JOB – Asst. Prof., Food and the Environment, CU Boulder

CU BoulderThe University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado, USA) seeks candidates for a position of assistant professor with expertise in sustainable food systems or related fields of food harvest or production and its environmental implications.  The environmental consequences of human food needs are inherently interdisciplinary, in that they involve ecological processes, natural resource management, policies to address equity and security, public health, and human values and decisions. We seek candidates with research explicitly focused on the interactions between food systems and the supporting environment.  

Topical research foci for this position could include (but are not limited to):

  • environmental effects of locally, organically-grown, and genetically-modified food, aquaculture, traditional and indigenous agricultural systems
  • sustainable fisheries
  • links between fuel and food production and environmental conservation
  • food justice
  • or energy and water use in agriculture.  

Candidates should have experience in these or related fields and a clear research plan to continue or expand these efforts, congruent with the broad interdisciplinary orientation of the ENVS program at CU Boulder.  

Candidates from any relevant field of social or natural sciences or the humanities are encouraged to apply.

The candidate will have a primary appointment in the Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) at CU Boulder.  The ENVS program is a dynamic, internationally recognized program with over 25 faculty, 55 graduate students, and over 1000 undergraduate majors.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the environmental studies website to learn more about ENVS’s broad and interdisciplinary composition.

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To Apply

Consideration of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and will continue until the appointment is made.  Please submit a cover letter indicating interest in the position, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, at least one but no more than three writing samples/publications, and complete contact information for at least three referees to, posting #F00698.  A successful candidate should use these documents to demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to research and education in environmental studies.  A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in disciplines related to environmental studies at the time of appointment, evidence of current scholarly activity as well as a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education are required.

Potential candidates seeking additional information, or those wishing to submit nominations, may contact the Search Committee Chair, Daniel Doak, at