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Assistant / Associate Professor of Food Studies

The New School
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nutrition
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students (BPATS) invites applications for a Renewable-term Assistant or Associate Professor in the Food Studies program beginning on July 1, 2022.  
We are seeking an outstanding faculty member with a Ph.D./terminal degree in Food Studies or other discipline/interdisciplinary field with a focus on food studies. In particular, we invite faculty whose research engages questions linked to contemporary food systems that may include issues of race, gender, indigeneity, politics, globalization, technology, supply chain, consumers, design, management, environmental issues, and/or media studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the curriculum and programming in support of the BA/BS/AAS degrees in Food Studies and to graduate programs across the university as they relate to food studies.  
The teaching course load is five courses per year or its equivalent. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a teacher with a minimum of three years of university-level teaching experience. The successful candidate is also expected to be active in scholarship, professional, and/or creative practice appropriate to their appointed rank and areas of expertise. The faculty member will also participate in industry engagement, the organization of public events and conferences that maintain the high profile and visibility of the Food Studies Program. 
The New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students (BPATS) reflects the goal of lifelong higher learning articulated by the founders of The New School in 1919. The New School’s Food Studies BA/BS/AAS is based in BPATS and offers the theoretical and practical tools students need to understand, reflect upon, and intervene in critical social issues ranging from immigration, the environment, food design, food policy, supply chain, management, and social innovation to promote positive change in food systems. 
The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good. 

We are seeking applicants with an outstanding record of scholarly research and/or creative practice, publications, and contributions to discussions in the field  of food studies. 
  • A Ph.D./terminal degree in Food Studies, or in other disciplines with a focus on food studies.  
  • A substantial record of scholarly/creative work and/or publications. 
  • Three or more years of demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level.  
  • Experience with curriculum development and oversight. 
  • Experience mentoring students. 
  • Capacity to work well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of professional experience. 
  • Commitment to collaborating across the University and with external partners. 
  • Demonstrate potential for a leadership role in the Food Studies program.

Information about The New School and the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and  Transfer Students (BPATS) can be found here: 

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US  higher education to apply. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed,  sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. 

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