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Assistant Professor/Tenure Track

Northern Michigan University
Job Location:
Marquette, Michigan
Environmental Science, Ecology, and Forestry
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Tenure Track
Department: Earth, Env, & Geog Sciences
Term of Assignment: Tenure Track
Term End Date, If Applicable:
FLSA Status:  Exempt = not eligible for overtime
Work Schedule:
Salary: Competitive
Travel: No travel
Brief Statement of Duties: The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (EEGS) at Northern Michigan University (NMU) is inviting applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-earning Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems to begin in August 2022. We seek a highly qualified scholar-practitioner with expertise in community food systems or sustainable agriculture focusing on food justice, security, or sovereignty. We are especially interested in candidates who examine these issues through an intersectional, anti-racist lens. The position will support existing departmental strengths in teaching and research related to Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Duties include teaching courses that complement the Department's curriculum, publishing scholarship focused on food systems, and completing departmental, university, and professional service. This is a campus-based position.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree

Discipline / Degree Area: Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science or a related field

Required Specialized Training/Certifications:

Required Minimum Work Experience: Required minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science or a related field, granted by August 15, 2022; an active scholarly agenda related to Food Studies; a publication record in the applicant’s field; demonstrated university teaching experience and a strong commitment to providing excellent undergraduate instruction and advising.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties: Demonstrated ability to teach: introductory courses such as Introduction to Sustainability and Human Geography; intermediate courses such as Introduction to Geographic Research and Geography of Food Systems; and upper-level geography or sustainability courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise that enhances the EEGS Department’s curriculum. Demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed scholarship on sustainable food systems.

Additional Desirable Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to provide excellent undergraduate instruction and advising. Demonstrated experience with applied research in the sustainable development of agriculture systems or decolonizing food systems. Ability to work collaboratively to examine human-environmental interactions and to address contemporary sustainability challenges. Ability to secure interdisciplinary grants. Experience integrating Geographic Information Systems. Experience expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, teaching statement (upload to teaching philosophy field), research statement, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement as it applies to your professional work.

Contact Information:
Weronika Kusek, Chair,

Equal Employment Opportunity: NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.
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