Employment Opportunities
Research Assistantship to Study Stakeholder Engagement in Water and Agriculture
Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:12 AM

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Burbach, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management

Location: School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Degree Program: Natural Resource Sciences (Human Dimensions specialization)

Announcing the availability of a PhD research assistantship in Natural Resource Sciences (Human Dimensions Specialization) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The student will be funded as part of a new USDA-NIFA project examining the impact of stakeholder engagement methods on social, economic, and biophysical outcomes for managing water for agriculture. The student will gain experience in human dimensions of natural resources, public participation and engagement, governance, natural resource management, and multiple research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative). This work will be done in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team from universities and partner institutions in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nebraska. In addition to working as a research assistant on the project, the student will be required to develop his/her own related but independent research project to fulfill the requirements of the PhD in Natural Resources Sciences with a Specialization in Human Dimensions.

Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology position at Penn State
Employment Opportunities
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:27 AM

Job Number: 75270

Date Announced: 10/24/2017 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Work Unit: College Of Agricultural Sciences

Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Starting Date: August 15, 2018 or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in rural sociology with a 75% research and 25% teaching responsibility and with the expectation of an affiliation with the Population Research Institute. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to the sociology and demography of rural population health and health disparities. The candidate’s research agenda should focus on the prevalence, correlates, causes, and/or consequences of health disparities, with special attention on rural/urban and other spatial variation in this regard. Specific topics for study might include demographic and/or spatial variation in health outcomes (e.g., chronic diseases, morbidity, mortality); health behaviors (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking, substance misuse); health care access and utilization; community health; health and environment; and health-related policies. Preference will be given to candidates with the skills and proclivity to conduct quantitative multi-level and spatial analyses, taking advantage of Penn State’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center for this purpose. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be two courses per year pre-tenure, and three courses per year once tenure is achieved. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a graduate course on advanced statistical modeling, as well as courses that contribute to the Rural Sociology graduate program and its dual-degree program in Demography, and to the Department’s undergraduate program in Community, Environment, and Development. The candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students in Rural Sociology.

Instructor position in the Office of International Programs
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:34 AM

Instructor/Academic Adviser


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Open Until Filled  

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College Of Agricultural Sciences


International Programs

The College of Agricultural Sciences is filling a 48-week, fixed-term, Instructor position in the Office of International Programs with a 75% teaching, 25% administrative appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to be the primary instructor for at least four classes in the International Agriculture minor including the core classes for the minor (Introduction to International Agriculture 100 and Senior Seminar in International Agriculture 490) and an on-line version of INTAG 100. This individual will also assume the role of Coordinator for the INTAG minor. Besides being the primary instructor for the minor, other teaching responsibilities will include assisting faculty with various courses and coordinating with study abroad opportunities. The individual will meet with prospective students and parents, advise students for the minor, assist students with the minor petitions prior to graduation, scheduling INTAG classes, oversee a small budget and scholarship/awards programs associated with the minor, network with INTAG alumni, and other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean and Director of the Office. PhD in International Agriculture, International Development, or agriculture-related field with international experience is preferred, though ABD will be considered. Fluency in English and a second language, preferably Spanish, is required.

Director – Northeastern IPM Center (Senior Extension Associate); Ithaca, New York
Employment Opportunities
Monday, October 16, 2017 09:05 AM

Senior Extension Associate

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

The Northeastern IPM Center fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management, a science-based approach to dealing with pests - one that provides economic, environmental, and human health benefits. We engage with stakeholders in agricultural, urban, and rural settings who work with us to identify and address regional priorities, whether for research, education, or outreach.

The Director leads the Northeastern IPM Center to fulfill its mission of fostering integrated pest management in the region in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits. This professional works in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban, and rural settings to help them identify and address priorities for research, education, and outreach in the northeastern U.S. (for details on the region and Center, see http://www.northeastipm.org).  

The position involves strategizing, managing and diversifying funding; networking and fostering teams; developing regional information; and co-managing the grants program.

Assistant Professor of Social Dimensions of the Environment- Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, October 12, 2017 09:25 AM
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign (https://nres.illinois.edu), invites candidates to apply for a 9-month, tenure-track, 60% research/40% teaching Assistant Professor of Social Dimensions of the Environment.
We seek candidates using innovative approaches to advance knowledge of the relationship between equity, on the one hand, and on the other, environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, water, pollution, and other natural resource uses.  The successful candidate will be expected to work at the nexus of equity, environment, and social and/or legal processes or outcomes.  Working within this nexus may include the social causes and consequences of environmental inequities, the interactions between social or legal institutions and environmental justice, or the impacts of injustice on environmental outcomes. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise relevant to the United States and the Midwest in particular. Other desirable attributes include an analytical focus at the level of institutions, societal structures, and organizations; expertise in the health effects of environmental injustice; and/or expertise in the impacts of differential access to natural resources. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for conducting research grounded in both theory and application, excellence in teaching and advising, and experience working as part of interdisciplinary teams including social and natural scientists.