Employment Opportunities
Blandin Foundation - Director of Leadership
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Monday, February 17, 2020 05:25 PM

The Director of Leadership has conceptual design, oversight and management responsibilities for the operation, direction and future planning of Blandin Foundation leadership programs. This position is responsible for ensuring that these programs achieve the Foundation’s standards of excellence and operate in a manner which supports the Foundation’s mission to strengthen rural communities in Minnesota while integrating with and maximizing other programs of the Foundation. This position is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Senior Leadership Team.

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Graduate Research Assistantship in Food Systems at the University of New hampshire
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Monday, February 10, 2020 03:03 PM

Graduate Research Assistantship in Food Systems at the University of New Hampshire

Seeking a highly motivated graduate student to join the food systems lab at UNH to contribute to interdisciplinary research focused on food system development in New England. The proposed research will investigate the social and policy dimensions of different pathways for increasing farm income and food production in the Northeast region. The student will play an important role in coordinating and assisting with field research in a project that includes farm-level data collection as well as data collection on local and regional food markets, alternative aggregation and distribution models, local and state level agriculture and food policy, and initiatives that support regional food system development. The ideal candidate for the position has an interest in bringing together the natural resource or agricultural sciences with the social sciences and engaging with extension educators, Sustainability Institute partners, researchers from diverse fields, farmers, and other stakeholders from across the food system. 

Funding: The student would begin the fall semester of 2020 and would be eligible for a two-year Graduate Research Assistantship funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and would be competitive for an additional two years of funding through a graduate teaching assistantship, contingent on satisfactory performance (both include a stipend, summer salary, a full waiver of tuition expenses, and a package of benefits, including health insurance).

Degree programs: Prospective students have the option of pursuing one of three graduate degrees at UNH: Agriculture or Nutrition science (M.S or PhD) with a concentration in food systems through the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems: https://colsa.unh.edu/agriculture-nutrition-food-systems/academics/graduate-programs, or an interdisciplinary, University-wide Natural Resources and Environmental studies PhD program:  https://gradschool.unh.edu/natural-resources-earth-systems-science-phd/program/phd/natural-resources-environmental-studies

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Postdoctoral in Food Systems at The University of New Hampshire
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Monday, February 10, 2020 02:40 PM

Dr. Analena Bruce, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to lead field research focused on food system development in New England. The proposed research will investigate the social and policy dimensions of different pathways for increasing farm income and food production in the region. The position will be in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, NH. The associate will have opportunities to collaborate with other researchers from across the agricultural and nutrition sciences on this and other related projects, as well as extension educators, UNH Sustainability Institute partners, and with farmers and stakeholders from across the food system. They will also have the option of analyzing previously collected qualitative and quantitative data to facilitate publication opportunities in the first year of the project during the data collection phase.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead field research and assist with the design and coordination of the various components of a larger project that includes farm-level data collection as well as data collection on local and regional food markets, food aggregation and distribution models, local and state level agriculture and food policy, and initiatives that support regional food system development.
  • Take a leadership role in the dissemination of the project, including the writing of journal articles, grant proposals, and conference presentations for the scientific community, as well as policy papers, reports and presentations for farmers and stakeholders.
  • Advise, coordinate and collaborate with graduate students working on the project.
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Assistant Professor - Family Science & Human Development Specialist
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Friday, February 07, 2020 04:17 PM

North Carolina State University is now hiring for a 12-month tenure track position in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. The position is 80% effort in Academics and 20% effort in Extension. This position will work across multiple departments and disciplines, including NC State and other Institutions, in an effort to address family life. This will include collaboration with academic programs, including human development, marriage and family therapy, sociology, psychology, social work, child development, health, etc.

The Department seeks a faculty member with expertise in Family Science to teach and advise in the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program, and to serve as a Human Development Specialist with Cooperative Extension. The applied research conducted by this faculty will make a unique contribution to the Family Science literature as they examine innovative delivery strategies of Family Science with key stakeholders (YFCS students, AHS PhD program, and FCS and 4-H agents).

This position will provide programmatic expertise in family science with emphasis on life stages, including childhood, adolescence, parenting, and aging. This position will train agents in the areas of strengthening families, resilience, stress management, mental health, early childhood education, child development, social and emotional competence, social connections, parent engagement, and aging. This position will develop and test new delivery strategies in the area of human development that use technology to reach a broader audience.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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Monday, January 06, 2020 11:25 AM

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) and the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Native American Studies and the Environment with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

The relationship between Native Americans and environment has important political, historical, human welfare, environmental justice, and ecological dimensions. We seek applications from scholars who foreground indigeneity in their environmental research and whose work seeks to advance understanding of and solutions to environmental challenges such as: climate change, natural resources and  environmental management, water and land access and governance, food security and food sovereignty, and/or public health at local, national and/or international scales.

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