Position: Sustainability and Diverse Indigenous Food Systems
Rank: Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor
Description: The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or early associate professor level, commencing autumn semester 2015. We are seeking an anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on the sustainability of indigenous/traditional food systems and who has experience leading/working in interdisciplinary research teams that employ a mixed methods (qualitative/quantitative) approach. The faculty member will initiate new transformative research projects with colleagues across campus and thus strengthen the university’s research on resilient and sustainable food security. Areas of research focus may include (but are not limited to): agroecology, the drivers/impacts of loss and/or maintenance of crop or wild plant/animal biodiversity, the impact of global market penetration on the sustainability of indigenous food systems and/or the effects of national/international policies on the subsistence strategies of indigenous/traditional populations. The faculty member may also consider the broad impacts of transitions from subsistence to market-oriented production on community livelihood strategies and well-being. The ideal candidate has an active, field-based research program working with populations who continue to rely upon traditional subsistence activities within and/or outside of the United States. The candidate’s interests will be in areas that are compatible with the Ohio State anthropology program’s empirical orientation and emphases on ecology, evolution, adaptation, diet, and health in past and living populations.
This position is a part of the first wave of hires for Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative (discovery.osu.edu), a tremendous investment that leverages the university’s expansive scholarly resources, creativity and shared commitment to make a global impact. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative transdisciplinary team of over 50 existing faculty and many external partners working toward Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security for Health.
Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of application. Evidence of productivity and excellence in research and teaching required. The candidate will have the ability to teach introductory sociocultural anthropology, sociocultural theory and ethnographic courses in their area of specialization.
Application Instructions: The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5275. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Barbara Piperata at Piperata.email@example.com. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.