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Job Detail: Assistant or Associate Professor of Sustainable Food Systems

Position Summary: 

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University seeks applicants from public policy and affairs, governance, or other social sciences with a demonstrated expertise in food systems dynamics for an Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. The applicant’s research should address the coupled nature of food systems and sustainability. We are particularly interested in candidates studying food systems within a U.S. context. We are also interested in candidates who work across disciplines with a record of interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-supported research program. Candidates may be appointed at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

This position is partially funded by Indiana University Bloomington’s Emerging Areas of Research initiative (, which underwrites the Sustainable Food Systems Science (SFSS) program. The SFSS team seeks to understand sustainable food system development by studying the leverage points used to build more resilient and sustainable food systems. The candidate will contribute to the O’Neill School’s developing food systems research/curriculum and engage with the SFSSprogram scholars to bolster IU’s capacity and contribution the field.

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States with 34,000 alumni around the world. In the 2019 “Best Graduate Public Affairs programs” reported by U.S. News & World Report, the O’Neill School’s Master of Public Affairs program ranked #1 for the fourth straight year. Five of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings.

Position Qualifications: 

  • Minimum educational qualifications include a Ph.D. and evidence of a developed research program focused on food systems.
  • The successful applicant is expected to start August 1, 2020, and to have completed the Ph.D. by that date.

To Apply: 



About the job

Location Bloomington, Indiana
Field Education
Time Full-time
Date 27 July 2019

About the company

Company name Indiana University
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Phone 812-856-0969


Street E 10th Street
City Bloomington, IN
Street number (1) 1315
Zip 47405
Country United States