Assistant Professor - Food Studies

Posting Details

Job # 075537 Job Title Assistant Professor - Food Studies Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Per department chair.

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Food Studies to begin in the Fall of 2021. This position is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Energy and Environment. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University is seeking to enhance research, collaboration, and strengthen competitive grant applications in the focus area of socioeconomic policy, and/or ecological implications of changes to food and agricultural systems from anthropogenic global warming.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. in an agricultural discipline, social science, ecology, or other relevant discipline with a food systems orientation.

Job Specific Qualifications

The candidate should also have an interdisciplinary academic background and be adept at quantitative or mixed methods analysis.


The successful candidate will complement current faculty expertise in human rights, labor in the food system, agricultural policy, food and racial justice, agriculture and the environment, science and technology studies, and food enterprise management. It is anticipated they will be able to teach the undergraduate course on Climate Change and the Food System and develop a graduate course on Agriculture and the Environment; however, the mix of assigned courses will depend on the expertise of the candidate.
Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to:
1. pursue a program of research with the potential to secure sponsored funding;
2. teach graduate and undergraduate courses and advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and,
3. engage in service activities in the department, college, and university as well as the community and profession.


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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae, and cover letter.

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 01/13/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 02/15/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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