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Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology - Auburn University
Employment Opportunities
Monday, October 22, 2018 08:52 AM

Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology - Auburn University

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University (www.auburn.edu) is seeking applications for a nine-month, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology. The successful candidate will have a 60% research and 40% instruction appointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2019.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program in applied social sciences that is relevant to the state and region. The successful candidate is also expected to deliver excellent teaching with an innovative curriculum that meets the needs of the Rural Sociology program and the department. In addition, the candidate is expected to contribute to the university's outreach mission and to provide service to the discipline as well as to Auburn University, the College of Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Rural Sociology, Sociology, or a closely related discipline at the time employment begins, along with documented experience in research and teaching. The candidate must have experience conducting research on one of the department’s core focal areas which are: natural resources and the environment; rural and community development; and agrifood systems. Research interests in other related applied social science topics such as demography and international development also are welcome as they relate to the three core focal areas. The candidate must possess the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and interact effectively with diverse audiences. The candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin, and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Strong quantitative skills are desired, along with an interest in teaching research methods and statistics and the qualifications to do so. Other qualifications of interest include an ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting; previous teaching experience in rural sociology or closely related fields; demonstrated record of securing extramural funding for research or educational programs; and government or industry experience in sectors involving the department’s three core focal areas.

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Editor of the Community Development (CD)
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, October 18, 2018 02:59 PM

The Community Development Society (CDS) is seeking a qualified, proactive, and creative candidate for the volunteer position of Editor of the Community Development (CD) Practice publication, effective immediately.

Interested? 

Check out the CD Practice Editor position description for more information!

Community Development Practice: The Community Development (CD) Practice is an online-only, peer-reviewed publication of the Community Development Society. It presents innovative approaches, tools, and techniques that can be readily applied by community engaged researchers, community development practitioners, applied researchers and pracademics. The purpose of Community Development Practice is to describe and promote appropriate and useful tools, resources and practice(s) for all aspects of community development. Readers of Community Development Practice papers should be able to take lessons from, adapt, and/or use the tools, resources and practice(s) described. All presented tools, resources and practice(s) must be grounded in community development (or other related fields) theories, frameworks and/or methods that have a demonstrated record of positive impact in/for communities. We especially welcome submissions focused on innovations in practice. 

Community Development Practice focuses much more on the “how” of strategy and implementation, including key ingredients for success and pitfalls to avoid. Community Development Practice submissions should be aligned with the Community Development Society’s Principles of Good Practice (provided) and should clearly document methodology, data-driven results, success stories, resources and/or lessons learned. Citations of research and resources are expected in every manuscript. Successful submissions and published manuscripts should also reference the Community Development Society Principles of Good Practice.

Questions?

Please email Communication Committee Co-Chairs, Wilson Majee or Felix Fernando.
 
Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning Tenured Professor Position in Regional Science
Employment Opportunities
Monday, September 10, 2018 09:34 AM

Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning Tenured Professor Position in Regional Science

The Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin in July 2019. Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor with advanced standing will also be considered.

Walter Isard defined regional science as a discipline concerned with “the careful and patient study of social problems with regional or spatial dimensions, employing diverse combinations of analytical and empirical research.” Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. in regional science or an allied field—e.g., planning, urban and regional economics, agricultural or environmental economics, economic geography, civil engineering, demography, developmental sociology, transportation science, or spatial analytics. We seek applicants with strong publication records in regional science journals and experience teaching core courses in regional science—e.g., industrial location theory, economic impact analysis, CGE modeling, agent-based modeling, or spatial statistical analysis—as well as a course in methods of planning analysis. Applicants should have a record of regular attendance at meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). It is expected that the successful applicant will become a member of the Graduate Field of Regional Science. The faculty of the Graduate Field includes 25 members from eight academic departments in five colleges of the University. A successful candidate will provide leadership in, and help shape the future of, the Graduate Field of Regional Science at Cornell, and advise both graduate and undergraduate students.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainable Food Systems
Employment Opportunities
Monday, September 10, 2018 08:57 AM

Indiana University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainable Food Systems

Indiana University Bloomington seeks to hire a postdoctoral research fellow to study community food systems and sustainable food system development in international sites as part of a large interdisciplinary research team focused on sustainable food systems science, https://sfss.indiana.edu/index.html.

The researcher will work with a team of highly motivated faculty, research scientists, postdocs, and graduate students to study sustainable food system development and evolution, conducting community food system research for the longitudinal study of food system change. Research will focus on three main areas: production, aggregation/distribution, and consumption/access. The researcher will help lead qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, develop and deliver manuscripts and presentations, engage in community outreach, and co-write external grant proposals. The researcher will not be expected to teach.

This is a one-year position with a start date of 8/1/19. The appointment may be renewed for two additional years contingent upon programmatic need, available funding and the candidate’s satisfactory progress.

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Assistant Research Scientist - Sustainable Food Systems Science
Employment Opportunities
Monday, September 10, 2018 08:57 AM

Indiana University Assistant Research Scientist - Sustainable Food Systems Science

Indiana University seeks to hire an Assistant Research Scientist to study community food systems and sustainable food system development and help guide a large interdisciplinary research team in this exciting new, emerging area of research, https://sfss.indiana.edu/index.html. This is a non-tenure track, faculty position within the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University-Bloomington.

The Research Scientist will work with a team of highly motivated faculty, research scientists, postdocs, and graduate students to study sustainable food system development and evolution, conducting community food system assessment for longitudinal study of food system change. Research will focus on three main areas and the feedbacks among them: production, aggregation/distribution, and consumption/access. The Assistant Scientist will help lead qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, data management, develop and deliver manuscripts and presentations, engage in community outreach, lead external grant proposals, and provide leadership for dissemination of project work and activities. The person hired for this position will help coordinate cross-pollination between multiple, international case study sites and develop/facilitate strategies for synthesis of research across sectors and cases. The assistant research scientist will also engage in supervisory responsibilities for project researchers.

This is a three-year position which may be extended dependent upon securing additional external funding and satisfactory performance. Applications received by October 30, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

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