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Assistant Professor in Food Engineering
The Department of Food Science at Purdue University is seeking candidates for an assistant professor position in food engineering with an outstanding educational background and capability to develop cutting-edge research and teaching programs in the sustainability of food processing with particular emphasis on sustainable water use and water quality. Expertise on the origins of the carbon footprint of food production (e.g. processing, storage, transportation and consumption) and development of strategic methods to reduce the carbon footprint using transport phenomena, kinetics, thermodynamics, life cycle analysis, water purification and recycling technologies will be given special consideration. Additional consideration will be given to candidates demonstrating potential to interact with existing research staff on projects, such as interfacing with nanomaterials or novel detection methods.

A PhD in engineering disciplines, including Food Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or equivalent, is required. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with postdoctoral experience and/or relevant industrial experience with a strong publication record, evidence of grantsmanship, the ability to work in teams and conduct multidisciplinary research.

Please refer to the job posting for more details including application process. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.