Full Time Position in Food Systems, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, NYU

Posted by | 10.29.2012

New York University
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Position: Full Time Position in Food Systems; Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in food systems at the assistant professor level.  The position will begin September 1, 2013.

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 topics on urban food systems.

Qualifications:  Doctorate in related field, teaching experience, record of research.  We will consider candidates with a range of research interests, which may include: geography; sociology; urban studies and planning; environmental studies; waste and water management; agricultural policy and urban markets; agro-ecology; landscape design.

Responsibilities:The candidate is expected to teach in the undergraduate and master’s programs, supervise PhD’s, mentor post-docs and conduct funded scholarship in food studies in the urban and global context.  The candidate will be expected to be an active, accomplished teacher and to engage in the intellectual life of the program and the department.

The position offers opportunities for collaboration not only within the Department but with other Steinhardt programs including those in health, culture, and education, as well as with University-wide initiatives on public health and on cities and urban environments.

NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world. NYU Steinhardt faculty may be afforded the opportunity for variable term work at these global study and research sites.

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. 

Applications:  Please apply online with a cover letter explaining research interests and teaching experience; a list of three references and their email addresses (letters are not required at this time), CV, related syllabi/course outlines, publications (as appropriate).


Further information about the position can be obtained from Amy Bentley (amy.bentley@nyu.edu), Search Committee Chair.  Review of applications will begin December 15th and will continue until the search is completed.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.