Campus Location Durham

Department UNH COLSA Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems (UBANFS)

Summary of Position We seek applicants with lived experiences and/or professional service informed by
worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability and who are committed to work in and foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment at UNH.

The successful candidate will conduct research in the broad area of protected agricultural systems design, specifically those committed to developing and optimizing protected plant production to address the environmental, biotic, and market challenges faced by our region's food producers. The successful candidate will take a systems design approach to enhancing protected agriculture strategies (e.g. high tunnels, greenhouses, windbreaks, thermal reservoirs, pest exclusion enclosures, etc.). Such systems are often highly technical in their implementation and require adaptive fine- tuning and optimization to enhance their practical value. Expertise in the areas of biosystems engineering, alternative agricultural energy systems, controlled environments, architecture and building science, nutrient and energy control systems, decision support systems, and/or distributed sensor networks is highly desirable.
Research should have direct, relevant, and beneficial impact on regional stakeholders producing a wide variety of horticultural crops.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a high-impact, externally funded research program; recruit and train graduate students; and develop and teach vibrant, high-quality courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate education, including provision of directed research opportunities, is an area of distinction at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) that will be further strengthened with this position.

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems (ANFS) ( currently serves undergraduate majors through its Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, Animal Science, Nutrition, and Equine Studies programs, as well as graduate students and dietetic interns through a variety of departmental and college-wide programs. Current ANFS faculty research areas include agroecology, animal and plant production, plant breeding and applied genomics, plant pathology, dairy cattle nutrition, food systems analysis, nutritional epidemiology, human nutrition, and disease prevention. We are a vibrant, interdisciplinary department committed to engaging in cross-disciplinary research and teaching at the interface of our food system, human health, and the environment.

Application instructions and timeline: Candidates should upload the following documents by January 20, 2021: Cover letter, resume/CV, research statement, diversity statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2021.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to chair of the search committee, Dr. Becky Sideman (

Additional Job Information
Posting Number PF0426FY20

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications 1) Hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline; 2) Have a record of significant scholarly research
that aligns with the position description; 3) Demonstrate excellent potential in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; 4) Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; 5) Demonstrate strong potential to develop effective research collaborations with COLSA faculty, UNH Cooperative Extension, and other relevant stakeholders; and 6) Understand and appreciate the integrated teaching, research, and service components of our land-grant mission.

Additional Preferred Qualifications 1) Postdoctoral training; 2) teaching and/or advising experience at the undergraduate or
graduate level.

Salary Information Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical,
dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Faculty Information Tenure-Track
Type of Position Faculty

Posting Details

Posting Date 12/04/2020
Closing Date 01/20/2021