Employment Opportunities
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department Chair
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, March 01, 2018 11:06 AM

The College of Agriculture at Auburn University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. The initial appointment is for a five-year term with possibility of being re-elected by the faculty for one additional term. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2019.

Responsibilities: The Department Chair serves as the senior faculty administrator in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology and promotes excellence in teaching, research and extension/outreach programs. The position demands performance of professional level duties requiring leadership, vision, strategic planning, and decision-making skills in the management of departmental programs and personnel. The Chair is responsible for recruitment, supervision and evaluation of personnel, department budgets, extramural funding, and professional development of faculty and staff. The Chair will also serve as an advocate and representative of the department/college interests, needs and programs through interactions and fund raising activities. The Chair establishes and maintains working relationships with other departments within the university, commodity groups, agribusiness representatives, governmental and private agencies in addition to students and alumni. Effective communication skills are essential in the position. The successful candidate will report to the Dean, College of Agriculture and Director, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station while maintaining a close collaborative working relationship with administrators and staff in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

The Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) is looking for a recent humanities PhD interested in climate policy work.
Employment Opportunities
Monday, January 08, 2018 10:16 AM

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for the 2018 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. This program places recent PhD graduates in the humanities or humanistic social sciences in two-year positions in U.S. government and non-profit organizations.


The SEI position will be based in our Seattle office, on our climate mitigation policy team. The fellow will contribute to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate policy, which may include, among others, low-carbon cities, carbon pricing strategies, climate finance, and the climate implications of oil and coal extraction. A full position description can be found at: http://www.acls.org/uploadedFiles/Fellowships_and_Grants/Competitions_and_Deadlines/2018/Public-Fellows-SEI.pdf


The fellowship program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $67,500 and health insurance. Fellows must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status, and hold a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018. The application deadline is March 14, 2018 (9pm EDT). For more information visit: http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/