Assistant Professor in Sustainable Food Systems

Guilford College
Greensboro, North Carolina
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Guilford College's Department of Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENSS) seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2021 in Sustainable Food Systems. This is an opportunity to grow a new and unique program, with an award-winning on-campus farm, excellent support from colleagues, and strong interest from students.

This position is federally funded through the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant: Revitalizing Enrollment, Retention, and Degree Completion at Guilford College. Awarded to extend five years, through September 2025, which is the expected term of assignment, the continuation of the federal funding for this position is subject to the yearly approval for release of awarded funds based on the College's fulfillment of the grant's stated outcomes. This is a tenure-track faculty position that conforms with the tenure program of Guilford college as described in the faculty handbook.

We are looking for candidates who are excellent teachers with an interdisciplinary background and experience in engaged learning. A terminal degree is required; may be from a variety of disciplines including sociology, geography, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology. The ideal candidate will connect scholarship with practice in food advocacy, food justice, food policy, or community-based food systems. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary program (i.e.; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Health, African and African American Studies). The candidate will teach place-based experiential courses, courses in their area of specialization, and mentor interdisciplinary undergraduate research projects. Prior experience in developing, leading, and assessing similar programs a plus.

Additional Duties
Active engagement in student advising for program majors; fostering partnerships and internship opportunities in the Greensboro community. Must be prepared to take on responsibilities for the administration of the program after the second year of appointment. Participate in faculty governance and service on academic committees.

Please submit a cover letter that includes a statement of specialty areas, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, research state, CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by March 31, 2021 to Dr. Marlene McCauley through the web portal. Guilford College seeks applications from people representative of diversity based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, national origin, career and life experiences, socioeconomic background, geographic roots, as well as member of the Religious Society of Friends. EOE/AA.

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