Employment Opportunities
Postdoc Research Associate Position in the Social Dimensions of Gene Editing in Food and Agriculture
Employment Opportunities
Friday, May 22, 2020 11:35 AM

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the department of sociology at Iowa State University (ISU). The postdoc will work with an interdisciplinary team examining the social dimensions and governance of gene editing in food and agriculture. The project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Social Implications of Emerging Technologies (see https://geneeditedfoods.soc.iastate.edu/).

The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to analyze both qualitative interview/focus  group data and quantitative survey data, help lead a deliberative stakeholder workshop, conduct literature reviews and employ sociological theories related to agrifood biotechnologies and governance, contribute to peer-reviewed publications and presentations at professional meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned PhD in sociology or related social science discipline with expertise in one or more areas: agriculture, food systems, agrifood governance,  biotechnology, STS studies
  • Demonstrated qualitative analytical skills
  • Demonstrated quantitative analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Record of scholarly publications, including author/coauthor of peer reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated record of working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience conducting stakeholder workshops
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.
Executive Director position available for the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Employment Opportunities
Monday, May 11, 2020 11:03 AM

Position Title: Executive Director
Reports To: Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date: May 2020

Position Summary: The Executive Director is the key leader of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation. With direction from the Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads the Foundation to promote its mission, maintain positive relationships within the community and the organization, achieve organizational goals and maintain sound financial practices.

Graduate Research Assistantship in Food Systems at the University of New hampshire
Employment Opportunities
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