Hood College’s Department of Biology seeks an accomplished and highly motivated teacher-scholar to serve as the inaugural Maryland E-Nnovation Endowed Chair of Sustainability Studies.  This tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level begins August 1, 2023. The college’s new major in Sustainability Studies launched in the fall of 2020 in response to growing regional demand for sustainability professionals to help guide agribusiness in Central Maryland. To lead this highly interdisciplinary program, we seek a broadly-trained system scientist with training or experience in incorporating aspects of the food-water-energy sustainability nexus and systems thinking into their pedagological approach. We aim to fill our new endowed chair position with a faculty member that can address nexus-related local issues in their research and involve both undergraduate and graduate students in finding answers to agribusiness challenges that will allow the Maryland farming industry to adapt and grow in future decades.  The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and the liberal arts; ongoing scholarly research in sustainable food systems, agribusiness or a closely related area; and commitment to service in the department, college, and community. Based on their expertise and interests, the successful candidate is expected to teach, as well as actively mentor, conduct research with students, and develop partnerships among the local organizations involved in the operation of local food systems. The candidate must also engage in recruitment efforts designed to attract talented students to the college, and actively seek partnerships that support the program’s mission and provide high-impact applied learning opportunities for students.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate coursework in sustainability studies, especially focusing on sustainable food systems and food security. Other teaching responsibilities will include elective course(s) in their area of expertise at the undergraduate or graduate level. Resources from the endowment are available annually to support the candidate’s research efforts. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or an advanced degree with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience; postdoctoral work and teaching experience are strongly preferred. Additionally, experience in the application of GIS or dynamic modeling to food system issues is preferred. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.