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    Position: Assistant Professor 


    Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition


    This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 50% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 50% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The candidate is expected to have expertise in human nutrition and metabolism (or related fields), and to develop or continue a strong research program focusing on nutrition-related health and disease. Research that utilizes artificial intelligence is a plus. Teaching will include graduate-level courses in macro- or micronutrients and an undergraduate laboratory course. The candidate is expected to develop online and in-person courses. The candidate is encouraged to participate in and lead seminars. The faculty member will be expected to participate in undergraduate education and advising, chair graduate committees, serve on other graduate committees, supervise thesis and dissertation research, and supervise undergraduate and postdoctoral research and publish with their graduate students. Tenure will accrue in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. The candidate will acquire contract and grant funding to actively support their programs. The successful candidate is encouraged to engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education.

    Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

    Assistant Professor Search and Screen Committee Meeting

    Department: Food Science & Human Nutrition

    Location: Zoom (link provided upon request)

    Date & Time: Thursday, May 27, 2021; 10:30am

    Contact: James Collins, Committee Chair,, 352-294-3749

    Position: Assistant Professor; Food Microbiology Research and Teaching:


    Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition

    Location of Meeting: Zoom (link provided upon request)

    Date: April 30, 2021

    Time: 9am-11am  

    Contact Information:

    Keith R. Schneider
    Committee Chair 
    Tel: 352-294-3910

    Dr. Valentina Trinetta will be visiting campus on July 1st, and will be giving a general seminar from 10:30-11:30am in AFPL 101. Please join as for her talk “From Feed to Fork, Between Modern Genomic and Artificial Intelligence: Is this the Future of Food Safety?” Please review her full itinerary and packet, which are available at the following link: Itinerary

    Search Committee Meetings:

    Friday, August 13, 3:00PMThursday, August 19, 3:30PM

    Zoom Link

    Zoom Link

    Assistant Professor Food Microbiology Research and Teaching - Search and Screen Committee Meeting

    Department: Food Science & Human Nutrition

    Location: Join Zoom Meeting
    (Zoom Password provided upon request)

    Date & Time:  Jul 21, 2021 03:00 PM (Eastern Time)

    Contact: Keith R. Schneider, Committee Chair,, 352-294-3910

    AI Omics Assistant Professor

    Department: Food Science & Human Nutrition

    Contact: James Collins, Committee Chair,, 352-294-3749

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Vicnie Leandre M.S., Victor Cedeno M.S., Devanshu Mehta M.S. and Mario Guadalupe M.S. the College team from the University of Florida have been selected as the 2021 finalists for the nation’s most prominent for students pursuing careers in baking, food technology/science, and culinary programs. LEARN MORE...


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