Employment Opportunities
The Human Dimensions Specialist position with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:52 AM

This position directs the Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) public engagement processes, designs and implements survey research, assists with strategic and long-range planning services, and facilitates the integration of social and biological information in decision-making processes. This position works in a critical role with high priority, high profile, complex, and challenging wildlife, fish, and outdoor recreation issues in the state.

Major responsibilities include:

  • design and manage the implementation of Department staff, stakeholder, and citizen engagement so meaningful and effective methods of input, participation, decision-making, and wildlife, fisheries and outdoor recreation management are used;
  • design survey methods to collect needed information: document use, harvest, demand, attitudes, values, beliefs and other social-economic data;
  • oversee maintenance and development of databases of information associated with division statistics;
  • design statistically valid and economical methods of collecting data;
  • make recommendations on how to use statistical information;
  • direct the development of and edits technical reports;
  • analyze technical data and write reports;
  • make presentations based on survey findings with a focus on human dimensions;
  • consult on and support statewide integration of wildlife, fish and outdoor recreation strategic planning and decision-making efforts so GFP activities are efficiently and effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated.

The incumbent will work in a typical office environment.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in human dimensions of wildlife, social science, or closely-related discipline is preferred. Experience conducting scientific human dimensions surveys; analyzing social data and writing reports; conducting various public involvement strategies; and working on teams is beneficial.

Qualified candidates must be self-motivated, require a strong work ethic, have a strong desire to make a difference and are passionate about serving the public while carrying out the GFP's mission.

Closing date: 06/27/2019

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Agrosavia: Rsearch in the area of rural sociology
Employment Opportunities
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:34 PM
Position Announcement No. A-1702019

Researcher in the area of rural sociology

The Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research, AGROSAVIA, (http://www.agrosavia.co) is a joint public-private, decentralized, not-for-profit institution of scientific and technical nature. The Corporation ́s purpose is generating scientific knowledge; developing agricultural technologies through research, technology adaptation and transfer; providing technical assistance for improving production competitiveness, equitable distribution of technology benefits, and sustainable use of natural resources; strengthening Colombia ́s scientific and technological capacities; and contributing to improving the population ́s quality of life.

AGROSAVIA strategically manages seven key innovation networks in the general fields of vegetables, fruits, permanent crops (palms of economic interest, forestry species, and rubber), short term season crops, roots and tubers, cacao, and livestock (cattle and minor species). Research is carried out at research centers and agricultural fields from a network of 13 research stations located throughout the country ́s different agricultural regions.
In its role as driving force, actor and support for the National Science and Agroindustrial Technology System, AGROSAVIA backstops the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in coordinating, systematizing and transmitting knowledge among actors in the Agriculture and Livestock Technical Assistance Subsystem. To fulfill this commitment, the Corporation develops strategies to link and transfer technology and knowledge to the agriculture and livestock sector.

AGROSAVIA is currently designing an institutional, systematic and on-going strategy to improve the impact of science and technology activities developed by the Corporation. This effort implies including economic criteria and social indicators in its research projects to foment agricultural and rural development, inclusive growth, poverty reduction, gender equality and sustainable livelihoods.

Lead and contribute interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and participatory projects and activities that promote rural development and technology adoption, by integrating activities with other knowledge areas in order to improve the social impact of AGROSAVIA ́s science and technology activities, in collaboration with other stakeholders in the national agricultural innovation system.

Apply by July 3, 2019.

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Indiana University Assistant or Associate Professor, Sustainable Food Systems
Employment Opportunities
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:13 AM

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University seeks applicants from public policy and affairs, governance, or other social sciences with a demonstrated expertise in food systems dynamics for an Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. The applicant’s research should address the coupled nature of food systems and sustainability. We are particularly interested in candidates studying food systems within a U.S. context. We are also interested in candidates who work across disciplines with a record of interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-supported research program. Candidates may be appointed at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

This position is partially funded by Indiana University Bloomington’s Emerging Areas of Research initiative (http://ovpr.indiana.edu/ear1/ear1/), which underwrites the Sustainable Food Systems Science (SFSS) program. The SFSS team seeks to understand sustainable food system development by studying the leverage points used to build more resilient and sustainable food systems. The candidate will contribute to the O’Neill School’s developing food systems research/curriculum and engage with the SFSS program scholars to bolster IU’s capacity and contribution the field.

Assistant Professor Rural Sociology - Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Employment Opportunities
Monday, April 01, 2019 10:08 AM

Description: The successful candidate will be able to contribute and help shape the BS in Rural Community Development. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the newly founded Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation (Georgia’s Rural Center) by working with rural communities and/or mentoring students in internships/research.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and an interest in ABAC’s undergraduate research initiative. The successful candidate will be a strongly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a firm commitment to excellence in teaching, a well articulated pedagogy, and the ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and faculty. Evidence of successful teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution and scholarly activity is desired.

This is a 10-month, tenure-track position. Typical faculty load is 12 hours per semester.

Position Summary: The newly formed Department of Rural Studies at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, with appointment beginning on or after August 1, 2019.   Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Rural Sociology and may include other upper level sociology courses and core courses, such as Introduction to Sociology. 

Required Qualifications: Evidence of successful teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution and scholarly activity is desired.  This is a 10-month, tenure-track position. Typical faculty load is 12 hours per semester.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology, or a closely related field, with specialized experience/training in rural sociology, and will be expected to participate in undergraduate advising, departmental, college-wide and university-wide initiatives, as well as the development of new courses and improvement of existing curricula. Other duties as assigned.

Department Head of Rural Studies - Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Employment Opportunities
Monday, April 01, 2019 10:03 AM

Description: The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in their disciplinary subject area, provide leadership for faculty to develop new upper division courses that support the program, and recruit students into the Rural Community Development program.

Candidates will have demonstrated administrative experience in program development, working with interdisciplinary programs and faculties, communities, and fund raising to support the program. Evidence of successful teaching and scholarly activity is essential. Other responsibilities include seeking and designing opportunities for student internships and creating job placement opportunities. Other duties as assigned. Ph. D. required.

Finally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with Georgia’s Rural Center (Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation) which is housed on ABAC’s campus.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a state College in the University System of Georgia. It is in South Georgia and operates five instructional sites. The main campus is in Tifton, Georgia. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate students and offers 15 undergraduate majors with specialized concentrations associated with many of these majors. Tifton is a progressive community known for its quality of life environment and was recently named as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s goal is to contribute to a better-educated Georgia. To that end, it engages in a comprehensive planning and assessment process, enabling ABAC to build upon its many strengths. The College’s faculty, staff, and administration are committed to excellence in preparing students to be informed and productive citizens.