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Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences

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The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is recruiting the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences in succession to Professor Charles Bamforth. This is an academic year (9 month) tenured position at the associate or full professor rank. In addition to teaching, this position includes an expectation that the appointee conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to the malting and brewing, and related industries, including California stakeholders. This position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station and to maintain an approved USDA-NIFA HATCH project and/or Multistate Research Project. Participation in departmental and University service are also expected.

The appointee will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program relevant to the brewing industry, although this could be primarily focused in several areas, such as chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, sensory science or microbiology, notably the study of brewing yeast. In addition to state-of-the-art research laboratories in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, this position will also provide leadership for the Anheuser-Busch Inbev Brewery within the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory.

The candidate should have a strong research record relevant to the brewing industry and will have substantial experience working in or with the brewing industry. The candidate will be expected to develop a research program on basic and/or applied aspects of brewing and related sciences. Areas of research interest may include, but are not limited to enzymology of grain and yeast, process control, environmental issues, beer quality and safety and wholesomeness. Numerous collaborative opportunities exist with other departments in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as well as the College of Engineering and College of Biological Sciences.

The appointee will be responsible for a typical teaching load of two courses per year. The appointee is expected to teach FST 102A, Malting and Brewing Science and FST102B, Practical Malting and Brewing. The appointee will also be the instructor of record for the Introduction to Brewing and Beer class (FST003), including the on-line offering (FST003v). Additional contributions to departmental courses and graduate education in Food Science and Technology or a related discipline are expected. Mentoring of graduate students in Food Science and Technology and aligned Graduate Groups, undergraduate student advising, participation in and development of extension and outreach programs, curricular development, and performance of departmental and university service are expected.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with publication list

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2 (Optional)

  • Publication #3 (Optional)

  • Statement of Research - Statement of research accomplishments and future research plans relevant to the brewing industry

  • Statement of Teaching - statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, and projected teaching roles in the Department of Food Science and Technology

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)