Job: Food Systems Visiting Professor – NYU

New York University
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Food Systems Visiting Professor
One year appointment, with a possible renewal

NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health seeks a one-year visiting professor in food systems or sustainability.  The NYU Food Studies program takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying food production and consumption, particularly in urban settings.  The program examines the complexities of supplying the city, including food distribution and transportation, water and waste management, and the rural/urban interface.  Policy and health issues are also germane to food systems.

Qualifications:  Doctorate in related field, teaching experience, record of research.  We are willing to consider candidates with a range of research interests, which may include: environmental studies; urban studies or planning with a concentration in the rural/urban interface; waste and/or water management; public policy (i.e., agricultural policy and urban markets); political or cultural geography; agroecology; landscape design with a focus on the northeast.

Responsibilities:  We are seeking candidates who can contribute to the NYU food studies program, particularly courses in the masters’ program food systems concentration.  The candidate will be expected to be an active teacher and to engage in the intellectual life of the program and the department.  The position is to begin September 1, 2010.

Applications:  Please apply online by providing a cover letter including a list of three references and their email addresses (letters are not required at this time), CV, related syllabi/course outlines, publications (as appropriate) to:  Food Systems Program, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University, School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, 35 West 4th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY  10012.  Information about NYU food studies can be found at:

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Applications due:  April 1, 2010.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.