recommendation (on official letterhead only). In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including unofficial/official transcripts.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

We encourage applications from women and minority individuals.

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Rosalia Garcia-Torres

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is 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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), (818) 677 - 3051.

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Northridge, California, United States