Assistant/Associate Professor and Coordinator for Food Systems, Education, and Policy

Tuskegee, AL
Oct 08, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Date: October 7, 2020 Posting End Date: December 7, 2020

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor and Coordinator for Food Systems, Education, and Policy


Status: Full Time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Assistant/Associate Professor and Coordinator will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
This position seeks a highly-qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Research/Extension Professor - Coordinator for Food Systems, Education, and Policy. The Coordinator will oversee all of the duties of providing direct assistance to County Agents and other staff in all of the counties within the service region of TUCEP for programming and related public policies in Food Systems and Food Safety, Agribusiness development, and Nutrition, Wellness, and Obesity Prevention. This position is essential to the alignment of all programs delivered in all 20+ counties served are aligned with accepted USDA outputs and outcomes, as well as other USDA designated regulations.

  • Participate in meetings and conferences at the local, state, national, and international levels as requested/approved by the Associate Dean for Extension and Dean CAENS
  • Provide leadership in planning, monitoring, and evaluation of Extension and related programs in Food Systems, Education and Policy
  • Assist in planning and execution to the Director of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and other nutrition and food education programs (i.e., SNAP Ed)
  • Provide information and support to faculty, resource specialists, and agents as relates to Food System, Education and Policy program development, implementation, and assessment
  • Develop Tuskegee University and State partnerships to provide more impact in Food Systems, Education and Policy
  • Provide facilitative leadership in evaluation of Extension program areas in Global Food Security, Food Systems and Food Safety, and Nutrition Well Being and Obesity Prevention
  • Provide technical assistance to CAENS and Cooperative Extension colleagues in program design, curriculum development, Extension publication/fact sheet generation, evaluation planning, and design; and data collection and analysis methods.
  • Assist in developing and providing various professional development experiences (i.e., New Extension professional orientation, core training, and in-service training) in Food Systems, Education and Policy
  • Cooperate with CAENS/Extension personnel to develop strong, integrated Extension programs.
  • Develop Integrative Extension/Research Projects
  • Serve as a lead researcher with Evans Allen projects, as well as providing research support for students in Food and Nutritional Science, Agricultural and Environmental Science, and Integrative Public Policy and Development Graduate Programs
  • Develop Academic programs and material related to Food Systems, Education, and Policy as needed
  • Serve as a productive, member of the TUCE Program and Staff Development Team
  • Develop and submit grant proposals consistent with and in support of Extension's mission
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Extension Administrator or Associate Dean for Extension


  • Ph.D. degree in related Agricultural Food Sciences (Social Science and Policy as well), or a closely related area
  • Three or more years of demonstrated ability to organize interdisciplinary and integrative programs
  • Demonstrated success in delivering community-based and/or science-based non-formal educational programs that reach diverse (racial, ethnic, limited resource, etc.) audiences and communities
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting
  • Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity
  • Demonstrated leadership in assisting and organizing Extension and Outreach staff

Commensurate with education, training, and experience; Salary is contingent upon outside funding.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information), and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address: [email protected] Fax: 334-724-4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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