Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA has posted a job listing for a faculty member to teach food justice and food policy. For more information, review the description below and visit the original posting here. Review of applications begins on October 24, 2016.
Food Justice/Food Policy Faculty Call
This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2017/18 academic year.
The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained social scientist or historian with expertise in sustainable food systems, food policy, and food justice. Applicants must be able to teach topics related to food sovereignty and food security through the lens of food/agricultural policy, economics and history, including within regular repeating programs such asEcological Agriculture and Food, Health & Sustainability. In addition, the successful candidate must have experience in community food advocacy at the local, regional and/or global level, and experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.
Faculty at Evergreen are expected to teach undergraduates at all levels. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to developing interdisciplinary curricula with faculty colleagues and in helping undergraduates develop the capacity to link theory to practice in and out of the classroom. Evergreen’s curricular structure facilitates project-based undergraduate research, as well as internships with public and private organizations, including local and state agencies and tribes. The preferred candidate would have experience in pursuing innovative teaching practices, including experience supporting project-based undergraduate research and a desire to support and develop internship opportunities in collaboration with the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action.
- Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) plus practical experience working with community food advocacy or a Master’s degree plus a minimum of five (5) years of community-based experience with issues of food justice, food policy or related fields;
- Ability to teach topics related to food sovereignty and food security through the lens of food/agricultural policy and economics;
- Ability to teach food and agriculture policy in a historical context, including within regular repeating programs like Ecological Agriculture;
- College level teaching experience;
- Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels;
- Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations;
- Strong interest in contributing to a curriculum that emphasizes connecting theory to practice.
- Desire to continue community food advocacy work with undergraduate students;
- Experience teaching more than one discipline;
- Experience pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies;
- Ability to support students’ development of writing and quantitative reasoning skills;
- Experience dealing with the barriers and challenges of developing a functional, locally focused food system.
Review of complete applications begins October 24, 2016. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.