University of California, Davis, Assistant Professor, Food Systems; application deadline 8 November 2013

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Reference: JOB36682
Application deadline: CLOSED

Assistant Professor of Food Systems and Value-Added Agricultural Networks
Position # 13-07

The Community and Regional Development (CRD) program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Food Systems and Value-Added Agricultural Networks. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extra-mural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Candidates should have expertise in value-chain analysis, network analysis, values-based supply chains, and/or commodity chain/systems analysis. Topics of study could include the development of low-income regions through agro-industry, the formation and expansion of agricultural value-added chains, regional agricultural identity creation, entrepreneurship (including in the social and ecological fields), and the role of universities in the creation and support of regional food production clusters. Research taking an integrative approach across time, space and/or regions is particularly welcome. Additionally, research that considers social equity and environmental sustainability in a regional context or value chain is of great interest. . This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university.

We welcome candidates from a variety of disciplines including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at Required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of at least four referees who have agreed to write letters on your behalf. Applications received by November 8, 2013, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in July 2014 (depending on candidate’s availability). The search will remain open until the position is filled. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information please contact Luis Guarnizo, Search Committee Chair at