Food Systems, Studies, & Sustainable Agriculture, Academic Jobs

Assistant Professor Job in Sustainable Food Systems at University of Michigan: The University of Michigan School of Public Health seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor with expertise in the area of sustainable food systems.  The start date for this tenure-track position is September 1, 2012. For more info click here Assistant Professor of Agriculture Job, Society & Food Security University of California, Berkeley: The Division of  Society and Environment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the area of Agriculture, Society and Food Security, to begin July 1, 2012. For more info click here New York University, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health: Two Full Time Positions in Food Systems NYU's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health is seeking candidates for two tenure-track positions in food systems: one at the assistant professor level and one at the associate professor level. Both positions begin September 2012.For more info click here Williams College - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture: Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture The Program in Environmental Studies at Williams College invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture, beginning July 1, 2012.  We welcome applications from candidates who will have the PhD. in hand by the start date or who have completed their PhD. within the last three years. For more info click here


Assistant Professor Position in Sustainable Food Systems at University of Michigan
The University of Michigan School of Public Health seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor with expertise in the area of sustainable food systems.  The start date for this tenure-track position is September 1, 2012.

We seek candidates with expertise in sustainable food systems in relation to the environment, human health and equity. Candidates who focus on economic, racial and ethnic, urban and rural disparities in food distribution, relationships between food systems and environmental health, or their implications for under- or over- nutrition and related health outcomes, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in one of three departments in the School of Public Health – Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, or Health Behavior and Health Education, depending on their interests and training. Within each of these departments there exist faculty with active research relevant to sustainable food systems, and other opportunities for collaboration.

This is one of five new positions across the University intended to broaden and deepen the University’s commitment to research and teaching in the area of sustainable food systems (http://ur.umich.edu/1011/Jun20_11/2428-final-interdisciplinary-junior). This is a unique and exciting opportunity for scholars in the area of Sustainable Food Systems working in the area of human health and the environment who will engage with a cluster of scholars across units at the University of Michigan. The successful candidate will participate in cross-campus research, and engage in opportunities and other initiatives related to sustainability with other members of the cluster housed in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Department of Political Science and the Ross School of Business. The scope of this new cluster may include the evolutionary or ecological bases of food production systems; the environmental sustainability of food systems; urban, near-urban and rural agriculture, urban renewal through urban greening; the promotion of rural-urban regional economies through the development of local food systems; community engagement in local, sustainable food systems (including access to locally grown and other healthy foods), sustainable food policies, and health; system-wide relationships comprising the agricultural value chain, from planting, through sale, and even preparation of agricultural products, with an emphasis on generating the greatest possible economic, social, and environmental value.

Faculty responsibilities include developing and maintaining an externally funded program of research, graduate teaching and advising, and contributing to the academic mission of the department. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in public health or in the social/behavioral sciences. The University of Michigan is a nondiscriminatory affirmative action employer.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011.

The salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  Please send a letter of application, including a statement of current and future research interests, a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching experience, samples of publications, and the names and contact information of three references to the following address:

c/o Denise Fortune
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
1420 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

 

Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Society & Food Security University of California, Berkeley
The Division of  Society and Environment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the area of Agriculture, Society and Food Security, to begin July 1, 2012.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences or the humanities, or in environmental or agro-food studies, an excellent research record or evidence of potential, and a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program on agriculture, society and food security, and the social organization and governance of food systems at or across different scales (local, national, transnational, global).

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to teaching core courses at the undergraduate level, and will also have the opportunity to develop graduate and undergraduate courses in his/her area of specialization. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Applicants will submit the following documents on-line: letter of application (including names of the 3 referees who will be submitting letters of support), current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and experience, and copies of no more than 3 (article or chapter length) samples of relevant written work. Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file. Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. Applications are to be uploaded at http://ecnr.berkeley.edu:80/sReg.php?i=200

Letters of recommendation are to be submitted by the application deadline to FoodAg@berkeley.edu by the referee.

Refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

The closing date for applications is December 1, 2011.

More information about this position may be found at: http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/department-services/job-listing/.

Specific queries may be directed to FoodAg@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

 

New York University, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health: Two Full Time Positions in Food Systems

NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health is seeking candidates for two tenure-track positions in food systems: one at the assistant professor level and one at the associate professor level. Both positions begin September 2012.

Associate Professor www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51057
Assistant Professor www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51059

Further information about the position can be obtained from:

Amy Bentley (amy.bentley@nyu.edu)
Food Systems Program Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health
New York University
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
35 West 4th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY
10012

Information about NYU food studies can be found at: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/nutrition/food/ma

Review of applications will begin December 15th and will continue until the search is completed.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

Williams College – Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture

The Program in Environmental Studies at Williams College invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture, beginning July 1, 2012.  We welcome applications from candidates who will have the PhD. in hand by the start date or who have completed their PhD. within the last three years.

We seek candidates with training in the natural or social sciences to contribute to the curriculum and vitality of an undergraduate program.  The position requires vision and initiative and a desire to join our vibrant multidisciplinary community of environmental scholars, practitioners and activists.  Relevant fields include the traditional disciplines of agriculture, biology, geography, anthropology, sociology, and economics; we also encourage applicants with interdisciplinary training in agrobiodiversity, soil science, agroecology, or food studies.  An international focus is also highly desirable.  Williams is an institution that places a high value on undergraduate teaching; consequently, we strongly prefer applicants who can demonstrate a capacity for excellent teaching.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a term of two years and will carry a teaching load of one course each semester.  The baseline stipend for this position is $42,000 per year plus an allowance of $2,250 for research and professional travel expenses.

The Fellow will also be provided with full benefits including health and dental insurance.  The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To ensure full consideration, applications must arrive by December 1, 2011.  Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research project and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to:

Jennifer L. French, Director
Center for Environmental Studies
54 Stetson Court
Williams College
Williamstown, MA  01267

Fax and email applications not accepted.  Inquiries may be sent to jfrench@williams.edu

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum.  Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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