Hood College's Department of Biology seeks an accomplished and
highly motivated teacher-scholar to serve as the inaugural
Aramark/Maryland Endowed Chair of Sustainability Studies.
Under the general direction of the Biology Department Chair,
this full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor
level begins August 1, 2022.
The College’s new major in sustainability studies launched in
the fall of 2020 in response to growing regional demand for
sustainability professionals to help guide agribusiness in Central
Maryland. To lead this highly interdisciplinary program, we seek a
broadly-trained system scientist with training or experience in
incorporating aspects of the food-water-energy sustainability nexus
and systems thinking into their pedagogical approach. We aim to
fill our new endowed chair position with a faculty member that can
address nexus-related local issues in their research and involve
both undergraduate and graduate students in finding answers to
agribusiness challenges that will allow the Maryland farming
industry to adapt and grow in future decades.
The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to
teaching and the liberal arts; ongoing scholarly research in
sustainable food systems, agribusiness or a closely related area;
and commitment to service in the department, college, and
The candidate must also engage in recruitment efforts designed
to attract talented students to the college, and actively seek
partnerships that support the program’s mission and provide
high-impact applied learning opportunities for students.
Based on their expertise and interests, the successful candidate
is expected to teach, as well as actively mentor, and conduct
research with students. The candidate is required to dedicate 20%
of their time working in partnership with regional organizations,
businesses, and institutions associated with sustainability studies
especially those involved in the operation of local food
Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate coursework
in sustainability studies, especially focusing on sustainable food
systems and food security. Other teaching responsibilities will
include elective course(s) in their area of expertise at the
undergraduate or graduate level.
Resources from the endowment are available annually to support
the candidate’s research efforts.
We seek a candidate with a strong commitment in a liberal arts
setting, who is passionate about high-impact learning experiences,
and who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they
do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and
proven ability to work collaboratively across academic
Education and/or Experience
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or an advanced degree with at
least 5 years of relevant professional experience; postdoctoral
work and teaching experience are strongly preferred. Additionally,
experience in the application of GIS or dynamic modeling to food
system issues is preferred.
Please visit http://www.hood.edu/jobs for more details,
including a full description of the position.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our
electronic application which requires a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of
teaching effectiveness, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts
and should arrange for three letters of recommendation for
submission to http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.
If you need assistance with the on-line application process,
please email http://email@example.com or
call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff
and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally
eligible to work in the United States.
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability,
religion, or age in recruitment, admission and
access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services,
benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws
including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies
with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled
applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or
reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX
and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue,
Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For
complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy,
please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.