Skip to main content

This job has expired

Applied Food Studies Faculty

Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, New York (US)
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

View more

Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

The Culinary Institute of America, renowned for its excellence in culinary and hospitality education since 1946, invites applications for a full-time Applied Food Studies faculty position in the School of Liberal Arts and Food Studies at our campus in Hyde Park, NY.



We are seeking a dynamic and creative educator in food systems and sustainability who can teach a range of courses in food systems, core courses in the Applied Food Studies (AFS) bachelor’s major, and potentially courses in the master’s program in in Sustainable Food Systems. The AFS faculty are a collaborative group of scholars and educators committed to expanding the scope of a CIA education through the interdisciplinary nature and applied practice of food studies. As such, we are looking for a colleague who:


  • Has a demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Uses engaging curricular approaches that focus on the interdisciplinarity of food systems.
  • Enhances the student’s educational experience by connecting food systems to other learning experiences in the CIA curriculum.


The successful candidate will be a practitioner-scholar with research experience in theory and practices around food systems. An interdisciplinary food systems background in sociology, environmental studies, sustainable development, geography, political economy or related fields are preferred. Food systems in the developing world and/or of historically marginalized people is also of interest. The preferred candidate will possess a doctoral degree and will have at least two (2) years of college-level teaching experience. Significantly more teaching experience and/or experience in the food industry is a plus.


While the CIA is a teaching-intensive institution, faculty research is encouraged and supported through professional development. The successful candidate will be a dedicated and flexible educator and be motivated to actively contribute to the college community. The CIA does not have a traditional faculty tenure track, however, following a successful 3-year probationary period, all full-time faculty at the Hyde Park campus become full members of the faculty, are eligible to apply for promotions in academic rank, and are subject to the benefits and protections of the faculty collective bargaining agreement.


The CIA is interested in diverse, talented, and passionate people who embody the college’s core values of excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity.



Application review will begin on March 15th  and will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated fall semester 2024 start.


Please include a Statement of Teaching Philosophy with your application.


For additional information and to submit an application, please go to:


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert