Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6161
grains@k-state.edu

Position Openings

POSITION:     BUSINESS MANAGER  

LOCATION:    Department of Grain Science and Industry  Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506

AVAILABLE:   Begins Immediately

DUTIES AND RESPONIBILITES:  The Business Manager reports to the Department Head and is responsible for managing the business and fiscal affairs and daily administration of a very complex and diversified office.  The individual will develop, maintain, & manage the department's budget, plan & direct the administration of the department's grants, serve as the department’s administrative and Office Manager.  This role also plans, directs, and manages the human resources activities.  First pass accuracy and quality of work is critical and is a key expectation for this role.  Will work with Department head with the development of all departmental administrative policy to ensure fiscal & human resource business practices are reliable, accurate, & accountable.  This role is responsible for all procurement, payment, and revenue collection activities and ensures all actions are in accordance with all state, federal, and university regulations with funding resources amounting to over $12 million annually.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Develops, maintains and manages the departmental budget

• Plans and directs the administration of departmental Grants

• Serves as the department’s administrative and office manager

• Plans, directs and manages the department’s Human Resources activities

• Creates an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, teamwork and ability to work in a multicultural setting

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field from an accredited university. Five (5) years of financial/budget management and two (2) years of supervisory experience is required. This individual needs to have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as good oral and written communication skills.  The ability to work independently or as a part of a team in a multi-cultural environment is essential to this role.  This role will require someone who is, or who will be a Kansas Notary Public.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.  Preference is for five (5) years of supervisory experience.   The ideal candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.  Ten (10) years of grant/budget management experience is preferred, with grant and budget administration in a university setting.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Qualified persons are requested to submit letter of application, resume, official academic transcripts and three professional reference with complete contact information to grains@ksu.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line:  Business Manager

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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

 

Faculty Position in Animal Feed and Pet Food Processing Safety, 9 month appointment

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Position: Assistant Professor of Grain Science and Industry (70% Research and 30% Teaching)

Location: Department of Grain Science and Industry - Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Responsibilities: The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure- track research and teaching position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of applied environmental and feed/pet food microbiology, feed and pet food technology, and feed/pet food safety, with the expectation for summer appointment. The expectation is the candidate will provide leadership and utilization of the BSL-2 Cargill Feed Safety Research Center (FSRC) and toxicology/microbiology lab. The candidate is expected to work with the feed and pet food industries to develop feed/food safety plans, which will include hazard analysis of potential physical, chemical, and biological hazards present in feed mills and pet food plants and implementation of preventive controls. The candidate is expected to conduct research to identify critical practices that minimize hazards through prerequisite programs, preventive controls, and establishment of critical control points. The individual is expected to develop an innovative teaching program, and teach existing and new undergraduate and graduate courses covering subject matter related to feed science and management, and animal feed and pet food safety. The successful candidate is expected to develop standard operating procedures, validate operational procedures, and oversee the operation of the FSRC when conducting research under BSL-2 operating conditions and relate these protocols to industry. The candidate is expected to establish and obtain extramural support for nationally and internationally recognized research programs relevant to the needs of the global feed and animal agriculture industry including funds for the summer months to supplement salary. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, development of microbial methods in feed and pet food safety, development of techniques to enhance feeds and by-products, microbial based health and animal nutrition concepts, and bio-industrial processing for control of pathogens. The candidate shall create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting.

Required Qualifications: Must have an earned Ph.D. in microbiology, grain science, food science, agricultural/biological/food/chemical engineering, or relevant discipline. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to speak English clearly, and a strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity in the feed and pet food industries. Must be knowledgeable in feed and pet-food production processes and have the ability to develop food safety plans for ingredient suppliers, integrated and commercial feed mills, and pet food manufacturing facilities. Must understand commercial thermal processing of inedible meat products, canned pet foods, and dry pet food production.

Preferred Qualifications: First-hand working knowledge of advanced microbiological techniques with a strong emphasis on applied environmental and food processing microbiology and a focus on pathogen mitigation and mycotoxin detection and control. Knowledge of HACCP fundamentals and experience applying HACCP in an industry setting. A minimum of 3 years of commercial feed and/or pet food technical support or equivalent industry experience.

Application Procedure: Qualified persons are requested to submit all application materials electronically to grains@ksu.edu including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume (including a complete list of publications with complete citations), official academic transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work; one to two page summary of teaching philosophy, research interests, and engagement/outreach philosophy; copies of relevant publications, teaching materials; and have three letters of reference sent to grains@ksu.edu. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and inquiries regarding this position are welcome, and should be directed to the chair of the search and screening committee.

Contact information: Dr. Charles Stark, Animal Feed and Pet Food Processing Safety Faculty Search and Screening Committee Chair, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201. Telephone: (785) 532-4082; Fax: (785) 532- 7010, E-mail: grains@ksu.edu.

Review of applications will begin: October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and veterans Status and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.

Faculty Position in Cereal Biochemistry, 9 month appointment

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Position: Assistant Professor of Grain Science & Industry (70% Research, 30% Teaching)

Location: Department of Grain Science and Industry - Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Responsibilities: The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track research and teaching position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of biochemistry, structure and function of cereal components and in promotion/maintenance of health, with the expectation for summer appointment. The individual is expected to develop an innovative teaching program, and teach existing and new undergraduate and graduate courses covering subject matter related to bakery science and management, and cereal science and chemistry. The individual is expected to establish and obtain extramural support for a nationally and internationally recognized innovative research program at the molecular level with application to relevant problems in the grain-based foods industry, and transfer new technology and knowledge to end users. Potential areas of research include protein structure and functionality in relation to grain food products and quality; modifications of grain food proteins; bioactive compounds in grains in relation to human health and well-being. The individual is expected to collaborate effectively with scientists on and off campus and from industry in a highly interdisciplinary effort to address fundamental and applied challenges. The candidate is expected to have the ability to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in departmental, college and university committees, and appropriate professional/industry associations. The individual shall create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

Required Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cereal/grain science, chemistry, food science/chemistry, or relevant discipline. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity in the grain-based food industry. Must have a demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting and conduct scholarly research.

Preferred Qualifications: Related post-doctoral experience and/or industrial experience are highly desirable.

Application Procedure: Qualified persons are requested to submit all application materials electronically to grains@ksu.edu including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume (including a complete list of publications with complete citations), official academic transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work, one to two page summaries of teaching philosophy and research interests; copies of relevant publications and teaching materials; and have three letters of reference sent to grains@ksu.edu Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and inquiries regarding this position are welcome, and should be directed to the chair of the search and screening committee.

Contact: Dr. Xiuzhi Susan Sun, Cereal Biochemist Search Committee Chair, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201. Telephone: (785) 532-4077; Fax: (785) 532-7010, E-mail: grains@ksu.edu

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and veterans Status and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.

 

Faculty Position in Milling

(Faculty approved February 27, 2014; Revised June 5, 2014) Printable PDF Version of Position Description

Department of Grain Science and Industry – Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Position: Buhler Instructor of Milling (50% Teaching, 50% International Grains Program)

Responsibilities: The Department of Grain Science and Industry seeks applications for a non-tenure-track, annually renewable position at the Instructor level in the area of milling science and management. The position is for the 12-month calendar year.

As a member of the department's faculty reporting to the department head, the successful candidate will teach existing undergraduate courses and laboratory sections in the Milling Science and Management (MSM) program. The successful candidate will bring relevant milling industry experience and expertise to teaching in the classroom, laboratory and pilot mill settings that are part of MSM courses. This instructor will also support related programmatic efforts such as student advising, student recruitment, curriculum development, and service on departmental committees. As a member of the department's International Grains Program staff the individual is expected to collaborate effectively with the milling industry and develop and teach innovative short and distance courses, workshops and training seminars. It is expected that the individual will seek extramural support to fund educational programming for industry professionals.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.S. in milling science, cereal science, process engineering, or a related discipline with a minimum of five years of direct experience in the flour or specialty milling (or related) industry including production or operating experience, maintenance supervision, and/or project management. Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom settingor teaching industry professionals as part of company directed training or continuing education programs are a must.Demonstrated people and public speaking skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Appreciation and experience interacting with international audiences and foreign cultures. Ability to speak English clearly and to work in a multi-cultural setting. Strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity and collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications: International industry related work experience, knowledge and expertise working in flour milling and grain processing. Able to lecture in Spanish.

Application Procedure: Qualified persons are requested to submit all application materials electronically to grains@ksu.edu including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume, official academic transcripts; one to two page summaries of teaching and outreach philosophies; copies of relevant publications, teaching materials; and have three letters of reference sent to grains@ksu.edu. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and inquiries regarding this position are welcome, and should be directed to the chair of the search and screening committee.

Contact information: Mr. Mark Fowler, IGP Institute Associate Director & Milling Specialist, Search and Screening Committee Chair, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201. Telephone: (785) 532-6161; Fax: (785) 532- 7010, E-mail: grains@ksu.edu.

Review of applications will begin: July 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.