Assistant or Associate Professor – Agro-ecology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Job description

The Falk School of Sustainability seeks candidates for professor (open rank) with training in agro-ecological systems to contribute to the curriculum and vitality of the graduate and undergraduate programs, including Food Studies and Sustainability. The position requires vision and initiative and a desire to join our vibrant multidisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners and activists. The assistant/associate professor of agro-ecology will be responsible for teaching applied agricultural and natural science courses, including agro-ecology; but candidates in any field from the social to the natural sciences who meet these requirements are welcome. Relevant fields include but are not limited to: sustainable agriculture, agro-biodiversity, agro-ecology, history, rural sociology, anthropology, and biology.
  • Experience teaching agro-ecology and using applied methods in multiple settings.
  • Support an academic agenda focused on applied and community-based projects.
  • Classroom and field experience teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in agro-ecology fields.
  • Experience with student and community-focused research.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meet the normal research, teaching, service, and advising expectations of Chatham faculty.
  • Teach courses in Agro-ecology (FST 520. FST 420) and related sub-areas, developing or enhancing the sustainable agriculture curriculum. Handle advising for students in any program in the Falk School.
  • Assist graduate students and other faculty with integrating Eden Hall projects into course structure and working with students on urban, rural, and regional food systems projects and research.

How to apply

Apply online. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women's leadership and the environment. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected for The Princeton Review's Green College Guide listing four years in a row, named in the top 20 of Sierra Magazine's list of "Cool Schools" and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."