Indiana University is hiring for a food systems tenure track position in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Below is a position summary (you can visit to learn more).  Please share widely. 


Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Sustainable Food Systems

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University seeks applicants from public policy and affairs, governance, or other social sciences with a demonstrated expertise in food systems dynamics for an Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. The applicant’s research should address the coupled nature of food systems and sustainability. We are particularly interested in candidates studying food systems within a U.S. context. We are also interested in candidates who work across disciplines with a record of interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-supported research program. Candidates may be appointed at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

This position is partially funded by Indiana University Bloomington’s Emerging Areas of Research initiative (, which underwrites the Sustainable Food Systems Science (SFSS) program. The SFSS team seeks to understand sustainable food system development by studying the leverage points used to build more resilient and sustainable food systems. The candidate will contribute to the O’Neill School’s developing food systems research/curriculum and engage with the SFSS program scholars to bolster IU’s capacity and contribution the field.

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States with 34,000 alumni around the world. In the 2019 “Best Graduate Public Affairs programs” reported by U.S. News & World Report, the O’Neill School’s Master of Public Affairs program ranked #1 for the fourth straight year. Five of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings.

We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to O’Neill School’s programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.

The successful applicant is expected to start August 1, 2020, and to have completed the Ph.D. by that date.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019. Feel free to reach out with questions.






James Farmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Indiana University- Bloomington


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