Assistant Professor in Gastronomy

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
26 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Boston University Metropolitan College seeks to fill a full-time non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor and faculty program coordinator starting July 1, 2017, for the graduate program in Gastronomy ( The MLA in Gastronomy is a multidisciplinary program that encompasses the arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences, while providing opportunities for professional concentrations in business, communications, food policy, and the history of food and culture.

Responsibilities: Serve as the faculty coordinator for the program, teach and develop curriculum for the program’s graduate courses, serve on committees, assume departmental and college administrative responsibilities, and pursue scholarly activities. In addition to teaching, research and service to the college, program coordinator duties include recruiting, advising, and mentoring students and new faculty, as well as collaborating with other university departments to coordinate the liberal arts curriculum. The ideal candidate must have a record of effective graduate-level teaching and of scholarly work in the field of food studies. This is a full-time non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a 2-5 year renewable contract.

Required Skills

The successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in a humanities or social science discipline and be qualified to teach graduate courses in food studies. We welcome applications from candidates with professional and industry experience in addition to the terminal degree.

Application: Applicants should submit a cover letter stating career objectives, suitability for the position, research goals, and approach to teaching, as well as a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, preferably via email. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Send applications to:         

Ms. Courtney Thraen, Assistant Program Coordinator

Boston University Metropolitan College

808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 230

Boston, MA 02215

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston , Massachusetts, United States

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