ACEDC member Middlebury College Seeks Sustainable Agriculture Prof to Lead New Program in Food Studies

Midd College

Middlebury College seeks a scientist working in Sustainable Agriculture to spearhead the development of a Food Studies program that incorporates both curricular and co-curricular components.  

This is a full-time, 11-month position.  Hiring will be at the full professor rank.  We seek a leader in sustainable agriculture and food studies who will contribute to the establishment of a Food Studies curriculum that addresses food systems at local, regional, and global scales, to create a program that integrates the study of food systems-in and out of the classroom, on the Middlebury campus and beyond-with the further development of a sustainable, local system of food production and procurement at the College.

The successful candidate will teach courses on the science of sustainable agriculture, and must be eager to engage the unique learning opportunities available at a liberal arts college. Areas of focus of teaching and/or research may include (but are not limited to): agroecology, soil science, biotechnology and food, food production and nutrition, landscape-level processes in agricultural ecosystems, sustainable food systems, sustainable agricultural practices (organic agriculture, integrated pest management), and agricultural adaptations to global change.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, please submit a letter of application addressed to Andi Lloyd, Chair of the Food Studies Search Committee, along with a C.V., a statement of teaching and research interests that addresses opportunities for undergraduate involvement in research, and three letters of recommendation.

More information on the position can be found at  

Questions about the position can be directed to Andi Lloyd, Chair of the Search Committee, at