Wine Production Specialist
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

Beginning Date of Appointment:

August 19, 2019

Job Address:

330 University Hall Drive
Boone, NC 28608

Position Summary:

College: Arts & Sciences
Department: Chemistry & Fermentation Sciences
Description: Faculty Rank Lecturer
Position #: 084541
Type of Position: Full Time
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
Number of Months per Year: 11 months

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications for this position include a B.S. (with at least five years of industry experience), a Master’s, or a Ph. D. in a discipline directly related to Enology and Viticulture (e.g., Fermentation Science, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Beverage Science, Engineering, etc.) and demonstrated wine production experience. A successful candidate will demonstrate advanced knowledge of enology and viticulture and have the experience necessary to instruct courses in wine production, wine science, and viticulture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates are expected to provide instruction in support of the Fermentation Sciences Program and lead wine production activities with students and local wineries. The successful applicant will be expected to work with a diverse group of students and to foster a climate that values diversity. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must send a single file in pdf format containing: a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; names, email addresses, and telephone contact information from three references to c/o Dr. Claudia P. Cartaya-Marin, Chair, A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences.

Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the letter writers to c/o Dr. Cartaya-Marin. Only complete electronic applications in pdf format will be accepted. We invite all applicants for employment with Appalachian State University to complete our voluntary Affirmative Action data collection survey. This brief survey can be accessed a

Initial Review Date:


Person and address to whom the application should be sent c/o Dr. Claudia P. Cartaya-Marin, Chair, A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences. Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the letter writers to c/o Dr. Cartaya-Marin. Only complete electronic applications in pdf format will be accepted.

Description of the Department or Unit:

The A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with eight different concentrations, including the American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified degree, Marketing and Business, Biochemistry, Environmental, Fermentation Sciences, Forensic Science, Individually Designed and Chemistry Secondary Education Licensure; a BA degree in Chemistry is also offered. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Sciences, which includes a background in chemistry and biology as well as business, marketing and entrepreneurial principles. The department has 20 tenure-track faculty members and 185 undergraduate chemistry majors and 100 undergraduate fermentation sciences majors. Many of the chemistry and fermentation sciences majors conduct research and disseminate their results at national, regional and local professional meetings and in peer-reviewed publications. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, the University and surrounding area can be found on the University’s website (

Search Committee Chair Name:

Claudia Cartaya-Marin

Search Committee Chair Email Address:

Seated Disability Statement Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Description of the University:

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

AA/EEO Statement:

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity Statement:

Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at

Background Check Statement:

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility of Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.