Assistant Professor of Food Systems & Society

Participate in the development of a new Master of Science program in Food Systems and Society; teach required and elective courses; organize on-site intensive courses.


  • Perform academic responsibilities for the Food Systems and Society department, including developing curriculum, student advising, and teaching. Position includes on-load teaching of 24 credit hours per academic year (note: MU is a four quarter institution).
  • Develop regular courses and short courses; organize and oversee on-site intensive courses with students and faculty.
  • Coordinate and oversee student projects and theses, and liaise with organizations.
  • Develop and maintain connections to the interdisciplinary scholarly and practitioner communities engaged in food systems and society.
  • Participate in outreach, events, and fundraising.
  • Provide university service by attending and participating on the University Faculty Council and other university task forces and committees.


  • Ph.D. in a related discipline.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Experience with working with graduate students strongly preferred.
  • Experience with applied research and education projects.
  • Minimum two years teaching experience in higher education.


  • Experience in community engagement on food systems.
  • Experience in teaching courses related to food issues as well as student advising.
  • Experience in online, hybrid pedagogy preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Travel as needed for outreach, fundraising, on-site intensive courses, and presenting at conferences.


  • University-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee.
  • Three weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave and holidays
  • Tuition waiver program
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous retirement plan.
Portland, Oregon
Publicaton Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 12:00am
Company Name: 
Marylhurst University
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