Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group
UVM Seeks Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems
Transdisciplinary search for tenure track faculty position open now
- By Alison Nihart
The University of Vermont seeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Systems, a new tenure track faculty position that will contribute to the University’s faculty leadership in food systems scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Applicants should demonstrate a record of food systems scholarship and expertise, a strong understanding and experience with a systems-approach to food and sustainability issues, and experience working with a variety of research methods.
Position responsibilities include food systems scholarship, instruction, and outreach. Specific expectations regarding requirements for funded research, outreach, and instruction will be informed by the appropriate departmental home to be determined based on the specialization of the successful candidate. Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent received by start date) in the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences or humanities who are interested in food systems and transdisciplinary approaches to creating and sharing knowledge are encouraged to apply. A strong commitment to meet the Land Grant mission of extending knowledge and research to the people of the State, and thereby contribute to the sustainable and long-term social and economic development of communities within and beyond the state, is required.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach. Applicants must describe in their cover letter how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Vermont is a small, rural state that is a leader in the sustainable and local foods movement. The UVM Food Systems Initiative is a community of university professionals, researchers, students, and local partners who generate, teach, and apply new knowledge while contributing to the present and future viability and scalability of food systems. The Food Systems Initiative is one of three Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives at the University of Vermont.
Applicants should apply at the UVM jobs website (position #0041117). Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Douglas O. Lantagne, Director, UVM Food Systems Initiative, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 802-656-8679.
Anticipated start date is within the 2014-2015 academic year, subject to negotiation.