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Apply now Department: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry
Job no: 504869
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Education / Instructional, Food Safety, Food Science

About This Role:

The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for the Baker’s National Education Foundation (BNEF) Instructor. This is a 65% teaching, 35% Service, 12 month position.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Department faculty in the creation and delivery of existing and new courses (laboratory and lecture) both on campus and online.  The execution, growth and quality of the online program is a significant portion of the appointment and will be a high priority for this person.  The individual will work closely with faculty, staff, and other individuals or organizations to recruit students into the Bakery Science program as well as assist in the generation of funds/donations to support the laboratory. Additionally the candidate will manage the day to day operation and use of the Pilot Bakery including maintaining, overseeing and documenting its safe and sanitary operation.  Direct service to the department and its students will also be a critical part of this position including open house, football parking and other opportunities to highlight and serve our programs.

The successful candidate will create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality and work effectively in a multi-cultural setting.  Other duties as requested by the Department Head will also be performed in keeping with the responsibilities of the appointment.

Why Join Us:

K-State is the only school in the United States that offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Bakery Science and Management, and our influence is felt worldwide. Each year, we place a new batch of well-educated graduates in a variety of high-salary careers, with 100% job placement in recent years.  A variety of cereal food manufacturers, food ingredient manufacturing facilities, research and development laboratories, and commercial bakeries are examples of the types of local, national, and international companies who compete for our graduates.

K-State develops new technologies and practices, as well as creative business strategies that are used throughout the industry. Our research laboratories include a modern pilot-scale bakery, and various analytical labs for testing ingredients, dough, and finished products.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Baking Science, Food Science or a related science based discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in large industrial or specialty bakery production.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity in the grain-based food industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach in classroom and laboratory settings

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description.
  2. Resume
  3. Official academic transcript of undergraduate study
  4. Contact information of 3 professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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