Anthropology of Food Position, Monmouth College

A job announcement in food anthropology!

Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois is creating an interdisciplinary emphasis in Food Security, through coordinated hiring across three disciplines. It is conducting tenure-track searches at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Individuals with a background in Anthropology, Biology, or Economics and a strong interest in issues related to the production, uses, and/or accessibility of food are invited to apply. An important element of the work of the Food Security faculty is an understanding of the special role that the American Heartland can play in the emerging global economy. The successful applicants will help create an innovative model for liberal arts education by fostering the integration of knowledge in service of the important issues facing our world. Monmouth’s curricular focus on integrated learning is reinforced by an innovative new academic building that was designed to foster interactions across disciplines. Candidates must show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including Monmouth’s Integrated Studies Curriculum. In addition, they will be committed to undergraduate teaching excellence, to teaching and research focused upon food security, scholarship, academic advising, and the College’s liberal arts mission.

The successful Anthropology candidate will possess expertise in the field of food studies (local and global food cultures, food and inequality, food networks). Potential courses to be taught include Introduction to Anthropology, Anthropology of Food/Food Cultures, an area Anthropology course, or other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2014. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, research statement, and three letters of recommendation by e-mail to: Dr. David Timmerman, Dean of the Faculty, Monmouth College at facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. The candidate’s teaching and research statements should give particular attention to working on Food Security with the other members of the triad as well as other Monmouth College faculty members who will join the effort. Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

More details on the job can be found here.

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