Anthropology of Food Position at Oregon State University

The School of Language, Culture and Society
(Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures, & Women Studies)
Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor-Global/ Local Food Crisis


APPOINTMENT:            1.0 FTE, 9-month, tenure track

The School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for an advanced assistant or associate professor whose research specialization includes an aspect of the global/ local food crisis as it impacts the poor, indigenous peoples, communities of color, and women at home or abroad. The position is a 1.0 FTE, 9-month appointment.  Beginning salary is competitive, and the benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance and retirement. The successful applicant may choose to have her/his tenure line in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures, or Women Studies.


Teaching & Mentoring            40%
Research & Scholarship          40%
Service                                        20%

Typical teaching load across three quarters is 4-5 courses, including introductory as well as upper division and graduate level courses. Specifically, this faculty member will also be responsible for developing courses having to do with the food crisis and/ or food insecurity within a social justice framework, with special attention to intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, nation, and poverty.

The faculty member is expected to maintain interdisciplinary scholarly activities in her/his area of expertise, including presentations at regional/national/international conferences and publication of peer-reviewed articles and books.

In addition to serving the School, College, and University on regularly constituted committees, service expectations include particular involvement with communities of color on campus in order to address the needs of a growing population of students of color and to create a positive impact on the culture of the campus for people of color.



1.             Ph.D., discipline open;
2.             Demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in food crisis/food insecurity within a social justice framework and with specific attention to intersections with gender, race, nation, and poverty;
3.             Record of scholarly publications and presentations commensurate with expectations for an advanced assistant or associate professor at OSU;
4.             Demonstrated record of working with racial/ethnic minority students and faculty;
5.             Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity;
6.             Ability to supervise graduate student research and to work with other faculty and students on interdisciplinary/collaborative projects;
7.             Evidence of potential to secure external funding for research.

Application deadline: December 1, 2010

Posted by Rachel Black

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