Employment Opportunities
NSF-NRT Program at Kansas State University
Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:18 AM

Kansas State University are recruiting Sociology M.S. and Ph.D. students for a new interdisciplinary graduate program. 

Briefly, the program is funded by a National Research Traineeship (NRT) Award from the National Science Foundation. The theme is “Rural Resource Resiliency.”  The program is designed to prepare future leaders in industry, academia, government, and policy settings to help shape more sustainable communities.  The program focuses especially on the challenges associated with food, energy, and water systems.

Kansas State can offer a generous stipend ($34,000 per year; 1-year at the Master’s level, 2-years at the PhD level), and full tuition (up to 18 credit hours per year).  Following this funding, students in the program will be very competitive for GTA and GRA opportunities to complete their studies. NSF does require US Citizenship, green card, or permanent residency to participate with NRT-funding.  Also, Kansas State can waive the application fee to the KSU Graduate School.

For more information, click here.

Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University
Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 09:37 AM

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, specializing in Natural Resource Tourism

LOCATION:  Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR), Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1480, (970) 491-6591

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track 9-month appointment

The Department of HDNR seeks a dynamic and innovative individual with an expertise in tourism planning, tourism impacts, tourism as a conservation development tool or related topics. The successful applicant will conduct research in areas such as park and protected area visitor management, livelihoods and sustainable tourism development, international and cross-cultural tourism studies, tourism behavior analysis, or other areas related to this position. This person will contribute to teaching in the natural resource-based tourism programs. These include the Department’s undergraduate Natural Resource Tourism program as well as the innovative Master of Tourism Management program, Ski-Area Management graduate certificate, and Adventure Tourism graduate certificate. These programs provide undergraduate and graduate instruction for on-campus and distance learners throughout the world.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: 1) Completed PhD in Human  Dimensions of Natural Resources or related field by anticipated start date of August 16, 2019, and 2) At least one advanced degree in an area related to travel and tourism, business management, and social science applications to conservation.

National Research Traineeship Program Coordinator
Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 01:06 PM

National Research Traineeship Program Coordinator at The Pennsylvania State University

A full-time, non-tenure track, fixed-term faculty position is available at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, to join its National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Research Traineeship (NRT) program as a Program Coordinator. This new, transdisciplinary, training program, called Landscape-U, creates partnerships between graduate students and managers, policy-makers, and/or entrepreneurs to co-create solutions to solve contemporary food-energy-water challenges at landscape scales. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the planning, communication, implementation, and evaluation of the training program in close collaboration with the faculty team. Landscape-U unites graduate students and faculty from multiple colleges, including cross-college graduate degree and dual-title programs in ecology, human dimensions of natural resources, and international agriculture and development. Specific activities of the Program Coordinator include recruitment of students into the program, especially underrepresented minorities, management and coordination of workshops and the program’s website, assistance with program evaluation, development of outreach and educational materials, and coordination of placement of students in internships with non-governmental organizations and/or the private sector. We expect to train 60 graduate students over the next 5 years. This position offers an opportunity that integrates creativity and leadership at the interface of graduate education, science, and policy. 

Qualification for this position include a MA or MS degree completed before January 1, 2019. Applicants with a Ph.D. will be preferred. Candidates with expertise in fields related to education, ecology, geography, agriculture, landscape architecture, water resources, engineering, or energy is desirable. Experience in field-based education, hands-on experiential teaching, curriculum development, and/or program assessment are a plus. Successful candidates must have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. This position requires that the person have the ability to multi-task, as well as to work effectively both independently and as a team. This is a 36-weekappointment, funded for one year from the date of appointment, with possibility for renewal.

Interested candidates should include a letter of interest, a resume (including relevant course work), and contact information for 2-  3 professional references with their applications. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date: January 1, 2019.  Questions about the position should be directed to the NRT program director, Dr. Erica Smithwick, email [email protected].

Apply online to job #83705 at  https://psu.jobs/job/83705

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

MS or PhD Assistantship Opportunities in Human Dimensions of Farm and Food Systems
Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 10:55 AM
MS or PhD Assistantship Opportunities in
Human Dimensions of Farm and Food Systems
School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith and Dr. Shoshanah Inwood are seeking graduate students to work on a range of research projects surrounding human dimensions of farm and food systems.  We have positions open for students starting fall 2019. Examples of our current and planned projects include: 

  • Impacts of farm and landscape diversity on risks of antimicrobial resistance. 
  • Social, economic and environmental outcomes associated with re‐integration of crop and livestock farming systems (at the farm or landscape scale).
  • Social, economic, and logistical factors driving use (or non‐use) of farm management practices linked to soil health (crop rotations, cover crops, use of manure/compost, minimum tillage). 
  • Social and economic factors driving entry and exit patterns in US agriculture; particular attention to issues related to quality of life and household well‐being. 
  • Implications of access to health insurance and health care services for the viability and sustainability of producers and workers in farming and food systems. 
  • Assessment of different approaches to on-farm and participatory research.   

Our faculty lines are located within an interdisciplinary unit (the School of Environment and Natural Resources) within the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Graduate students would have the option to specialize in either Rural Sociology or Environmental Social Science (two of the core specializations in the Environment and Natural Resources graduate degree program: see https://senr.osu.edu/graduate). Students would also be able to draw on faculty and courses from across OSU – including scholars in agricultural economics, public policy, sociology/psychology, anthropology, geography, and public health.   

We are also both part of a large interdisciplinary faculty hiring initiative at OSU called the  Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT; https://discovery.osu.edu/foodand‐agricultural‐transformation‐infact) and are actively building a collaborative group of faculty  and students focused on dynamics of ‘working landscapes’ at our Wooster research station  (where we both have our primary offices).  While our disciplinary skills are focused on sociology, we are seeking students interested in integrating their social science work as part of broader collaborative and interdisciplinary teams (so‐called ‘convergence’ science).  We are also committed to applied and engaged modes of research – with emphasis on participatory models of research, outreach, and co-development of solutions to complex problems.   

Please contact us soon if you are interested in exploring a possible graduate degree with one or both of us at OSU starting fall 2019: Jackson‐[email protected]; [email protected].

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