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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FOOD SYSTEMS SCIENCE

Position Details

Summary

Operating Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FOOD SYSTEMS SCIENCE
Long Classification Title
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH COLSA Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems (UBANFS)
Summary of Position

We seek candidates from the life sciences, economics, or interdisciplinary physical or social sciences with demonstrated expertise in applied analysis of one or more aspects of human-agroecological food systems. The applicant’s research should address the complexity inherent in food systems through direct consideration of some of the relationships and trade-offs among agricultural productivity, economic viability, ecological impact, human health, policy, and food security. We especially welcome applicants whose research has potential application to the food systems of the northeastern United States, with its unique patterns of land use, rural-urban composition, and demographics. Ideally, applicants will apply their research on food systems sustainability to local, regional, national, and/or global challenges using interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level food systems courses.

This position is part of a cluster hire. The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) within the University of New Hampshire’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) invites applications for three tenure-track positions focused on the interrelated human and agroecological aspects of our food system. Specifically for this cluster, we seek candidates with demonstrated teaching and research expertise in either (1) Food systems science, (2) Human nutrition, or (3) Crop physiology.

The hired candidates are expected to develop productive, internationally-recognized, and externally-funded research programs that work collaboratively across disciplines. They are also expected to provide excellent training for our graduate students and to develop and teach innovative courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Undergraduate education, including provision of directed research opportunities, is an area of distinction that will be strengthened through these positions.

Additional Job Information

Applicants should submit the following along with their application 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information for three (3) professional references,
4) Research statement, and 5) Statement of teaching philosophy.
All materials should be submitted online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/.

Anticipated start date is August 20, 2018

Posting Number/Job Order # PF0155FY18
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate for each of the three positions will: 1) Hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have a demonstrated interest in integrating across multiple dimensions of the food system; 2) Have a record of significant scholarly research that aligns with the position description and complements existing expertise within the department and college; 3) Demonstrate excellent potential in teaching and mentoring of our graduate and undergraduate students; 4) Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; and 5) Understand and appreciate the integrated teaching, research, and service components of UNH’s land-grant mission and the transdisciplinary alignment of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems science in higher education.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Competitive salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28319
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Faculty Information Tenure-Track
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify
Type of Position Faculty

Posting Details

Posting Date 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 03/09/2018
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Institution Information

The ANFS Department currently serves 428 undergraduate majors through its Animal Science, Nutrition, Equine Studies, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems programs, as well as 25 graduate students and interns through a variety of departmental and college-wide programs. Current faculty research areas include animal and plant production, plant breeding and applied genomics, plant pathology, dairy cattle nutrition, and human nutrition (http://colsa.unh.edu/anfs). ANFS is one of five academic units within COLSA, which also includes the state’s Agriculture Experiment Station. The college has experienced significant growth in interdisciplinary life sciences fields over the past five years, including recruitment of new faculty and increased undergraduate and graduate enrollments. Relevant college facilities include the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, the Woodman and Kingman Agricultural Research Farms, the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, the Organic Dairy Research Farm, the Macfarlane Greenhouses, the Lou & Lutza Smith Equine Center, and the Nutrition Assessment and Simulation Laboratory.

This position is responsible for the supervision of Does not supervise
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Other 1