Job Category: Other
Organization: University of Michigan-School of Natural Resources and Environment
Job Title: Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Sustainable Food Systems
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Job City / State: Ann Arbor, MI
Job Region: North America
Position Type: Entry Level
Job Closing Date: 2012-10-17
Phone: 734.615.2898
Company Type: Non Profit
Job Description: Faculty Position in Sustainable Food Systems

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan (UM) seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month faculty position in sustainable food systems. SNRE’s mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society.

We seek applicants working in any ecological aspect of sustainability in the food system from production to consumption, with either an international or domestic focus. Applicants’ substantive training and expertise may be in any natural science or environmental science discipline relevant to the sustainability of food systems, including ecology, agroecology, agroforestry, hydrology, ecological modeling, life cycle analysis, spatial analysis, genetics, etc. In addition to their disciplinary perspective, we seek candidates with experience, skills, and interest in integrating knowledge from multiple domains, through collaborations with people in other disciplines.

This SNRE position is part of 5 new positions in five university units with the intention of broadening and deepening UM’s commitment to research and teaching on sustainable food systems. The position is inherently interdisciplinary, bringing together a number of new and existing faculty in a cross-disciplinary teaching and research effort in sustainable food systems.
Job Requirements: The position will be filled at the assistant professor (tenure-track) level. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary program is required by the time of hire, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a concise personal statement describing your vision and plans for research and education, and copies of three letters of reference. To apply go to
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Campus visits are expected to occur in November and December 2012. The position is expected to begin by September 1, 2013.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer,
and individuals from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Last Updated: 09/19/12
Date Posted: 09/19/12

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