Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Food Innovation and Agricultural Technology 414 views0 applications

Job Description:


The Santa Clara University Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship in the AgTech and FoodTech areas. The research may include any activity related to innovation and entrepreneurship in the food and agricultural industries, with a preference for the study of managerial, sustainability, social justice, or ethical questions. This is a one-year postdoctoral opportunity with the possibility of renewing for a second year.

The Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CFIE) is dedicated to learning and scholarship that contributes to advancing innovation and entrepreneurship in the AgriFood Tech industry. We provide educational programs that address the most promising opportunities and serious challenges with a focus on business that are profitable, sustainable, innovative, and entrepreneurial. CFIE develops and disseminates knowledge through its educational, research, and outreach programs with the goal of contributing to a food system that is innovative, just, transparent, and sustainable. We have educated more than 800 MBA graduates since our founding in 1973, including many leaders in food and agriculture industries. CFIE also offers an undergraduate pathway, an immersive study program, several courses in food and agriculture and a variety of events and programs.

Salary:  Competitive, benefits eligible.

Basic Qualifications:   Candidates for this positive must have an active research history and have earned, or be close to finishing, a Ph. D. in a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:  Academic publications and teaching experience in related fields are desirable.

Responsibilities:  The principal responsibilities include designing and executing research projects, working with faculty and students of CFIE and across the university, and interacting with industry. There is a possibility of teaching a one-quarter course.

Start Date: Immediately

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Your application should include:

Cover letter, CV, examples of scholarly work; graduate transcripts; three letters of reference and evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, and teaching portfolios) to the online job application portal for Santa Clara University. In addition, applicants should upload a research statement which includes a research plan for the duration of the two-year postdoctoral fellowship, teaching philosophy, and experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Additional Information:

Housing assistance may be available.

Applicants are invited to visit the university’s web site at for descriptions of the university’s mission, courses offered in our department, and the diverse student population we serve. Santa Clara University is committed to the strategic goal of enriching the quality of our community of scholars by increasing diversity among faculty, staff, and students. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences related to achieving this goal in their letter of application.

Required Documents:

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Example of Scholarship

4. Unofficial Graduate Transcript

5. Evidence of teaching excellence/performance, if applicable

6. Research Statement

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.


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