Assistant or Associate Professor in Grape and Wine Chemistry
Washington State University, Tri-Cities, Washington

Washington State University Tri-Cities invites applications for a 12-month, full-time, tenure track, research and teaching, assistant or associate faculty position in analytical chemistry.The position will be located at the Wine Science Center on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA, and will report to the Chair of the Department of Horticulture and the Director of the Viticulture and Enology Program.

The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program that is focused on the analytical chemistry of grapes and wine, and will mentor and teach undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of grape and wine chemistry and plant metabolites, and contribute to teaching in vineyard and winery design.

Required qualifications:
Required for both Assistant and Associate Professor (the successful Associate Professor candidate must currently have Associate Professor or equivalent status or have Assistant Professor or equivalent status for four or more years): Earned Ph.D. in chemistry/biochemistry (agricultural emphasis), food science, plant science, enology/fermentation science, or related field by employment start date. Starting date for the position will be January 1, 2015, or as negotiated. 

Desired qualifications:
Expertise in analytical chemistry applicable to studies of grape and wine chemistry (organic and inorganic components), plant secondary metabolism, and aroma compound analysis; Independent scholarly output and collaborative research; Ability to develop and provide effective educational programs; Ability to contribute to and advance undergraduate and graduate research, training and teaching programs; Strong oral and written communication skills; Ability to propose and compete for extramural research support; Ability to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives and build research-extension collaborations beyond college boundaries. Ability to build collaborations with other WSU faculty, other university programs, and national and international partners.

The application package must include:

  1. Letter of application outlining the candidate’s interest, qualifications, pertinent experience, and statements of pedagogical and research objectives
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Digital portfolio that includes representative samples of research, practice, and teaching
  4. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email contacts of at least three references.

Please submit all application materials electronically and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted electronically through

Review of completed applications will begin on August 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

For information on the application process contact Helen Berry at, for job-related information contact Dr. Markus Keller, Search Committee Chair, at

For additional information visit (position #116179) or

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