Assistant Professor, Fermentation Science, Appalachian State University

Appalachian State Univ, Boone
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Jan 04, 2021
Feb 03, 2021
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education, Food, Microbiological
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position in Fermentation Sciences with a start date of August 1, 2021. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Fermentation Sciences, or a related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by May 2021. While all applications will be considered, postdoctoral experience with a research focus in bioprocessing is encouraged. The individual must demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching and scholarship as well as a strong commitment to service and community engagement. The successful candidate will demonstrate a sincere commitment to promoting advocacy, diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and social justice, as evidenced by prior innovative and successful efforts.

Candidates are expected to provide instruction in a broad range of Fermentation Sciences courses. The successful applicant is expected to initiate and sustain an externally funded undergraduate research program. Research should adhere to industry and academic best practices and incorporate a risk-based chemical safety approach. The faculty member will be expected to participate in departmental and/or university service, hold office hours for students, and work within the Fermentation Sciences Program.

The A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with eight different concentrations, including the American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified degree, Marketing and Business, Biochemistry, Environmental, Fermentation Sciences, Forensic Science, Individually Designed and Chemistry Secondary Education Licensure; a BA degree in Chemistry is also offered. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Sciences, which includes a background in chemistry and biology as well as business, marketing, and entrepreneurial principles. The department has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 16 non-tenure-track faculty members, 7 staff members, 285 undergraduate Chemistry majors, and 56 undergraduate Fermentation Sciences majors. Many of the Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences majors conduct research and disseminate their results at national, regional, and local professional meetings and in peer-reviewed publications.

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Applicants must upload a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; names, email addresses, and telephone contact information from three references; statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarship that specifically addresses undergraduate participation, and an excellence through diversity statement. Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be sent to c/o Dr. Brett Taubman. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 282-262-3056 or Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until January 1, 2021.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation. Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding, and global awareness. Learn more at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check. Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before