University of Arizona

Lecturer / Assistant Director, Food Studies

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Posted On: Friday, 19th January 2018
Category: Education
Location: Tucson, AZ
Human Resources of UA
888 North Euclid Avenue, Room 114 Tucson, AZ USA 85721
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:


About the Position

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at The University of Arizona seeks a Career-Track Lecturer to teach courses and assist with curriculum coordinationr in the upcoming Food Studies BA degree. The position will also be the Assistant Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies and be expected to perform research and outreach responsibilities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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  • Teach 3-4 classes per year.
  • Work with SBS Academic Affairs team to develop courses, staff courses, and manage curriculum.
  • Seek out student engagement opportunities in the degree, coordinate BA Food Studies internships, and meet with degree advisor as needed.
  • In conjunction with SBS Academic Affairs team recruit and advise students.
  • Outreach activities for the Center for Regional Food Studies.
  • Research and grant development for the Center for Regional Food Studies.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Master’s degree in related field, significant professional experience and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • at least 3 years of experience in conducting applied research.
  • Commitment to student learning and student success.
  • Desire to collaborate across teams and work on interdisciplinary projects.
  • Exemplary communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge and first-hand experience of regional food system and social, economic, political, and environmental issues within Tucson, southern Arizona, Sonora/U.S. – Mexico borderlands.
  • Exemplary writing and public speaking skills.


  • Possess Ph.D. from a social science discipline.
  • Experience with grant writing and management.
  • Record of publishing on food (not exclusively academic).
  • Experience with student advising and internships.


To Apply

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae 
  3. Click Link:

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