JOB – Asst. Prof. of Agriculture, Society & Food Security, UC Berkeley

Closing date for applications: January 2, 2012. 

The Division of Society and Environment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the area of Agriculture, Society and Food Security, to begin July 1, 2012. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences or the humanities, or in environmental or agro-food studies, an excellent research record or evidence of potential, and a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program on agriculture, society and food security, and the social organization and governance of food systems at or across different scales (local, national, transnational, global). 

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to teaching core courses at the undergraduate level, and will also have the opportunity to develop graduate and undergraduate courses in his/her area of specialization. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. 

Applicants will submit the following documents on-line

  • letter of application (including names of the 3 referees who will be submitting letters of support)
  • current curriculum vitae
  • statement of research interests
  • statement of teaching interests and experience
  • copies of no more than 3 (article or chapter length) samples of relevant written work.

Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file. Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. Applications are to be uploaded at

Letters of recommendation are to be submitted by the application deadline to by the referee.

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