[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems (Tenure Track)

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Feb 7 20:07:39 MST 2014

Subject: Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems (Tenure Track)

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=92s faculty leadership in food systems
scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Applicants should demonstrate a reco=
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, =
outreach. Specific expectations regarding requirements for funded researc=
outreach, and instruction will be informed by the appropriate departmenta=
home to be determined based on the specialization of the successful
candidate. Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent received by start date) i=
the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences or humanities who =
interested in food systems and transdisciplinary approaches to creating a=
sharing knowledge are encouraged to apply. A strong commitment to meet th=
Land Grant mission of extending knowledge and research to the people of t=
State, and thereby contribute to the sustainable and long-term social and=

economic development of communities within and beyond the state, is requi=

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community thro=
their research, teaching, and outreach. Applicants must describe in their=

cover letter how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont i=
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women=

and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are enco=

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 presen=
and future viability and scalability of food systems. The Food Systems
Initiative is one of three Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives at the
University of Vermont. For more information, please see www.uvm.edu/foods=

Applicants should apply at the UVM jobs website (https://www.uvmjobs.com,=

posting #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, UV=
Food Systems Initiative, at doug.lantagne at uvm.edu. Phone: 802-656-8679.

Anticipated start date is within the 2014-2015 academic year, subject to
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