Sociology of Food Systems faculty position

Michael Burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Fri Jul 8 09:15:37 EDT 2011


Sociology of Food Systems (Assistant Professor)
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University


The Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture  
and Life Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a 9- 
month tenure-track position in Sociology of Food Systems.  This  
position is part of an interdisciplinary cluster hire that also  
includes a position in Sustainable Cropping and Food Systems in the  
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Responsibilities:  This position has 50% Teaching and 50% Research  
responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated  
ability to establish a distinguished record of scholarship with clear  
relevance to food system issues, and demonstrated ability to  
participate in and/or lead interdisciplinary projects.  Appointees  
will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and  
externally funded research program on the social organization of food  
systems.  Teaching will consist of 2.5 courses per year focusing on  
the social organization and restructuring of food systems in the U.S.  
and/or internationally.   More information on food system and other  
related research, teaching and outreach in Development Sociology can  
be found at http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu.

Start Date:     As negotiated
Rank:             Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Salary:           Competitive and commensurate with background and  
experience

Qualifications:   Ph.D. in Sociology or related disciplines.  The  
candidate must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi- 
cultural setting.

Applications: Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter  
stating why she/he is a good candidate for this tenure track position,  
together with a curriculum vitae, a brief research plan, and a  
statement of teaching interests and experience.  All application  
materials, including the cover letter, curriculum vitae, research  
plan, statement of teaching interest and selected reprints should be  
incorporated into a single PDF file and submitted electronically to  
Ms. Cynthia Twardokus (ct259 at cornell.edu).  Review of applications  
will begin after 15 July 2011, continuing until the deadline of  
October 1, 2011. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Philip McMichael,  
Development Sociology, Search Committee Chair (pdm1 at cornell.edu).   
Applicants should also provide names and email addresses of three  
individuals who may be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive,  
dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land- 
grant institution.  For information about the home department, visit http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/ 
  .  Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action  
educator and employer.  Applications from women and minorities are  
strongly encouraged.


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