Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Senior Consultant - Agralytica

Agralytica, a research and consulting company in Alexandria, VA offering services to the agricultural and food sectors, is seeking a senior consultant.  The senior consultant will play a key role in business development and project management.  There is a special focus on crop insurance product development and evaluation, although consulting assignments frequently cover a range of other agriculture and food issues.

The post will interest applicants with wide experience of consulting in the agriculture sector and with qualifications in agriculture, economics, marketing, or business.  The applicant should be adaptable and capable of supporting the range of agricultural sector assignments expected when working in a successful and highly regarded consulting company.

The position is open to mid-career candidates seeking greater project and business responsibility.  All applicants MUST have knowledge and understanding of the agricultural and food sectors.  The benefits package depends on the experience of the candidate.

To apply, please contact Salli Diakova by email (sdiakova@agralytica.com) with the subject line “Senior consultant post”.  Include in the e-mail or in an attached file a résumé and a letter indicating why you are interested in the post and why you feel you are a suitable candidate.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Research, Policy & Outreach Intern - Center for Food Safety (Honolulu, HI)

POSITION: Research, Policy & Outreach Intern
LOCATION: Honolulu, HI
STATUS: Full-time paid internship (one year commitment preferred) with Benefits
START DATE: May 2014
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997 to challenge harmful food production technologies and promote sustainable alternatives. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach. 
For over a decade, Center for Food Safety has been working alongside grassroots community groups, activists, and environmental and consumer organizations to create a vibrant food movement to oppose the biotechnology industry’s efforts in Hawaii, and strengthen alternatives to industrial agriculture.
For more information about CFS’s work, please visit www.centerforfoodsafety.org.
CFS currently seeks a Research, Policy & Administrative Intern to join the newly formed Honolulu office. During the upcoming year, CFS’s work in Hawaii will focus on legal action, policy education, and grassroots coordination.  The intern will be supervised by the Hawaii Program Director and will work closely with the Community Organizing and Outreach Coordinator to assist with legislative and grassroots campaigns. The intern should have a background in research, familiarity with food sustainability issues in Hawaii, and be comfortable taking on multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Along with research and policy projects, the intern will also assist with general office administrative duties.
-Provide program support for ongoing campaigns
-Research policy, legislative and regulatory issues
-Write and disseminate research reports
-Outreach to and communicate with constituents and supporters
-Manage incoming calls and correspondence on a daily basis
-Provide general administrative support
-Bachelor’s Degree
-Strong interest in sustainable agriculture and food, and knowledge about Hawaii’s food system
-Excellent interpersonal, research and writing skills
-Humble and confident approach to working with diverse communities
-Organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment
-Self-motivated and able to work well independently
-Familiarity with collecting, analyzing, and summarizing reliable research
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and contact information for references to Ashley Lukens at alukens@centerforfoodsafety.org
Applications due: April 30, 2014
CFS is an equal opportunity employer.
Ashley Lukens, PhD
Program Director, Hawaii Center for Food Safety
677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1100

Food Hub and Food Access Coordinator - New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Massachusetts)

World PEAS Food Hub and Food Access Coordinator
Organize planning and logistics for operation of multi-farmer Food Hub, including a 450-share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, providing fresh, locally-grown produce to customers around the Merrimack Valley and Boston area. Plan multiple strategies and provide logistical operations for providing over $30K of produce to low-income residents around the Boston area. 
Coordinate New Entry’s World PEAS Food Hub
• Work with Program and Finance Coordinator to continuously monitor progress in reaching goals of World PEAS Food Hub sustainability plan and document outcomes
• Assist farmers in developing individual farmer production schedules
• Develop and conduct outreach and education programs to reach potential individual customers and institutional markets.
• Manage shareholder communications and customer service
• Produce content for weekly CSA newsletters
• Develop and conduct outreach to connect with potential volunteers
• Manage CSA share-packer helpers and community volunteers
• Manage customer sales receipts and payments to farmers
• Develop system for produce quality assessment, documentation, and feedback to farmers
• Provide technical assistance to farmers in production and post harvest practices yielding optimal produce quality
• Manage CSA Delivery Driver personnel (2)
• Provide backup delivery driver support in the event that Delivery Drivers are not available
• Determine equipment needs; make purchases; maintain vehicles
Coordinate New Entry’s Low-Income Food Access Program
•        Establish partnerships with individuals and organizations in low-income communities around the region to grow New Entry’s food access programs
• Manage operational logistics for produce delivered to low-income communities
Perform other related duties as required
• This position has supervisory responsibility.
• Bachelor’s Degree required, 5 years of experience overseeing CSA operations may substitute for degree. Master’s Degree preferred.  Prior experience in supervising/ managing a produce operation or agricultural business is essential. Agricultural training and experience in multiple aspects of farming is a plus.
• Experience in building relationships and educating consumers
• Community organizing and cross-cultural experience helpful; prepared to build relationships with beginning, immigrant and refugee farmer participants.
• Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience required.
• Highly organized and attention to detail.
• Strong leadership skills.
• Self-motivated and directed; works well within a rapidly-changing environment.
• Effective communications, interpersonal skills, and strong writing ability.
• Clean driving record 
• Working knowledge of computer software (MS Office, social media, Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database)
• Access to reliable private transportation necessary.
• Flexible schedule needed, including evenings and weekends.
• Valid driver’s license and a clean Motor Vehicle Record; commercial Drivers license is preferred.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

Part-Time Paid Internship - Food Tank (Chicago, IL)

Duration: Part-time (20 hours/week)
Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Based in Chicago.
Position Summary: This internship with Food Tank is a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy. The intern will work closely with Food Tank staff on the following: writing articles for major blogs, newspapers, websites, and magazines, researching and developing content for projects and the Food Tank website; research and fact-checking; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help to promote the ongoing mission of Food Tank.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
  • Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
  • Strong attention to detail as well as creativity.
  • A strong work ethic combined with flexibility to adjust as priorities change.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Danielle Nierenberg atdanielle@foodtank.com with “Food Tank Paid Internship” in the subject line. Please do not call regarding the position. The recruitment process is open until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. This position is paid $10/hour.

Technical Advisor for Food Security and Agriculture - International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the leading providers of high quality programming for refugees resettling to the United States.  The mission of the IRC’s US Programs (USP) Department is to create opportunities for refugees to survive and thrive in America.  The IRC’s USP Department currently provides services in 22 U.S. cities and through the IRC’s Resettlement Support Center (RSC) in East Asia. The USP portfolio is built around six core program sectors: resettlement, economic empowerment, access and legal rights, education and learning, health and wellness and community integration and development. With over 600 staff and 3,500 volunteers in the US Programs department, IRC serves over 30,000 refugees and immigrants in the US each year, among them 8,750 newly resettled refugees.

The IRC’s New Roots program is currently active in 22 sites with its nutrition education program, and has gardening, farming or food marketing initiatives in 10 cities. Projects in these sites include nutrition education, community gardens, urban farming, local and regional farmers and agricultural employment.


The Technical Advisor for Food Security and Agriculture (FS&A) provides technical support to initiatives that bolster food security, promote healthy food choices and develop agriculture livelihoods for refugees and like communities across IRC sites in 22 US cities.  The Technical Advisor is responsible for helping USP field offices identify opportunities and build and monitor sustainable, quality food security and agriculture programs.  The Technical Advisor is part of the National Programs Unit which supports program quality, development and evaluation for IRC’s US Programs.  S/he will ensure that USP develops sustainable program models, and help the IRC increase the scope of its New Roots programs.

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Support

- Provide remote and on-site technical support and assistance in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of New Roots FS&A programming and projects.
-  Develop and adapt tools, policy and curriculum to support standard delivery of New Roots programming.
-  Train USP staff and partners to implement and monitor New Roots program components effectively.
-  Monitor and report to IRC senior management on the successes and challenges of New Roots implementation.
-  Support and enrich the New Roots community of practice, a network of New Roots staff.
-  Support field offices in the recruitment and selection of new FS&A field staff.

Assessment & Evaluation

- Coordinate tracking, compilation and analysis of key program indicators and outcomes.
- Adapt and develop evidence-based tools for conducting local foodscape assessments and for FS&A program evaluation.
- Work closely with colleagues in Research, Evaluation and Learning unit and external research partners to develop and implement program evaluation tools and projects.
- Contribute new evidence, ideas and analysis to promote impact and cost-effectiveness in the  New Roots program model.
- Share and learn best practices gathered within FS&A and throughout the Technical Units to support robust evidence-based programming within IRC.

Business Development and Representation

- Advise efforts to attract funding and develop business for IRC’s New Roots FS&A programming.
- Contribute to or lead the development of concept notes and proposals for the provision of direct technical support projects.
- Provide technical review of FS&A proposals prepared by field offices.
- Build partnerships and cultivate donor relationships that attract funding and other resources to New Roots.
- Represent New Roots across the organization, serving as a resource to IRC staff seeking information about program activities, including external relations and advocacy departments.
- Respond to field queries regarding program activities.


- Masters/post-graduate degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Public Health or related fields required;
- Minimum of five years of experience in a non-profit or social services agency, with increasing levels of responsibility), or a private enterprise with relevant skill set;
- Demonstrated experience in food security, urban farming, agricultural extension and policy, or community health programming.
- Demonstrated expertise in program design, monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action.
- Demonstrated commitment to renewing and maintaining currency with best practices
- Excellent communication, teambuilding and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to think strategically and creatively.
- Strong organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines, and proven ability to work under pressure.
- Experience working with and understanding cultural sensitivities.
- Ability to travel 25-40% required.

Supervisory Technical Information Specialist - USDA ARS (Beltsville, MD)

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Job Title:Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Agricultural Research Service
Job Announcement Number:DEU-14-ALR-1014914


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Monday, April 14, 2014 to Monday, April 28, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Beltsville, MD View Map


United States Citizens


Not Applicable




Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is the nation's primary resource for agricultural information and is one of four national libraries of the United States. NAL also serves as the library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The position is located in the Information and Customer Services Branch, Information Products Division, National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland.
The incumbent serves as the Program Leader for the Nutrition and Food Safety Program and in that role is responsible for policy making, planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of NAL's foremost specialized information centers in food, nutrition and food safety. As program leader, the incumbent also serves as coordinator of both the Food and Nutrition and Food Safety Information Centers.
Who May Apply: All US Citizens
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-3 times per year


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service


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The incumbent will:
  • Identify and translate strategic issues, concerns, trends and policies into effective information programs and partnerships.
  • Direct and oversee the development and management of the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) and Food Safety Information Center (FSIC) programs across the full range of subject areas associated with food, nutrition and food safety.
  • Coordinate the implementation of advanced IT solutions to optimize the provision of specialized Web-based information programs, products and services.
  • Implement strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing products and services.
  • Develop planning strategies consistent with the principles of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and Customer Services Standards.
  • Supervise and manage a staff of information professionals as they develop science-based information programs, services, products and collections critical to the food and nutrition and food safety communities.


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In order to be considered you must meet the basic requirements for the GS-1412 Technical Information Specialist series via one of the options below. 
Education: At least a bachelor's degree in food science, food safety or human nutrition.NOTE:  You must include a copy of your transcripts.
EXPERIENCE:   Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of food science, food safety or human nutrition; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter fields above. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.
Combination of Education and Experience:  A combination of education and experience as described above. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours may be used to qualify. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. To determine qualifying experience the experience and undergraduate education will be determined as percentages. The two percentages added together must equal at least 100 percent.  NOTE:  You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience (40 hours a week for 52 weeks) equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that included:
  • Creating and implementing new training and information programs, products and services critical to the researcher, practitioner, and consumer community;
  • Explaining human nutrition or food safety services and activities through Web-based communications, formal presentations, etc.;
  • Reviewing human nutrition or food safety information programs, services, products and collections;
  • Implementing advanced IT solutions to optimize the provision of specialized Web-based information programs, products and services; and
  • Developing and applying metrics to continually measure the quality and value of information offerings.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made. Selections are typically made within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

USDA NAL Nutrition and Food Safety Information - Washington, D.C.

From the Community Foods Listserv:

A position at the USDA's National Agricultural Library's Nutrition and Food Safety Program has officially been posted here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359659600

Please feel free to forward to your networks as you feel appropriate.

USDA’s National Agricultural Library is actively recruiting a dynamic leader at the GS-13 level for the Nutrition and Food Safety Program.  We are seeking an individual with vision to develop innovative information services for consumers, educators, policy makers, researchers and practitioners. Highly qualified candidates will have a strong network of contacts in the field; a track record in developing partnership opportunities; and the business acumen to manage a diverse $2 million program. 

The job announcement (DEU-14-ALR-1014914) is now posted on USAJobs.gov and will close on April 28. That short posting time reflects the government's effort to hire talented people quickly. 

Please feel free to share this message among your contacts. We strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Attorney Advisor, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

The Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) conducts rulemaking and adjudicatory hearings and issues initial decisions for the Department of Agriculture under nearly fifty different statutes.


As a Attorney Advisor, you will be responsible for the following:

The incumbent serves as the Editor of Agricultural Decisions and oversees dissemination of OALJ decisions on the USDA Website.
As an advisor, the incumbent deals directly with ALJ's, other personnel within OALJ, the Judicial Officer, Office of General Counsel, USDA programs officials, litigants and/or their attorneys, other Federal agencies to collect data needed to accomplish work, provide authoritative legal advice and assistance to decision makers, brief officials on complex cases or proposed action, explain legal analyses or program changes, or present OALJ views in hearings, meetings, etc.
The incumbent conducts extensive legal research, construes and applies court decisions, statutes, Executive Orders, opinions of the Attorney General, and Comptroller General, regulations and other legal authorities in the solution of legal problems. The incumbent reviews legislative history of pertinent statutes and relevant Congressional testimony and may draft language to be included in OALJ decisions.


Successful completion a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the America Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD) (Law School transcript required); AND
currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

For full details on this position click here.

Sustainable Agriculture Professor, The Berry Farming & Ecological Agrarianism Program, St. Catherine College

St. Catharine College is hiring a Sustainable Agriculture Professor For The Berry Farming and 
Ecological Agrarianism Program. 

The Berry Farming and Ecological Agrarianism Program at St. Catharine College is founded on the lifework of writer, farmer, and activist, Wendell Berry. The program provides two interdisciplinary sustainable agriculture Bachelor's degrees and seeks a faculty member to develop the curriculum's agroecology and food systems components. The Department of Earth Studies invites applications for an 11-month teaching, research, and advising appointment from terminally-degreed candidates with specializations in organic and sustainable agriculture. Research areas may include but are not limited to agroecology, plant and soil science, horticulture, agronomy, and food systems development. Applicants should be committed to the agrarian principles expounded in Wendell Berry's work.

Candidates should also be prepared to (1) assist the program director in designing field components for a campus farm; (2) implement courses in agroecology, plant and soil science, and food systems; (3) assist in the development of program goals; (4) advise students and contribute to recruitment efforts; and (5) work with the partnering organization, The Berry Center, to engage research activities that support mid-size and small-scale farm operations.

The selected candidate will teach a range of courses including but not limited to: organic crop production, soil ecology, livestock husbandry, and whole farms design. As available and as needed, the selected candidate will also teach botany, ecology, and environmental science courses.

Download a printable description of the job here.

To apply, submit a cover letter, current CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to:

St. Catharine College
Vice President for Academic Affairs
2735 Bardstown Road
St. Catharine, KY 40061
Attn: Sustainable Agriculture Faculty Position
Electronic submissions (MS Word and/or PDF) may be emailed to ctucker@sccky.edu. Please include subject line: Sustainable Agriculture Faculty Position
Click here to apply online through higheredjobs.com.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Policy Specialist, The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is Hiring!

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that

advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural

resources, and rural communities. NSAC is currently seeking a Policy Specialist for family farm and

sustainability issues, with specific reference to farm programs, crop insurance, livestock market competition

issues, and federal agricultural research and extension policy. This position is located at NSAC’s DC office

on Capitol Hill. The Policy Specialist, one of five Policy Specialists at NSAC, reports directly to NSAC’s

Policy Director.

Position Description

NSAC’s Policy Specialist will help to:

• Develop and implement policies and strategies focused on farm opportunities and fair competition,

especially as these relate to increasing access to crop insurance for sustainable and organic farmers,

promoting sensible commodity and crop insurance subsidy reform, reforming crop and revenue

insurance to promote conservation, ensuring fair and competitive markets, and generally supporting

thriving family farms through these and other related policy areas

• Support sustainable food and agricultural system research by working on policy and funding for one

or more USDA research programs, working closely with NSAC’s lead Policy Specialist on research

and extension issues

• Advocate before the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies, including especially the U.S

Department of Agriculture

• Staff and help lead and manage NSAC’s Farming Opportunities and Fair Competition Committee

• Help manage and provide back-up support for NSAC’s Research, Education and Extension


• Draft documents, including legislative language, policy papers, testimony, advocacy materials,

rulemaking comments, press releases, blog posts, etc. on related policy issues

• Contribute to the organization’s annual planning and priority setting, budgeting, and fundraising

• Participate in the planning and execution of coalition-wide meetings

• Assist our grassroots team with grassroots and grasstops outreach related to this particular set of


• Cultivate partnerships with other organizations working in the policy arena and represent NSAC at

various coalitions and collaborations in DC

• Represent NSAC at events and to the media
  See full job description here.




Thursday, April 10, 2014

National Organic Program

Job Announcement: Accreditation Managers
The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is currently recruiting for Agricultural Marketing Specialists to work in the National Organic Program. The incumbents in this position serve as Accreditation Managers in the NOP's Accreditation and International Activities (AIA) Division, which is responsible for auditing and overseeing the work of third party organic certification organizations.  Positions are based in Washington D.C. and are at the GS-12/13 level. 

Application deadline:  April 18, 2014

About the Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) facilitates the competitive and efficient marketing of agricultural products. Through its National Organic Program, AMS facilitates trade and ensures the integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.

Associate/Full Professor, Texas Tech University Nutritional Sciences Program

Texas Tech University

Nutritional Sciences Program

Associate / Full Professor 

Faculty Position

Application Due: April 1, 2014 (or until filled)

Type: Nine month, tenured or tenure-track position

Position Availability: June 1, 2014 (negotiable)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track academic appointment. It is expected that an additional 3 months of summer support can be realized through extramural funding or teaching.


This is a unique opportunity to join an expanding cluster of researchers in the field of food safety and food security and offers several infrastructure and collaborative resources within the department and College of Human Sciences:

· The Nutritional Sciences program in COHS has several faculty with strong basic and community research programs focusing on obesity and co-morbid condition, nutritional biochemistry, adipocyte biology, and community-level interventions. 

· A strong undergraduate Nutrition program with a Dietetic Program and Dietetic Internship Program that are accredited through the American Dietetic Association. 

· The Center for The Study of Addiction and Recovery is a well-established center with a nationally recognized and successful program addressing alcohol, drug abuse, and eating disorders.

· The Texas Tech University Health Science Center houses programs in nursing, cancer research, and rural studies.

· Opportunities for partnerships with schools, AgriLife Extension and other community partners interested in food security.

Texas Tech University:

Over 30,000 students attend Texas Tech University on its 1,839 acre campus in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University is a public, comprehensive research university committed to the creation, advancement, dissemination and preservation of knowledge. Texas Tech is a member of the Big 12 Conference and it has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since its inception in 1923.

Position Description:

Texas Tech University and The College of Human Sciences are offering a unique opportunity for faculty hire with expertise in Food security/safety with emphasis on Childhood food security, behavioral research at community, national, and international levels. The goal of the university is to achieve leadership in interdisciplinary research and integrated programs addressing state, national, and global levels of public health challenges such as food insecurity and food safety. This position is created to complement existing expertise in food safety, child development, and food security and to enhance the university and college research priorities in the cross-cutting arena of food security/safety, Nutrition and Health. We are seeking outstanding candidates with recognized and established expertise in International health issues and/or behavioral research. This is a 9-month tenure/ tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate / Full Professor. 


The successful applicant will be a faculty member in the college of Human Sciences and will be a member of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) partnership and a member of the Food Security Cluster within ICFIE (for more information see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/foodsafety/research.php).  

Responsibilities will include developing and maintaining a high impact scholarly research program with a focus in food security/safety with a specific emphasis on serving populations in developing countries. Preference will be given to individuals with previous success in the areas of food security as it affects the health of children at the global level with a well-established relationship with international agencies (government, industry, USAID or FAS). The successful applicant must document the ability to function as a successful researcher, develop independently funded initiative projects, and to interact with industry leaders on a commercial level. Service to the department, college, university, and professional societies is expected. Undergraduate and graduate teaching in the candidate’s area of expertise is required. The successful candidate will be expected to interact and collaborate with faculty in the Food Security Cluster. Contribute to developing a strong interdisciplinary food security/safety security research program at community, national and international levels. Be able to work in multidisciplinary teams utilizing cutting edge tools in research involving human nutrition, behavioral approaches and clinical trials to address health issues. Engage in outreach activities related to their research program and perform service to the department, college, university and the profession.
Minimum Qualifications 

Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition, public health, or related biological area, with a focus on behavior modification and agricultural-based interventions in developing countries is desirable. Registered Dietitian credentials are preferred but not required. The candidate is expected to have a nationally established and recognized research program and demonstrate high potential to engage in externally funded collaborative research projects across the college and university, with local/regional, national, and International partners. Candidate must have demonstrated center level leadership and ability to work collaboratively to develop new food security/safety-related initiatives. Behavioral and lifestyle interventions relevant to the sustainable prevention of food insecurity will be desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are expected.

Application: Apply at https://jobs.texastech.edu apply under requisition number -----. Create an account in order to submit your application. Include a letter of application (articulating the qualifications for the position, including research, teaching, and industry experience), curriculum vita, copy of transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon appointment), and the contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) of three references.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Contact the search committee chair with questions:

Dr. Mary Murimi

Department of Nutrition Hospitality and Retailing

Texas Tech University

Box 41240;

Lubbock, TX 79409-1240

Fax: (806) 742-3068.

For more information about this position please visit our website at: www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/nhr/ns/

or contact Dr. Mary Murimi by email at (mary.murimi@ttu.edu) or by telephone at (806) 742-3068.