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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Department of Food Science at the United Arab Emirates University invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in Food Process Technology at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The activities of the successful candidate will encompass both research and teaching (graduate and undergraduate level) in the field of food process technology, with service duties as needed. The candidate will collaborate with nutritionists, food chemists, and sensory specialists for developing new food products and processes. The candidate must develop a competitive and internationally visible research program, while closely interacting with stakeholders and industry.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- Ph.D. in Food Processing/Technology/Engineering, or a related field.
- Documentation of high-quality original research publications in reputed international journals is an expectation.
- Experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in these disciplines is required.
- A track record of mentoring graduate students, evidence of competitive extramural grants, and the ability to successfully collaborate with research groups internally and externally are essential.
- An added experience of working in sensory and consumer science will be an advantage.

Preferred Qualification
- Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of food processing/technology
- Demonstrated record of publications in leading international scientific journals in the area of food processing/technology
- Ability to supervise capstone graduation project in the area of Food processing/technology/engineering
- Strong communication skills and ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
- Ability to start on Spring 2022

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Candidates with relevant industrial experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Applicants with an H-index of 10 or higher will be preferred.

Please submit as a single PDF file the following:
- A detailed curriculum vitae
- Letter of intent with background, relevant qualifications, and work philosophy
- A statement of research accomplishments and interests
- A statement describing teaching experiences
- Names and contact information (email) of 3-4 references (letters will be requested after the first screening of applications)

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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