Dear all,

Please see below the WVU Center for Resilient Communities is currently searching for a new Research Assistant Professor. Feel free to reach out with any questions. - Bradley

"Assistant Professor of Geography with a focus on the right to food, food justice, and/or food sovereignty in the Appalachian region beginning as soon as possible...."<*3A00&tzname=America*2FNew_York__;JSU!!HXCxUKc!meFqCvAKgvYQOUPxXxhsgiwr1dpBi2Tv211In2Lv4NSoGWHI2nK5jHZAovDcjUg$>

Research Assistant Professor - Center for Resilient Communities - Department of Geology & Geography- 17761


The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor of Geography with a focus on the right to food, food justice, and/or food sovereignty in the Appalachian region beginning as soon as possible.

This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion, though promotion is not required for continued career stability. Research Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. Research faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in research and make significant contributions to community outreach and education.

The position will support the WVU Center for Resilient Communities which is based in the Department of Geography and Geology. The WVU Center for Resilient Communities is an action research and education center established in the Fall of 2019 to advance social, economic and environmental justice in West Virginia. The Research Assistant Professor position would contribute to leading the CRCs long-term community-based action research program on food system transformation by authoring peer-reviewed publications and reports, generating external funding, and contributing to experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Geography or related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience conducting community-based research with partner organizations; will show evidence of the ability to publish peer-reviewed research articles; the ability to lead community-based action research projects; and the ability to propose an active independent research program supported by extramural funding focused on food policy and food systems change and its implication in the Appalachian region. Candidates with experience supervising undergraduate students in experiential learning projects are also welcome to apply.

To apply, upload a single PDF file with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research philosophy, and a description of your potential to further our progress in advancing social justice and building a diverse and inclusive academic community. Also, please arrange to have three reference letters sent to Dr. Bradley Wilson at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. The screening process will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website<;!!HXCxUKc!meFqCvAKgvYQOUPxXxhsgiwr1dpBi2Tv211In2Lv4NSoGWHI2nK5jHZA5zjcnRc$> or contact the chair of the search committee Dr. Bradley Wilson - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and was the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Dr. Bradley Wilson
Associate Professor of Geography
Director, Center for Resilient Communities
West Virginia University
Brooks Hall 345
98 Beechurst Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26506-6300

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