Employment Opportunities
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:21 AM

Position Title:  Associate Professor or Professor and Department Head, Rural Sociology

Reports to:   Dean of Arts and Sciences

Department:  Rural Sociology

This is a 12-month, tenure track faculty position carrying the rank of Associate Professor. 

Duties: The newly formed Department of Rural Sociology seeks to hire a mid-career specialist in Rural Sociology.  The successful candidate is expected to build and guide the development of a strong, new department that currently houses the disciplines of Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice.  The new department will be integral to the continued development and revision of the Social and Community Development concentration in the unique Rural Studies baccalaureate program.  In addition to teaching upper division courses that specifically address issues appropriate for the Social and Community Development concentration such as rural sociology, rural demography, social policy for rural communities, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, the successful candidate will provide leadership for faculty to develop new upper division courses that support the program.  Other responsibilities include seeking and designing opportunities for student internships and creating job placement opportunities.  The strong candidate will have demonstrated administrative experience in program development, working with interdisciplinary programs and faculties, and fund raising to support the program.  Evidence of successful teaching and scholarly activity is essential. Ph. D. required.

Qualifications:    Ph.D. required

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing Date:  Open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Start Date: 1 August 2017

To apply: Send a cover letter, an ABAC faculty application, a current résumé, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references electronically only to hr@abac.edu.  Unofficial transcripts; the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references should be mailed to Gina Wilson, ABAC 33, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Ga. 31793-2601.

Location: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia

JDG Associates
Employment Opportunities
Friday, March 31, 2017 01:11 PM

JDG Associates, Ltd. has been engaged by the Washington, DC-based Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS) to conduct the search for its Executive Director position. (Position announcement attached.)

Founded in 1980, COPAFS advocates for the development and dissemination of high-quality federal statistics. As such, it is an important intermediary between the federal statistical agencies and the users of information produced by these agencies. Through COPAFS, members have an opportunity to examine and have an impact on issues including timeliness, quality, confidentiality and the relevance of data. COPAFS works very closely with a range of government agencies including the Office of Management and Budget and the Census Bureau, as well as with groups such as the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology for which it hosts the biennial FCSM Research Conferences and Statistical Policy Seminars. Please visit www.copafs.org for a complete list of members and further information.

We would like to begin interviewing candidates for this position as soon as possible. If you are interested in being considered, please contact me at 301 340 2210 or ask the individual to contact me directly by phone or by email - belford@jdgsearch.com.

Postdoctoral Position
Employment Opportunities
Monday, March 20, 2017 12:58 PM

Postdoctoral Associate: The Impacts of Green Courts in India

A 12-month postdoctoral position is available for an experienced interdisciplinary scholar interested in conducting research on environmental justice in India, with a focus on development decisions affecting water resources.

The successful candidate will join an international project involving an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Canada and India, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program.

The goal of the project is to understand the impacts of the decisions of Green Benches of state High Courts and regional National Green Tribunals on marginalized communities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat.

Chairperson of the Department of Community Sustainability
Employment Opportunities
Monday, March 20, 2017 10:54 AM


Department of Community Sustainability

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Michigan State University


The Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Community Sustainability, an interdisciplinary department that provides a stimulating intellectual environment for engaged scholarship. Most members of the faculty are social scientists, but the Department also includes individuals with backgrounds in the natural sciences and humanities. Research, teaching, and outreach programs in the Department engage with a broad array of communities to address sustainability challenges and goals. The Department’s commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, recent growth in student enrollment, a cadre of newly hired faculty, and an identity that emphasizes community engagement provide a rich opportunity for leadership to support and enhance an inclusive departmental vision. The position is available as early as August 16, 2017.

Post Doc Participatory Research Methods
Employment Opportunities
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:37 AM

Post Doctoral Researcher: Participatory Research Methods & Human Dimensions of Complex Agricultural Working Landscape

The Ohio State University

Description:  Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith, Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar (initial 1 year appointment, renewable based on performance). The position will be based at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH. Successful candidates will help craft a research program that involves work with collaborative interdisciplinary teams to conduct research on human dimensions of complex agricultural working landscapes.

Application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017.

Questions? Contact Jackson-smith.1@osu.edu.

The entire position posting can be found here.

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