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The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T is seeking qualified candidates for its Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Urban Food Systems Endowed Professorship. Recipient of the BCBS Urban Food Systems Endowed Professorship will be selected on the basis of a distinguished and sustained record in teaching, scholarship, externally funded research, and outreach/Extension within the nexus of local/urban food systems, nutrition and health. The BCBS Urban Food Systems Endowed Professor is available at the rank of associate or full professor
The BCBS Urban Food Systems Endowed Professor will provide leadership in the areas of teaching, collaborative research and outreach/extension in the in the nexus of local/Urban food systems, nutrition and health. The greatest emphasis is placed on developing a self-sustaining program of extramurally-funded research that benefits the underserved communities affected by food insecurity in North Carolina. The endowed Professor will lead the effort to establish an intellectual foundation of dynamically co-evolving natural and social environment by combining the academic scrutiny and tailored engagement of stakeholders and sectors that affect or are effected by the food systems. This will require developing sustainable and equitable approaches for access to nutritious foods, promotion of healthy eating and the use of food/food components for the prevention of chronic diseases. The endowed Professor is also expected to support the training and professional development of students in the food nutritional sciences disciplines, including engaging students in research and outreach activities related to sustainable local food systems, nutrition and wellness.
As the lead researcher in the local/urban food systems and related community nutrition and disease prevention, the BCBS Urban Food Systems Endowed Professor will represent the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the University in the community and professional organizations and be accountable for sustained research productivity with impact on the health and wellness of underserved communities. Accountability will also include an annual report to the BCBS due in early September each year.
Applicants for the BCBS Urban Food Systems Endowed Professorship must include the following attachments to the online application: 1. A cover letter outlining interest and fit for the BCBS Endowed Professorship. 2. An updated CV 3. A vision statement for the endowed Professorship along with an action plan for research and outreach/Extension, with specific stretch initiatives and targets. – attach as a Statement of Leadership and Management Philosophy document 4. Highlights of research accomplishments during the last 5 years (Publications, funded research, IP, Citations, etc.) and their significance – attach as Research Statement 5. Summary of the candidate's track record in teaching/mentoring and service/extension during the last 5 years and notable impacts- attach as Other document
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The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has a rich history of innovation and application of cutting edge technology. The college’s four academic departments are the Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, the Department of Animal Sciences, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design. Within these departments, students are offered a myriad of opportunities for classroom learning, research, and fieldwork. In addition, the college’s research and experiential learning are strengthened by non -academic units including the University Farm and the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Through its Agricultural Research Progam and its Cooperative Extension Program, CAES conducts research on issues of importance to North Carolina and provides research-based outreach training to citizens across the state and around the world.
Internal job number: 001520
Ph.D. in Nutrition, Food Science or related discipline eligible for tenure at the rank of associate or full professor at North Carolina A&T State University; a sustained record in extramurally-funded research; publications in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated evidence of developing partnerships with stakeholders; and evidence of teaching excellence in areas of local/urban food systems, nutrition, health, and prevention of diseases. Evidence of student advising/mentoring and impactful community/Extension outreach and service related to local/urban food systems, nutrition, health, and prevention of diseases are also required.
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.
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North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!