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Assistant Professor, Local Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto,
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level in Local Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture to
start July 1, 2007. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant
field by the time of appointment or have equivalent academic or
professional experience.

Local Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture refers to a wide range
of initiatives such as urban agriculture and food systems, organic
agriculture, alternative food businesses, food security, food
democracy, and environmental justice movements. The area draws from
fields such as environmental studies, food and agriculture studies,
community economic development, social movements, ecological economics,
and green business.

We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated and potential research
and publication record who will provide leadership in expanding
research and collaborative community action on food systems and
agricultural alternatives. The candidate must be able to contribute to
teaching, advising, and research in both the undergraduate and graduate
programs, including the supervision of doctoral research. Experience in
developing local food alternatives or contributing to innovative food
policy is an asset.

FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad
definition of "environmental studies" including natural, built, social
and organizational environments and that welcomes diverse perspectives
and approaches. More information about the Faculty of Environmental
Studies is available at http://www.yorku.ca/fes.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative
Action Program can be found on York's website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs
or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at
416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given
priority. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary
approval.

A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a
statement of research and teaching interests and three references
(email address and telephone number) should be sent to the address
below by January 8, 2007.

Local Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Search Committee
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Room 126 HNES
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5679
[email protected]