Assistant/Associate Professor of Enology

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Enology (tenure-eligible).

The Position Responsibilities are 55% Extension and Outreach, 40% research, and 5% teaching. The position will work closely with the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute (MGWII) which provides applied research and extension education to the grape and wine industry in Iowa and surrounding states. In collaboration with faculty in food science, horticulture and Extension and Outreach Field Specialists, the MGWII engages and informs vineyards and wineries with research-based information to advance the quality and marketability of wine from the Midwest.

For the Extension and Outreach effort, the candidate will develop and coordinate educational workshops, informational guides and online materials to enhance the production of quality wines within Iowa and surrounding states. In partnership with on-campus and ISU Extension and Outreach field personnel, the candidate will provide educational programs and materials related to grape and wine production. For the research effort, the candidate is expected to conduct research in an area related to wine quality, production or processing, publish work in peer reviewed journals, seek external funding, and mentor graduate students. Forming collaborative research teams with faculty in food science areas of microbiology, sensory, chemistry and processing and with faculty in horticulture on grape production is expected. For the teaching efforts, the candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate courses in grape and wine science. As a faculty member, it is expectation to participate in departmental and professional committees and organizations. All faculty members are expected to exhibit good citizenship and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. A commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion is expected.

Food Science and Human Nutrition is a comprehensive academic department with 34 tenure-track faculty and over 550 undergraduates with majors in Food Science, Culinary Food Science, Dietetics, Nutritional Science, Diet and Exercise and Nursing. Our graduate programs include MS and PhD options in both Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences. FSHN provides excellent research facilities including chemical, sensory and microbiological laboratories, food processing pilot plants, and fermentation facilities. The department of Horticulture provides research facilities and greenhouses, and operates a research farm near campus. Faculty conduct research on fruits and vegetables, including viticulture. Iowa hosts almost 100 licensed wineries and over 300 vineyards. The MGWII supports the grape and wine industry of the state through educational, research and analytical services.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent by start date in a discipline supportive of the job responsibilities, experience in wine production, and demonstrated ability to conduct research in enology. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with collaborative research, demonstrated ability to conduct educational programming, experience in teaching, experience in securing extramural funding, and scholarly works related to enology. In addition to the above, candidates for consideration at the rank of Associate Professor must meet University standards for appointment commensurate with such rank, including a strong research record as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and successful grant funding, and experience with college-level teaching and or/extension education.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 35,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. Ames is a progressive community of over 60,000 residents, located 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and was recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation.
Applications received by January 30th, 2019 will be given full consideration. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Shaw. Only online applications will be considered, to apply, go to vacancy #XXX and attach the following:

1) a letter of application 2) a complete curriculum vita 3) career goals 4) research plan and goals 5) contact information for three references.

Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

wine quality
food sciences
Ames, IA (USA)