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Call for Graduate Students: Food Studies program

Looking for a place to do your Food Studies research project or (masters)
thesis work?

This is a unique opportunity for students to display their talent within
our field of research, on International research projects about Food
Systems, Food Education and Pedagogy, Food Security and Food & Culture and
to collaborate with some of our partners in the food field (FAO, BCFN
Foundation, AMIExpo, SlowFood, Cerealia Festival, other U.S. University
food-oriented research centers)

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Graham Sustainability Institute Seeking Postdoctorals Fellows

The Graham Sustainability Institute is now accepting applications for
the 2015 cohort of the Dow Postdoctoral Fellows in Sustainability.
Please forward this announcement to colleagues and/or prospective
postdoctoral fellows.

These fellowships are designed to support a new generation of
sustainability scholars who understand the necessity of collaborating
across disciplines and sectors to address and solve complex
sustainability challenges, with a strong focus on the interface of the
social sciences/humanities and the natural/physical/ engineering
sciences.  We are particularly eager to receive more applications from
candidates whose backgrounds are in the social sciences, humanities,
or the arts so we can develop a balanced cohort that covers a truly
broad range of disciplines that coalesce around issues of
sustainability. Applications are being solicited from a national and
international pool and are due on November 17, 2014.

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CAFE: hiring Farm to School Coordinator

CAFF is hiring a Farm to School Coordinator in our North Coast office (Sebastopol, CA). Position closes August 8, 2014.

IFRI Postdoctoral research fellow positions: Impacts of forest-sector environment and development programs

The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research network is seeking two postdoctoral research fellows to join its research team at the University of Michigan. The research fellows will support IFRI research projects on forests and forest-dependent livelihoods in less-industrialized countries. In particular, the research fellows will be closely involved in a new project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), which will evaluate the impacts of forest-sector environment and development programs.

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Wisconsin: Women in Sustainable Ag Farm & Food Tour

Soil Sisters:  South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture Farm & Food Tour Day
Sunday. August 10; 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
www.soilsisterswi.org<http://www.soilsisterswi.org/>

Celebrate local agriculture on August 10 by visiting small family farms led by Wisconsin women committed to a healthy, fresh future for our communities. From eggplants to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef – these seven farms on the tour offer a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer’s bounty in one afternoon.
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Final Entry Posted for Notes from the Field 2014

C&A’s summer Notes from the Field 2014 project wraps up this week with an entry by Peggy Barlett entitled “Fieldwork Reflections”.

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National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council: committee on GE Crops

The National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council have formed a committee to head a study that “…will provide an independent, objective examination of what has been learned since the introduction of GE crops based on current evidence. The study will assess whether initial concerns and promises were realized and will investigate new concerns and recent claims.”

Public comment on the make-up of the committee is possible through August
5th.  Concerns have been raised that the committee lacks sufficient social
science perspective.  More info on the committee slate and their
qualifications, as well as the study, can be found at :
http://nas-sites.org/ge-crops/

Seeking: Research Social Scientist at Pacific Northwest Research Station

Pacific Northwest Research Station
Research Social Scientist
GS-0101-12

La Grande Range and Forestry Sciences Laboratory
1401 Gekeler Lane
La Grande, OR 97850
Or
Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Laboratory
1133 N. Western Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

About the position: The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station is seeking to hire a Research Social Scientist with a duty station in either La Grande, Oregon or Wenatchee, Washington in the near future.  The full performance level of this Research Social Scientist is GS-101-12. A Ph.D. in one of the social science fields (e.g., anthropology, sociology, geography, political science, human dimensions of natural resources) is required.

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Position Availability in San Jose, CA

San José State University
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Applied-Cultural Anthropologist
Job Opening ID (JOID): 22965
Rank: Assistant Professor, tenure track

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Orgeon Food Bank seeking CRD

Oregon Food Bank is seeking a Community Resource Developer (CRD) to support communities with the implementation of self-generated solutions to increase food security. The CRD will provide technical assistance and collaborative leadership to engage local producers, citizens, government, business and other non-profit organizations in community organizing.
This position requires frequent travel outside of the Portland metro area and may be out-stationed.

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