The Faculty/Director of the Ecolab Center for Culinary Science (the Center) in the College of Food Innovation and Technology (CFIT) provides executive leadership and overall coordination of the Center, an externally funded initiative that facilitates applied learning opportunities for students, and professional development and research opportunities for faculty, conducts product development, process authority and other fee-based services for food and beverage entrepreneurs and other external partners, and supports curriculum and program development within CFIT. The Faculty/Director oversees administrative, operational and budgetary affairs of the Center and fosters an environment of continuous improvement, innovation and growth. As a faculty member of CFIT, the Faculty/Director will teach undergraduate or graduate courses as assigned, and actively participate in academic department business and functions.
Essential Job Functions
- Serves as a full-time faculty member and executes the functions identified in that job classification
- Oversees the Center food product development and food science projects, and manages relationships with external project stakeholders and clients
- Establishes and coordinates fee-based process authority services via the Center and serves as process authority for thermal processing applications
- Collaborates with CFIT leadership on development of external partnerships and management of existing partnerships, including Ecolab
- Supports CFIT faculty with professional development opportunities in food science and product development
- Collaborates with CFIT leadership on coordination of the Food Systems Faculty Research Fellowship program
- Teaches courses in the College of Food Innovation & Technology as assigned
- Plans and hosts industry-related events, conferences and virtual events
- Facilitates scholarship opportunities for students and faculty in the Center and maintains knowledge, scholarship and expertise in applicable CFIT disciplines
- Assists in the preparation and monitoring of department budget
- Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution, or other appropriate accreditation as determined by Johnson & Wales University
- Moderate amount of experience working in food science, food product development and innovation or other related experience
- Earned doctorate in food science or a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution, or other appropriate accreditation as determined by Johnson & Wales University
Please note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a 100 mile radius of the Providence Campus location upon hire.
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