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University of Massachusetts Amherst Lecturer - Food Sciences/CNS in Amherst, Massachusetts

Lecturer - Food Sciences/CNS

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Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Food Sciences


Categories: Lecturer

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. (

Job Description

The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( seeks a full-time (9-month academic year), non-tenure track lecturer beginning in Fall of 2021. We would like to fill this lecturer position to teach Food Science courses including (but not limited to): Food Processing, Food Chemistry and Analysis laboratories as well as a large lecture course. In addition, this position would work with faculty on graduate program, including student recruitment, internships and professional development.

The successful candidate will teach large lecture sections (220 students) each semester. They will teach a variety of laboratory courses in Food Chemistry and Food Processing as well as work with faculty to coordinate the graduate program, including student recruitment, internships, and professional development.


A Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely-related field is required. The successful candidate will have experience in experimental aspects of food science and knowledge of food chemistry and food processing. They should also have demonstrated ability to effectively supervise others as well as laboratory experience and familiarity with proper use and maintenance of laboratory instruments.

Other Functions

  • Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness.

  • Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.

Additional Information

This position is intended to start September 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

This is an academic year, benefited position that is renewable contingent upon performance.

Applicant Instructions

Candidates should provide the following in their application packages: (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Guodong Zhang; (2) the names and contact information for three individuals who are willing to write a letter of recommendation; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a statement of teaching interests and (5) a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (please see details below).

Apply byApril 25, 2021in order to ensure priority consideration. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. Candidates will need to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (as stated above). The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Apr 9 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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