Position Information Position Title Clinical Faculty - Food Safety Specialist Location Boise Division / College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences Department Food Science Employee Category Faculty Classification Group Title Clinical Faculty Tenure Tracking Non-
Tenure Track Rank Negotiable (must be justified) Interim / Term Appointment No Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) Not Applicable Position Type Permanent Pay Range $75,000 -
$85,000 Type of Appointment Fiscal Year Full Time / Part Time Full Time Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and / or funding.
Internal Posting? Position Summary
The successful candidate will hold a 12-month, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant / Associate Professor. This position will support the food processing industry of the region though outreach assistance and also instruction, research, and service.
Establish and maintain relationships with food processors, assess needs, provide technical assistance, and endeavor to make their operations safer and more efficient as a representative of the University of Idaho and the TechHelp organization.
Foster collaboration between the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Engineering and the food processing industry.
Responsibilities Job Duty Function Provide outreach services to the food processing industry in the region Job Duties / Responsibilities
Using broad and innovative manufacturing process knowledge (such as risk based preventive controls for human and animal foods, allergens and produce safety, lean, theory of constraints, etc.
to help food processors improve the effectiveness of their operations to meet their company goals.
Apply knowledge of food technologies and quality to industry problems and seek the assistance of experts in the field as needed.
Apply project skills such as listening, asking open questions, paraphrasing, etc., to determine client company needs, generate options or solutions, develop proposals, determine costs, and find appropriate resources to work in partnership with the client to meet proposal goals.
Perform follow-up evaluations of projects to determine methods of improvement, develop positive customer relationships, and get feedback on services and effectiveness, including impact on company sales, savings, investment and jobs.
Provide technical assistance and support for CAFÉ activities.
Participate in student recruiting activities across the state and region.
Write grants and contracts to support outreach program
Collaborate with faculty and others at the University of Idaho and regional collaborators from other institutions and the private sector on outreach and applied research projects.
The expectation is that the individual in this position will be entrepreneurial and will generate significant revenue to support the outreach program from external sources.
Responsibilities Job Duty Function Provide training services on topics such as food safety, quality management or manufacturing for food and agricultural producers Job Duties / Responsibilities
Directly provide, or contract for, training at company sites or for small groups of food processors.
Educate firms on the needs of such training.
Assess firms’ state of preparation for the level of trainings.
Conduct assessments of train effectiveness, and determine long and short term impacts for program.
Teach in for-credit classes at various locations in Idaho and in online educational (for credit, non-credit) programs.
Responsibilities Job Duty Function Conduct scholarship on ways to improve operational effectiveness of food processors Job Duties / Responsibilities
Understanding needs and collaborate with UI agriculture and engineering faculty to further support of the food processing industry.
Responsibilities Job Duty Function Serve the UI, and the profession as required Job Duties / Responsibilities
Report on projects both in process and those completed, attend regular team meetings, faculty and professional meetings
Report on projects both in process and completed, using the Agricultural Extension system and attend regular meetings, keeping the School of Food Science abreast of activities and accomplishments.
Keep abreast of current knowledge of importance to the execution of outreach, teaching, and scholarly activity including use of social media and new technologies to reach a broad and diverse audience.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in food science, engineering, science, or related area.
Significant experience in the food processing industry.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
Computer literate with word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
Food safety and quality management proficiency through coursework or certifications and experience.
PhD degree in food science, engineering, science, or related area.
Experience with food and dairy processing operations.
Experience with product quality and food safety best practices.
Experience with food safety and quality management programs in the food industry.
Experience in conducting workshops for food safety, quality management, or food manufacturing.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions Posting Information Posting Number F000635P Posting Date 12 / 12 / 2017 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
The next consideration date for applications is August 1, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA / M / F / D / V