Lecturer in Enology and Brewing Science

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Position Description

Texas Tech University (TTU) Department of Plant and Soil Science (Lubbock, Texas), is seeking candidates for a full-time Lecturer in Enology and Brewing Science.  The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced knowledge and relevant professional experience in enology and/or brewing science, and formal teaching experience.

Major/Essential Functions

The successful candidate will teach 9 to 12 contact hours of undergraduate courses per semester in support of two degree concentrations: Viticulture and Enology, and Hops and Brewing Science.  Course topics include The Science of Wine and Beer, Introduction to Wine Production, Introduction to Wine Production Lab, Winemaking Quality Control and Analysis, and Wines of the World.  New courses will be developed in brewing science, beer production, brewing quality control and analysis, and additional fermentation science topics based on programmatic needs and professional background of the Lecturer.  Other duties include regular review and updating of courses, holding office hours for students, and contributing to student recruitment efforts.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a M.S. in enology, fermentation science, food science, plant science, horticulture, or a closely related field, and professional experience in wine and/or beer production.  Applicants must have formal teaching experience at the college level, and demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate and teach in English.  Applicants must have demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Must be authorized for employment in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of wine and beer production principles and practices

Proven work ethic and ability to work effectively as a team member

Self-motivation

Valid driver’s license

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Transcript

APPLICATIONS:  Please note that all application materials must be submitted on-line through the Texas Tech University application site at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/  and search for Requisition Number 18413BR.  Applicants should submit a CV, official transcripts, along with teaching statements.  Applicants should supply names and contact information of three (3) individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference.  Questions should be addressed to Dr. Ed Hellman, Search Committee Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Phone (806) 834-1681; email: ed.hellman@ttu.edu.