Employment Opportunities
Tulane University Visiting Assistant Professor: School of Liberal Arts: Interdisciplinary Programs: Environmental Studies
Employment Opportunities
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 03:22 PM

Description

The Environmental Studies program at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2020. Teaching responsibilities will include environmental exposition, writing, and communication. We aim to hire faculty with the ability to instruct core environmental studies courses, such as: Introduction to Environmental Studies, Approaches to Environmental Studies, and Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies. The teaching load is a 3-3; all courses are at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will instruct three environmental expository writing courses per year (capped at 15 students each) and three additional courses per year for the environmental studies program.  

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to have a PhD in environmental studies or a closely related social science discipline with explicit specialization in the environment and demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate instruction. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience teaching writing and environmental topics. The successful candidate should be familiar with pedagogical principles of effective composition instruction: the teaching of writing as a process, the use of draft workshops, and the importance of revision.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin April 1 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio.  Required materials include a cover letter describing qualifications and interest, current CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness including course evaluations.  In addition, please provide names and contact information for three professional references when you complete the online application. Questions can be directed to Dr. Laura McKinney, Director of Environmental Studies ([email protected]). 

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RSS Seeks Executive Director
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 04:28 PM

Rural Sociological Society Seeks New Executive Director/Treasurer and Business Office Location

Cynthia Struthers’s term as Executive Director/Treasurer ends on August 31, 2021. RSS is looking for a new Executive Director/Treasurer and a new location for the RSS Business Office,  starting on July 1, 2021. The new Executive Director will begin shadowing the current Executive Director in January 2021. The incoming and outgoing Executive Directors/Treasurer will work together to plan and manage the Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting.

The RSS Executive Committee is soliciting applications for the Executive Director/Treasurer position with innovative proposals to effectively and efficiently operate the RSS Business Office. The Executive Director/Treasurer is responsible for managing the RSS Business Office. The primary responsibilities of the position include the routine operation, fiscal management, and external relations of the Society. Currently, the budget for the Business Office, including salaries of the Executive Director/Treasurer and support staff, is approximately $75,000. The past three Executive Directors operated the RSS Business Office with different models.

If you are interested in this position and opportunity, please submit to the RSS Executive Committee a letter of intent to submit a proposal. Letters of intent are due March 19, 2020. Reviewing of letters will begin on March 19.  Upon receipt of these letters, individuals will be contacted for more detailed information regarding their proposals. Full proposals are due on April 30, 2020, at which time the Executive Committee will begin evaluating proposals. The decision will be made by early June 2020.

Appointee to the position is encouraged to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Westminster, Colorado and work with Dr. Struthers and her staff.

Please send letters of intent to: Keiko Tanaka, RSS Past President ([email protected])

For more information on the position and the current arrangement of the RSS Business Office, please contact Cynthia B. Struthers, Executive Director/Treasurer ([email protected]).

 
Blandin Foundation - Director of Leadership
Employment Opportunities
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
Employment Opportunities
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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