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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.

The postdoctoral research fellows will report directly to Professor Arun Agrawal, coordinator of the IFRI research network. The research fellows will work with Professor Agrawal and an interdisciplinary team of faculty, postdoctoral researcher fellows, and students based in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Responsibilities of the research fellows will be to:
- Coordinate research in one or more of the following five countries: Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, and Nepal
- Contribute to data-collection, analysis, and writing
- Travel internationally, including time in remote rural (forest and agricultural) landscapes
- Mentor graduate students
- Collaborate with partner organizations, including academic, NGO, donor, and development agencies

The division of responsibilities between the two research fellows will depend on the skill-set of the applicant pool, but all applicants should offer some to many of the following skills, knowledge, and experience.

Required skills & qualifications
- A recent Ph.D. in development, environmental studies, geography, ecology, political ecology, or other relevant discipline. Applicants with an interdisciplinary degree are welcome.
- Advanced statistical analysis skills with large datasets and ideally including the use of matching methods for causal inference
- Fluency in R, Stata, or similar statistical package
- Familiarity with quantitative methods for dataset manipulation and analysis and with spatial analysis methods (e.g. GIS)
- Strong writing skills

Required knowledge & experience
- Clear understanding of rural livelihoods and development, particularly in forest landscapes
- Clear understanding of natural resource management and governance, particularly in forest landscapes
- Experience of research on impact evaluation or knowledge of statistical techniques related to impact evaluation

Desirable experience
- Experience of working in one or more of Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, and Nepal

- Experience of working in teams

Both positions are scheduled to start on October 15, 2014, though this date could be negotiated if necessary. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include employee health and dental insurance. Applicants should send 1) a copy of their CV, 2) a 1-2 page cover letter that a) explains their interest in the position, and b) outlines their relevant skills and experience, 3) a recent publication or dissertation chapter, and 4) names and contact details (email addresses and telephone numbers) for three references, to Joan Wolf (snre-ifri@umich.edu), the IFRI administrator at the University of Michigan. Please also contact Joan in case of further questions.

Consideration of applications will begin on August 15, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

 

 

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.

The Incumbent will reside in the Station’s Goods, Services and Values Program (PNW 2665). The mission of the Program is to conduct and communicate research to advance understanding of relationships among people and forest and rangeland ecosystems. The unit conducts interdisciplinary research in five problem areas:

1: Improve knowledge of fundamental social and economic processes and their interactions with the natural environment.

2: Examine the roles of policies, programs, and other institutions in interactions between people and natural resources.

3: Describe and analyze the implications of changing demographics, socioeconomics, and technology on natural resources and their management.

4: Describe the capacity of dynamic landscapes to provide for evolving human wants and needs.

5: Conduct and use integrated multidisciplinary research to support development of management approaches that account for interactions among socioeconomic, ecological, and physical factors.

Program scientists conduct research that is regional (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon), national, and international in scope, and work in partnership with other Forest Service researchers, university scientists, policy makers and managers. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve understanding of the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of government natural resource management policies, decision-making processes, and programs; and to contribute to the scholarly literature and theory about human and natural resource interactions. To achieve these goals, researchers work closely with policymakers, managers, and the public to help them understand a variety of available options associated with natural resource management and policy decisions, and their implications for people and natural resources. They also work closely with scientists inside and outside the Forest Service, and are active participants in university activities and professional associations.

The Incumbent will be expected to develop a program of both basic and applied research with a particular focus on Landscapes and communities east of the Cascades in one or more of the following areas,: the social dimensions of forest restoration; the social causes and consequences of large-scale disturbance events (e.g., fire, insect outbreaks); climate change vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation; tribal resource management; socio-ecological resilience in rural communities and economies; collaboration and public engagement; or public lands recreation.  This research is often inter-disciplinary in nature.

The research approach will involve integrating theory and methods from a number of inter-related social science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, cultural geography, political science and economics.  The Incumbent will also be expected to have or to develop a basic understanding of the relevant biophysical science, and to interact with natural scientists in addressing integrated research questions.  Research is often accomplished in partnership with university scientists who collaborate with Forest Service scientists in specifying the research problem, questions, and hypotheses; assessing alternative research methodologies; pilot-testing methods; analyzing data; and publishing and presenting research findings.  A range of techniques for eliciting data are used including surveys, ethnographic approaches, focus groups, cognitive approaches, and participatory research methods.  The Incumbent will be responsible for final decisions on the appropriate research approach and m
ethods for transferring knowledge to scientists, managers and citizens.

The duty station for this position will either be the Forestry and Range Sciences Laboratory located in La Grande, Oregon or the Forestry Science Laboratory located in Wenatchee, Washington. The two laboratories currently house researchers and support personnel from four different research programs within the Pacific Northwest Research Station. Researchers primarily focus on topics relevant to the management of dry interior forest ecosystems, including fire science and fuels management, hydrology and fisheries research, landscape and vegetation ecology, and wildlife biology.  The labs also host forest entomologists and pathologists within the State and Private Forestry Branch of the Forest Service and Wild life biologists from the State government.  Research is frequently conducted in cooperation with the nearby National Forests.

We are looking for an individual who:
-  Is interested in conducting research to help inform forest management and policy
-  Has in-depth experience with empirical/qualitative social science research methods
-  Has an interest and ability to work well with diverse groups of people from a variety of disciplines
-  Has a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, obtain external funding, and communicate effectively with diverse audiences
-  Is a team player who enjoys working with others to accomplish a common goal
- Is able to develop partnerships and work collaboratively with multiple agencies and organizations at various levels of governance

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED…

The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position.  Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make this determination.

Interested applicants should complete the attached form and return to Simon Kihia at   smkihia@fs.fed.us<mailto:smkihia@fs.fed.us>.  Those desiring further information about the position may inquire via the email address listed above.

About the Pacific Northwest Research Station
The PNW Research Station is one of seven research units in the USDA Forest Service’s Research and Development Branch.  The USDA Forest Service conducts the most extensive and productive program of integrated forestry research in the world.  The scientific information produced by the Station has application on public, private, and tribal lands in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Oregon and Washington) and elsewhere in the United States and other parts of the world. The Station’s programs reflect the changing character of the questions that science is being asked to help answer.

The PNW Research Station has approximately 400 permanent and temporary employees in professional, administrative, research, technical, and clerical positions.  There are six Program Managers that oversee research program organizations, and nine laboratories that provide research.  The laboratories are located in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The Station is also involved in international work with foreign governments, agencies and universities in many research areas.  The research activities of the Station attract considerable interest from Congress, special interest groups, and the public.  The Station Director’s Office is located in downtown Portland, OR.

Community Information:
About La Grande http://www.cityoflagrande.org/muraProjects/muraLAG/lagcity/
About Wenatchee Click here https://www.wenatcheewa.gov/

 

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

Qualifications:
 Applied-cultural anthropologist able to use anthropology to address “real-world” problems in and between  organizations, communities, and networks, and to actively participate in interdisciplinary collaborations.
 Ability to develop a variety of practice-oriented projects that involve students, and that can be located at local and  global levels of organization.
 Ability to function as a productive scholar and teacher in a graduate (M.A.) program in applied anthropology.
 Geographic area(s) open. Preferred applications and topical interests include technology and material culture, ecosystems and environmental change, mobility and immigration, design processes and organization, and new
media and communities. Demonstrated appropriate technical competence in methods and approaches of applied  anthropology, as well as ancillary skills that support linking organizational/community change with research.
 Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field (Ph.D. awarded before position begins)
 Evidence of teaching ability and demonstrated research potential. Must be able to work within a department committed to integrative learning, application of knowledge, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
 Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might  have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Responsibilities:
 Teach and coordinate general education courses, upper-division anthropology courses in cultural anthropology;  contribute via curriculum development and instruction to an applied anthropology M.A. program; and contribute to interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in behavioral science and organizational studies. Develop local field projects that complement pedagogy and that involve undergraduate and graduate students.
 Advise undergraduate students and supervise graduate students.
 Maintain an active research program that contributes to the generation of knowledge, as manifested in scholarly publications.
 Participate in shared governance, usually through service on departmental, college, and university committees.
 Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.7/23/03
Application Procedures: For full consideration, send hard copies of the following application materials, which must be received on or before October 13, 2014: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy; (4) research plans, and (5) three original letters of reference. We are unable to accept any materials via email or fax. Send application materials to the following address:
Prof. Roberto González, Chair, Search Committee Please include Job Opening ID Department of Anthropology (JOID) on all correspondence.
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0113

 

 

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.

Who we are:
Oregon Food Bank provides food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.
- We are collaborative. At the center of a network of over 925 partners, OFB?s work is done in collaboration with organizations throughout Oregon and in Clark County, WA.
- We focus on freshness. OFB?s Produce Initiative and Fresh Alliance Programs bring fresh food to our neighbors in need.
- We champion self-reliance. OFB?s education courses teach skills that make families more resilient and impact life-long eating habits.
- We advocate for change. OFB fights the root causes of hunger through nutrition and gardening education, research, community organizing and legislative advocacy.

Who you are:
You care deeply about people experiencing hunger. You believe a coordinated, informed grassroots movement can rebuild local food systems so all community members have access to the food necessary for active lives, social inclusion and health. You believe together, we can solve hunger. You have exceptional community organizing experience and rapport-building skills. You thrive on connecting people and inciting a passion for lasting change. You are equally comfortable with data and stories ? each serving as important touch points for needs assessment and impact evaluation. You are comfortable speaking to groups, at ease presenting technical information and skills training with an emphasis on interactive learning methods. You are exceptionally organized, experienced in event planning and after-action follow-up.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Assess local capacity and cultivate potential for community food system organizing with attention to issues faced by low income people.
- Convene and facilitate effective community gatherings resulting in increased resources to local communities.
- Provide technical assistance and training to community members and community food security organizations to increase engagement, develop leadership roles and accomplish self-defined goals.
- Collaborate with a broad base of partners, coalitions and people living with low-incomes to implement solutions to hunger and its root causes.
- Cultivate peer-to-peer learning/instruction.
- Develop evaluation plans to measure success and guide community follow-up plans.
- Represent OFB at community meetings.

Skills and experience of the ideal candidate:
- Minimum of four years of demonstrated success in program coordination, community organizing or community education. Additional education may be substituted for experience.
- Experience in community organizing or community development, especially community food security and local food systems experience.
- Proven ability to plan and facilitate successful community meetings or events; including remotely organizing and coordinating events.
- Willingness to use personal vehicle for OFB business.
-  Experience with on-line communication tools such as SharePoint, Constant Contact, GoTo Meeting, Facebook and Twitter.

About Oregon Food Bank:
Our Mission: To eliminate hunger and its root cause?because no one should be hungry.

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://oregonfoodbank.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Please upload your professional resume and cover letter. Deadline to Apply: July 28, 2014

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization.

 

Marylhurst University’s Master of Science in Food Systems and Society program is looking for experienced instructors to develop and teach online elective courses in the following areas for the 2014-2015 academic year.

*   Food and Public Health
*   Global Food Politics and/or Social/Food Movements
*   Food and Labor
*   Food and Gender
We respectfully request that you share this opportunity with any one you think might be interested.  If you submitted a proposal or applied for a position with us in the past, please submit updated application materials for this academic year. Instructors DO NOT need to reside in Portland, OR.

The Master of Science in Food Systems and Society (FSS) is a low-residency, cohort-based degree program. Our mission is to advance equitable food systems through analysis, inquiry, and praxis. Students identify and analyze societal factors in and perspectives on food system equity, expand their critical thinking, collaboration, and synthesis skills for engaging social change and develop and communicate knowledge about food system equity and social change. Marylhurst University operates on a quarter-term system.

Application Information: Submit a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position, a CV or resume and a one-page teaching philosophy as one PDF attachment to Emily Burruel, Program Coordinator ateburruel@marylhurst.edu In your cover letter, please address how you would approach one or more of the topics noted above. In your teaching philosophy statement, please address your approach to and/or experience with online teaching.

No phone calls please. Position is open until filled.

 

 

Available postions: 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 PhD fellow in the field of ecological transition (law, ecological economics, political science andbio-engineering/agronomics), with a focus on food systems. These positions are opened at the University catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in the vicinity of Brussels.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights (CRIDHO  with a specific focus on the right to food) and the Biodiversity Governance Unit (BIOGOV) of the Centre for Philosophy of Law (CPDR) are seeking to recruit 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 PhD fellow in one of the following areas:
- Innovative regulatory and policy instruments for transition to
sustainable agricultural and food systems, provision of biodiversity and
ecosystem services and mitigation of climate change
- Theory of governance, including topics such as social learning,
transition management and participation
- Case study research in specific fields relevant to the ecological
transition (food, energy, ecosystem services, etc.).

Information on the call can be found at http://biogov.uclouvain.be/application.
For further information please contact caroline.vanschendel@uclouvain.be

 

 

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, one of Asia’s top universities, is hiring a number of post-doctoral fellows in various disciplines. At least one will be hired in the Environmental Sustainability Research Cluster:

a) Human Capital, Economic Growth and Sustainability: No or little accumulation of human capital and leakage or under-utilization of human capital in some ASEAN countries are relatively apparent compared to other Asian countries. Although there could be many other reasons for the stagnated economic growth in those economies, the lower level of human capital might be the critical reason. Interestingly, a few ASEAN countries present an opposite case of this in which a high level of human capital vis-a-vis a high economic growth and sustainability have been achieved. This study concerns about whether and how human capital has influenced economic growth and ultimately contributed to sustainability in ASEAN countries. This study tests the critical importance of human capital in economic growth and prosperity of an ASEAN economy quantitatively and qualitatively.

b) Climate Change, Environment, and Food Security: We want an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate the complex nexus between climate change and regional food security in the Asia-Pacific. Questions to be addressed include: How to grow more from less in a sustainable manner? How to optimize the entire food value chain from field to fork to reduce the carbon footprint, protect the environment and support biological diversity, cause less water pollution and soil erosion, raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy? Research should examine the regional initiatives on, the current state of, and future prospects for, mitigations and resilience with regard to climate change and food security vis-à-vis other regions of the world.
For details, please visit:

http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/AboutHSS/Pages/Research.aspx

 

 

University of Leeds: 

We are advertising for a lecturer in climate change and food security in the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds. This should be of interest to many of you. See job advert here:

http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/fe/tpl_universityofleeds01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=117506,5689234114&key=16848689&c=880214994822&pagestamp=dbrwnlanxtaefhohcm

We are also advertising for a lecturer/associate professor in ecological economics, with a specialism in water. See here:
http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/fe/tpl_universityofleeds01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=117466,5451823454&key=16848933&c=653558998378&pagestamp=dbdhgpqpswwtvfikit

 

 

Environmental Sociology (Assistant or Associate professor)
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University

The Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in environmental sociology and spatial analysis.

Responsibilities:  This position has 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated record of scholarship focusing on the societal and spatial dimensions of contemporary environmental change. Expertise in areas such as the interrelationships between development and the environment; sociological examinations of climate change; societal impact on ecosystems, and changing patterns of land use, is particularly welcome. All methodological approaches designed to advance quantitative spatial analysis are welcome, including but not limited to spatial statistics, GIS and multiple methods. Ability to participate in and contribute to inter-disciplinary projects is expected. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Teaching will consist of 2.5 courses per academic year (2 courses one year; 3 the next) in the areas of sociology of the environment, spatial analysis, and
quantitative methods. More information on the research, teaching and outreach interests in the Department of Development Sociology can be found at: http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu.

Start date:       August, 2015
Rank:               Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure track)
Salary:             Competitive and commensurate with background and experience

Qualifications:  PhD in Sociology or related social science disciplines. The candidate must have significant training in methods designed for and appropriate to spatial analysis. Prior research experience examining socio-environment relations and processes is required.

Applications: Candidates are requested to submit: (1) a cover letter that describes research and teaching experience and plans; (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) an example of written work (maximum of three; published preferred). Candidates currently in a tenure track position should include the names of three references who may eventually be contacted by the search committee; all others should have three reference letters sent on their behalf at the time of application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 1st. Any questions specifically regarding the job position should be directed to Professor Wendy Wolford, Search Chair at www43@cornell.edu

Please submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4105.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. For information about the home department, visit http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Contact:  Cindy Twardokus
Email: ct259@cornell.edu<mailto:ct259@cornell.edu>
Phone:(607) 255-3163
Fax: (607) 254-2896
Address: 123 Academic Surge Bldg. A
Ithaca NY, 14853

 

 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the area of Archaeobotany of North America, specializing in food, domestication, indigenous societies, and diet in the Ohio region. The successful candidate will teach upper-division courses on archaeobotany, ethnobotany, prehistoric human diet, origins of food production, archaeological and archaeobotanical laboratory methods, and prehistoric human landscape modification, as well as introductory anthropology courses. The successful candidate will also carry primary responsibility for the summer Field School in Ohio Archaeology. Anthropology faculty teach two courses per semester.

This position contributes to the new interdisciplinary curriculum on Food Studies at Ohio University:http://www.ohio.edu/cas/undergrad/themes/food-studies/.

Apply online here: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/9966.

Review of applications will begin on Sept 1, 2014. Please direct questions to Search Committee Chair, Haley Duschinski, duschins@ohio.edu<mailto:duschins@ohio.edu>.

 

 

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems is accepting applications for an Academic Specialist for Communications & Outreach.  This position will support outreach efforts to communicate CRFS project results via web, social media, publications, presentations, news releases, etc.  The Communications & Outreach Specialist will lead outreach for CRFS, disseminating information to a broad audience – including the public and internal (MSU) and external stakeholders – and identifying effective processes for staff and affiliates to communicate research and outreach project results.

For the full position description<http://foodsystems.msu.edu/news/stories/read/acad-spec-comm-outreach> and to find information on CRFS, visit foodsystems.msu.edu.

This is a 90% FTE annual year position with full benefits.  Applications will be accepted until June 2, 2014, or until a suitable candidate is identified.  To apply, visit jobs.msu.edu and search for faculty/academic staff posting #9464.

Questions about the position or search process should be directed to Rich Pirog, CRFS Senior Associate Director, atrspirog@msu.edu<mailto:rspirog@msu.edu> or 517-353-0694.

 

Visiting Faculty in Cultural Anthropology
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time visiting faculty member in
Cultural Anthropology to teach a wide range of classes in anthropology,
ethnographic research methods, and social theory. This is a fixed one year
replacement position for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are especially
interested in faculty whose work intersects with the study of religion(s)
and religious practices and who could teach one to two courses in those
areas. The area of geographic specialization is open, though preference
will be given to candidates who can offer courses that focus on Africa or
Asia.

This one year position is ideal for faculty members interested in teaching
in an interdisciplinary innovative learning environment.  A Ph.D. in
Anthropology or related field is required. ABD candidates will be
considered. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Applications will
be accepted on a rolling basis starting immediately and will continue until
the position is filled.  Applications should include a CV, cover letter,
indication of possible course offerings, and a list of professional
references. Applications can be mailed directly to Jamie McKown, College of
the Atlantic, 105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Electronic applications
will also be accepted at jmckown@coa.edu

College of the Atlantic (COA) is a small, accredited, private college
offering the B.A. and M.Phil. in Human Ecology. Faculty organization is
non-departmental, and the college has a system of democratic
self-governance.  The College’s innovative curriculum includes:
self-directed, interdisciplinary study; team teaching; involvement of
undergraduates in research; and a commitment to prepare students to address
social, political and environmental problems. Applicants are encouraged to
learn more about COA by visiting our web page, http://www.coa.edu.  College
of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity,
and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are
especially encouraged from persons who would enhance the ethnic, gender,
and cultural diversity of the College.

 

Seeking National Technical Advisor for Food and Agriculture (IRC)

Description: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the leading providers of high quality programming for refugees resettling to the United States.  The mission of the IRC’s US Programs (USP) Department is to create opportunities for refugees to survive and thrive in America.  The IRC’s USP Department currently provides services in 22 U.S. cities and through the IRC’s Resettlement Support Center (RSC) in East Asia. The USP portfolio is built around six core program sectors: resettlement, economic empowerment, access and legal rights, education and learning, health and wellness and community integration and development. With over 600 staff and 3,500 volunteers in the US Programs department, IRC serves over 30,000 refugees and immigrants in the US each year, among them 8,750 newly resettled refugees.

The IRC’s New Roots program is currently active in 22 sites with its nutrition education program, and has gardening, farming or food marketing initiatives in 10 cities. Projects in these sites include nutrition education, community gardens, urban farming, local and regional farmers and agricultural employment.

Scope:
The Technical Advisor for Food Security and Agriculture (FS&A) provides technical support to initiatives that bolster food security, promote healthy food choices and develop agriculture livelihoods for refugees and like communities across IRC sites in 22 US cities.  The Technical Advisor is responsible for helping USP field offices identify opportunities and build and monitor sustainable, quality food security and agriculture programs.  The Technical Advisor is part of the National Programs Unit which supports program quality, development and evaluation for IRC’s US Programs.  S/he will ensure that USP develops sustainable program models, and help the IRC increase the scope of its New Roots programs.

Major Responsibilities:
Technical Support
- Provide remote and on-site technical support and assistance in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of New Roots FS&A programming and projects.
-  Develop and adapt tools, policy and curriculum to support standard delivery of New Roots programming.
-  Train USP staff and partners to implement and monitor New Roots program components effectively.
-  Monitor and report to IRC senior management on the successes and challenges of New Roots implementation.
-  Support and enrich the New Roots community of practice, a network of New Roots staff.
-  Support field offices in the recruitment and selection of new FS&A field staff.

Assessment & Evaluation
- Coordinate tracking, compilation and analysis of key program indicators and outcomes.
- Adapt and develop evidence-based tools for conducting local foodscape assessments and for FS&A program evaluation.
- Work closely with colleagues in Research, Evaluation and Learning unit and external research partners to develop and implement program evaluation tools and projects.
- Contribute new evidence, ideas and analysis to promote impact and cost-effectiveness in the  New Roots program model.
- Share and learn best practices gathered within FS&A and throughout the Technical Units to support robust evidence-based programming within IRC.

Business Development and Representation
- Advise efforts to attract funding and develop business for IRC’s New Roots FS&A programming.
- Contribute to or lead the development of concept notes and proposals for the provision of direct technical support projects.
- Provide technical review of FS&A proposals prepared by field offices.
- Build partnerships and cultivate donor relationships that attract funding and other resources to New Roots.
- Represent New Roots across the organization, serving as a resource to IRC staff seeking information about program activities, including external relations and advocacy departments.
- Respond to field queries regarding program activities.

Requirements:
- Masters/post-graduate degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Public Health or related fields required;
- Minimum of five years of experience in a non-profit or social services agency, with increasing levels of responsibility), or a private enterprise with relevant skill set;
- Demonstrated experience in food security, urban farming, agricultural extension and policy, or community health programming.
- Demonstrated expertise in program design, monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action.
- Demonstrated commitment to renewing and maintaining currency with best practices
- Excellent communication, teambuilding and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to think strategically and creatively.
- Strong organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines, and proven ability to work under pressure.
- Experience working with and understanding cultural sensitivities.
- Ability to travel 25-40% required.

To apply:  http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=10432

 

Development Director: The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First, is seeking a person to join the leadership team as a strategic team member who clearly values the essential relationship between fundraising and program development/ implementation.  This person must be committed to radical social change and to ending racism in the food system.
Food First is a research institute funded by individuals, bequests, grants, book sales, teaching and public speaking.  This broad funding mix allows the organization to take a strong, independent stance on food issues and to amplify the voices of social movements fighting for structural change.  Using the lens of food sovereignty and food justice, Food First has worked to expose myths about the causes of global hunger and poverty for 39 years.  The Development Director has an opportunity to play a significant role in the US and global food movement.

Qualifications for this position include:
*BA (required), MA a plus.
*Understanding of and commitment to food sovereignty and food justice.
*A minimum of two years’ experience working in a nonprofit environment.
*A proven track record in fundraising for a progressive cause or organization.
*Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
*An ability to connect with donors of various ages and backgrounds.
*Excellent follow-through and attention to detail, with the ability to track and manage multiple tasks and demands.
*Familiarity with fundraising software and donor management databases.
*Advanced knowledge of both old and new media; including the most common platforms  (Facebook, Twitter, crowdfunding, etc.).
*Flexible, committed to continuous learning, a can do attitude, ability to thrive in an academic policy-driven setting.
* Sense of humor.
*Commitment to ending racism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination.
*Preferred, but not required: Bilingual in Spanish, French, Portuguese; background in marketing, public relations and/or the publishing industry; familiar with Word Press; experience with event planning .

Responsibilities include:
Implement major donor cultivation and solicitation in close collaboration with the executive director and board members to maintain and deepen commitment and expand the total number of major donors. Plan and manage fundraising campaigns and activities. Provide input for budgeting and fundraising goals. Plan fundraising events in coordination with the executive director and board, including Food First’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2015.
Coordinate with program staff to identify grantmakers and assist in developing, submitting and tracking grant proposals. Evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising activities.Draft donor appeal letters and coordinate mailings of print publications. Oversee social media accounts in collaboration with program staff and interns. Other duties as required.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@foodfirst.org<mailto:jobs@foodfirst.org> with the subject line Development Director.  Deadline for submission is May 15, 2014.

 

 Academic Specialist Position at Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems: The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is seeking an Academic Specialist to support outreach and research efforts in building capacity of Michigan-based meat and livestock supply chain and food hubs to further advance goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter (www.michiganfood.org<http://www.michiganfood.org>). The position will support existing CRFS initiatives and help to develop additional programming capacity in these arenas.

For more information on the position and the application procedure, please visit http://jobs.msu.edu and look for faculty /academic staff job posting #9233.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for one year Visiting Instructor position beginning Aug 2014. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load that includes a four field introductory anthropology class and an upper division class in his/her specialty area, and provide service to the program and department. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching and demonstrate a desire to engage a diverse student population.

Minimum requirements include Ph.D. or ABD in anthropology, and demonstrated ability to engage in effective teaching. Preference will be for someone who compliments/augments current faculty specializations.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, student evaluation of teaching (if available), unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee Chair, The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, 118 College Drive #5074, Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001.  Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Southern Mississippi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

 

 Assistant/Associate Professor – Environment and Development at University for Peace in Costa Rica

Essential Qualifications:
1) Ph.D. with the thesis addressing a theme relevant to the field of Environment and Development, with an emphasis on social and political issues.
2) Minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience.
3) Distinguished record of research and publications.
4) Academic expertise and capability of teaching in the field of Environment and Development.
5) Fluency in English

Demonstrated capacity to teach in at least two of the following subjects:

- Conservation
- Environmental Governan
- Climate Change Governance
- Environmental Conflict Management
- Environmental Peacemaking
- Environmental Security
- Natural Resource Management
- Environmental Justice and Social Movements
- Urban Environmental Issues
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Energy Sustainability Issues-
- Research Methods
- Tourism

Abilities and Skills
- Demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research
- Networking skills.
- Strong organizational and coordination skills.
- Spanish fluency is highly desirable.

Personal Suitability
Experience in multicultural or cross-cultural settings; capacity and interest to engage students from around the world; demonstrated initiative and a willingness to  innovate; a strong team contributor; flexibility; and interest in engaging in practical action research and outreach activities, to address relevant environmental issues. Close link to and desire to live in Costa Rica is desirable.

To Apply
Please submit (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and how your teaching and research interests will contribute to the department and the UPEACE community, and (3) contact information for three references. Your references will only be contacted in the event you are selected as a finalist. Your application should be sent in electronic format to the following e-mail only:jobshr@upeace.org<mailto:jobshr@upeace.org>, please refer in the subject to Position #1020. For questions about the position please contact Brian Dowd-Uribe at bdowd-uribe@upeace.org<mailto:bdowd-uribe@upeace.org>

The period for the submission of application materials ends 20 April 2014. At the end of the application period, the selection board will review all applications and contact only those candidates that will continue to the next phase of the selection process. These short listed applicants will be contacted before 9 May 2014.

 

Position: Programme Coordinator: Adaptation to Change Term, Experience Level, Special Requirements : See TOR Your Web Address for this Job Posting: http://www.icimod.org/?q=13089 Date : Deadline: 13 April 2014 Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal

Position: Programme Coordinator Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative/Senior Natural Term, Experience Level, Special Requirements : See TOR Your Web Address for this Job Posting:http://www.icimod.org/?q=13132 Date : Deadline: 16 April 2014 Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal

Position: Livelihood Specialist: Innovative Livelihood Options Term, Experience Level, Special Requirements : See TOR Your Web Address for this Job Posting: http://www.icimod.org/?q=13133 Date : Deadline: 9 April 2014 Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal

Interested applicants are requested to apply through our Online Application System @http://www.icimod.org/vacancies for submission of candidature.

 

The Research Group on Sociology of Food of the University of Oviedo (Spain) wishes to contact senior researchers to develop a research project on Food, Consumption and Youth. The contract would be for a year and includes a 42,000 euro salary and  9,000 euro for travel expenses. Call for research proposals ends on 30 March 2014. Candidates should be able to communicate (almost) fluently in Spanish. Further requirements may be found in the attached file (in Spanish).

Those who are interested, please contact Cecilia Diaz-Mendez at: cecilia@uniovi.es<mailto:cecilia@uniovi.es>.

- Los candidatos deberán haber obtenido su doctorado en un plazo de 10 anos previos al cierre de la convocatoria. Se exceptúan casos de maternidad (un ano por hijo hasta un máximo de tres).
- Deberán haber completado una estancia postdoctoral en un centro de investigación fuera de España de al menos 24 meses.
- No pueden haber residido en España, trabajando o estudiando por mas de 12 meses en los tres a?os previos al cierre de la convocatoria.
- Deberán incorporarse a un proyecto de investigación respaldado por un investigador del centro de investigación en Asturias.

 

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) Seeking Executive Director
Are you passionate about advocating for women engaged in healthy food and farming? Do you have the skills to build capacity of a growing national non-profit organization? Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is seeking a new executive director to take our growing network to the next level and expand this network to engage more women involved in all aspects of healthy food and farming.

WFAN’s History, Mission and Programs
Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) was founded in 1997 by a group of visionary women to address the absence of female voices in agriculture. It has grown into a premiere national network of more than 4,000 women across the U.S., providing education, leadership development and networking opportunities.
The mission of WFAN is to link and empower women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, sustainable, and that promote environmental integrity. Our dedicated staff and volunteer board of directors are mostly based in Iowa and a national advisory council is being created in 2014 to provide a broader scope of perspectives from various network constituents across the U.S.
We fulfill our mission by maintaining a community of women engaged in healthy food and farming nationwide through in-person meetings and conferences, our website (www.wfan.org<http://www.wfan.org>), our newsletter, listserv, online forum, social media presence, and through three primary programs:
Women Caring for the Land (SM) supports and educates women farmland owners who want to improve soil and water conservation on the land they own, through web resources and women-only learning circles meetings. (www.womencaringfortheland.org<http://www.womencaringfortheland.org>)
Harvesting Our Potential (SM) provides aspiring and beginning women farmers with networking, business planning education, and on- and off-farm mentorship opportunities with experienced women farmers.
Plate to Politics (SM) helps women ramp up their leadership in healthy food and farming from the farmhouse to the White House, through online and in-person leadership development training. (www.platetopolitics.org<http://www.platetopolitics.org>)

Role of the Executive Director:
Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will be WFAN’s public face and speak for the organization on a regular basis. She will be in charge of all day-to-day operations, and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for WFAN’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its vision and mission. She will develop deep knowledge of WFAN’s programs, operations, and organizational plans. The executive director is also WFAN’s chief fundraiser, responsible for raising the organization’s budget and expanding the organization’s development and individual donor campaigns.

All candidates should have proven non-profit leadership, financial management, and relationship management experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate that she has the skills to move our growing organization from being funded primarily through grants to a more diverse funding portfolio, including a robust individual donor program. In addition, she must build upon our current growth and momentum to add to the size and effectiveness of WFAN by educating and advocating for women working in healthy food and sustainable agriculture across the nation.

Qualifications
Required:
*Experience and/or education to equal 5 years of experience with a similar non-profit organization
*Proven track record of successful grant writing and fundraising
* Experience with financial management including grant oversight, project and organizational budgeting, and personnel management in a non-profit setting
*Experience planning conferences and events
*Ability to motivate, guide and supervise a decentralized staff
*Capacity to manage a staff and interact with a board that will continue to be based in Iowa
*Progressive viewpoint on, and familiarity with, current issues in healthy food and sustainable agriculture, specifically those relevant to women
*Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communications skills
*Willingness and capacity to travel within Iowa and nationally for conferences and other meetings

Strongly preferred:
* Proven track record of building and maintaining partnerships and alliances with local, regional and national organizations engaged in similar work
*Experience building grassroots networks and managing advocacy campaigns
*Mastery of a wide range of communications tools including email marketing (such as iContact), online form builder (such as Wufoo), WordPress, Google Groups, Facebook and Twitter
*Residency in or near Iowa, as most of the governing board and staff are located in Iowa, and our organization is an important member of the sustainable agriculture community in this primarily commodity agriculture-driven state
*Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing (Pages or InDesign), and online donor management software such as DonorSnap

Compensation
Full time position strongly preferred, with paid vacation, holidays, and additional benefits including retirement fund options. Salary negotiable.

Application process
Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the above qualifications, resume, 4 professional references, and 2 writing samples (excerpts are fine, 3 pages max.) to wfanjobs@wfan.org<mailto:wfanjobs@wfan.org> no later than 5pm central time on March 24, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly recommended. Please put “Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Questions regarding the position announcement can be directed to Steph Larsen (StephL@cfra.org<mailto:StephL@cfra.org>) or Dana Foster (Dana@Scattergood.org<mailto:Dana@Scattergood.org>)
WFAN is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Coldharbour Sustainable Living Center (CSLC) Executive Director and Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability (ENVS)
Western State Colorado University
Western’s ENVS and Master in Environmental Management (MEM) programs seek a lecturer with a half-time teaching reassignment to serve as the founding CSLC Executive Director. Responsibilities include entrepreneurial development and management of the CSLC vision for a
center for environmental education and cold climate sustainable living experiments, in partnership with the CSLC Board and donors; teaching two courses in the academic year in Westerns MEM and ENVS programs; recruiting an annual cohort of CSLC-relevant graduate students, supervising
CSLC-focused graduate fellowships, and mentoring masters projects toward career opportunities; and co-facilitating an intensive residency for all MEM students each summer.  Depending upon academic expertise, successful candidates would teach from a range of potential MEM courses in integrative land management, sustainable and resilient communities, environmental science, environmental policy, public lands management, or relevant undergraduate courses. Responsibilities also include: facilitating community partners across the region to advance the missions of CSLC and Westerns Center for Environment & Sustainability; building a global network of CSLC collaborators from other cold climates; and university service and professional activity.

Information on the MEM program can be found at http://www.western.edu/mem. Information on Western’s Center for Environment & Sustainability, of which the MEM programs are a part, can be
found at http://www.western.edu/centerenvs.  Information on the Coldharbour Sustainable Living Center can be found at http://gunnisoncoldharbour.org<http://gunnisoncoldharbour.org/>

SALARY/BENEFITS:
12-month salary is commensurate with qualifications, ranging from $50,000-$60,000. Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan and life and health insurance. Funding for the CSLC teaching reassignment is for the first four years.

START DATE:
July 1, 2014 (upon hiring, will be compensated for attending MEM retreats and for developing courses throughout late spring-early summer 2014)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. preferred, with consideration given to Masters-level candidates with excellent organizational
leadership and teaching skills.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to:
- entrepreneurial approaches to organizational development and fundraising
- collaboration among diverse stakeholder groups
- interdisciplinary environmental problem-solving, focused on sustainable living
- experiential and environmental education
- online and blended learning
- excellence in teaching and project/professional mentoring

APPLICATION:
To apply, please go to www.western.edu/jobs<http://www.western.edu/jobs> and use our online application.  Required attachments to your online application include a letter of application outlining your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during
screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Send three letters of recommendation to:
MEM/Coldharbour Search Committee
Western State Colorado University
Taylor Hall 303
600 N. Adam Street
Gunnison, CO 81231

Or have three letters of recommendation emailed to Erica Boucher at eboucher@western.edu<mailto:eboucher@western.edu>.
Please refer all questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jeff Sellen
(jsellen@western.edu<mailto:jsellen@western.edu>).  Phone number: (970) 943-3162
Screening of applications will begin March 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Sustainability Education Coordinator
Chatham University, a thriving dynamic institution with three colleges and one school — Chatham College for Women and the co-educational College for Graduate Studies, College for Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Falk School of Sustainability — is seeking a full time 12-month Sustainability Education Coordinator for our Sustainability programs to begin no later than June 1, 2014. This is a two-year, grant-funded position.

Chatham University invites applications for a full-time position to support experiential learning associated with the innovative technologies at our new Eden Hall Campus. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing outreach and education associated with new facilities, including development of programming and associated multimedia instructional materials; supporting educational visits to Eden Hall; offering topical courses in sustainability; participating in ongoing design and planning at the new campus; and supporting summer educational programs for international, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Much of this work will be in collaboration with Chatham University personnel and individuals from other institutions. We provide a collaborative, collegial environment in which to further the programs’ excellent reputation for interdisciplinary sustainability education, research and outreach.

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate or equivalent degree, experience developing multimedia educational materials, and familiarity with sustainability and experiential learning. Responsibilities of the position include developing experiential learning opportunities, programming and associated multimedia materials, K-12 field trips, summer programming at Eden Hall, and service to the University and community.

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential education that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment, and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers<http://www.chatham.edu/careers> and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applicants should also include a cover letter and resume in the application process. Review of candidates will begin on February 16, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

 

Traveling Faculty: Comparative Climate Change: Politics of Food, Energy, and Water
On Behalf Of Padmini Biswas
Location: Global
Type: Full-time 6 month contract

The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning and SIT Study Abroad, offers international, comparative study abroad programs for university students. Each four-month program will take approximately 20 to 25 students from top-tier U.S. colleges and universities to three countries to conduct inter-disciplinary research from a comparative perspective.

We are currently seeking someone with a PhD in environmental studies, sociology, geography or a related field, who can teach while traveling internationally with a group of about 20 students during Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. The applicant selected will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of local faculty, fellows, and host country coordinators for IHP?s Climate Change: Politics of Food, Water, and Energy program.

The itineraries for the 2014-2015 academic year are as follows:

Fall 2014 (Early September to mid-December): United States program launch in California (two weeks in San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. Vietnam; five weeks in the Mekong River Delta, Central Highlands, and Hanoi. Morocco; five weeks in Rabat, the Atlas Mountains, and the Sahara. Bolivia; five weeks in Cochabamba, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Potos?, the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni.

Spring 2015 (Late January to mid-May)  Same itinerary as above.

Program Description:

Climate Change: Politics of Food, Water, and Energy is a newly launched study abroad program that examines the economics, politics, and science of anthropogenic climate change and its growing impact on human civilization. The program takes place in the US, Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia. Its mission is to provide undergraduate students from leading U.S. colleges and universities with academically rigorous, experiential education about the challenges of climate change. The curriculum — using both field visits to and traditional seminars — will examine the political economy of food, energy and water in the context of climate change. Students and faculty will explore the basic science of the climate system and the regionally specific manifestation of climate change through regular engagement with scientists and researchers. The group will explore the policy and economic implications of the climate crisis in meetings with policymakers, business executives, technical experts, ci!
vil servants, members of civil society; and with rural and urban working class people such as farmers, fishers, and climate refugees, who are struggling to cope with the social effects of climate disruption. In each country, students will have homestays with local families. All the while students will be engaged in regular formal courses led by two traveling faculty.

IHP?s learning model is grounded in critical inquiry and analysis, but attempts to bring those skills to bear on particular places and themes. It also helps students learn how to interact with a variety of local actors representing different and competing interests, and to situate political claims in contexts of unequal access to wealth, resources, infrastructure, and political representation.

For each semester, we are seeking faculty members who will teach courses in partnership with the program director and local faculty that are open to some interpretation and redesign. The classes are the following:

- International Political Economy and Environmental History (ECON 3010 / 4 credits / 60 hours)
- Politics of Food and Water (SDIS 3070 / 4 credits / 60 hours)
- Science and Policy of Climate Change and Energy (ECOL 3010 / 4 credits / 60 hours)
- Fieldwork Ethics and Comparative Research Methods (ANTH 3500 / 4 credits / 60 hours)

Required Experience:
The ideal candidates should have:
- Experience living and working abroad, preferably in the Global South.
- The ability to work closely with a small team.
- Expertise in one or two of the topic areas listed above and general knowledge of environmental history, climate science, political economy and social theory.
- Experience teaching at the college level and a commitment to experiential learning, including dialogical and field-based methods.
- Research and practical experience related to climate change, political economy and history.
- An understanding of international political economy and international history.
- The physical stamina, emotional maturity, mental health and flexibility, and personal qualities of patience, adaptability, collegiality, cross-cultural competence, and organization that are needed to build an intensive, team-oriented study abroad program that covers four countries in three months.
- The ability and desire to support and communicate with students throughout the study abroad experience both in and outside of the classroom.

Required Education:
The ideal candidates should have:
- A Ph.D. in a field such as: Human Geography, Environmental History, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, or an M.A. with a specific climate science focus and several years experience working in a relevant fields such as journalism, policy advocacy, or planning.

Additional Comments:
To apply: Please visit the World Learning employment website (http://www.worldlearning.org/employment/job-search/ , Job # 173049) and apply via the online application system by uploading your letter of interest and CV (including the contact information of three academic references). Travelling with students for four months, and guiding their learning in the Global South, as well as conducting classroom discussions and small-group seminars, presents unique challenges and demands particular qualities. Please consider this carefully in your letter of interest, paying special attention to how you would handle the conceptual, pedagogical, intercultural and interpersonal demands working in IHP?s Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy. What in your academic background and work experience has prepared you to do this job? Why this job instead of a more traditional academic job? Please indicate your preference for fall or spring semester.

Deadline: accepting applicants starting immediately and until positions are filled.

Applicants interested in fall 2014 and spring 2015 are encouraged to submit applications.

More information about IHP and the Climate program is available through our website: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/location-comparative.cfm/

With further inquiries, contact the Program Director,  Christian Parenti atchristian.parenti@sit.edu

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) Seeking Executive Director

Are you passionate about advocating for women engaged in healthy food and farming? Do you have the skills to build capacity of a growing national non-profit organization? Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is seeking a new executive director to take our growing network to the next level and expand this network to engage more women involved in all aspects of healthy food and farming.

WFAN’s History, Mission and Programs

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) was founded in 1997 by a group of visionary women to address the absence of female voices in agriculture. It has grown into a premiere national network of more than 4,000 women across the U.S., providing education, leadership development and networking opportunities.

The mission of WFAN is to link and empower women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, sustainable, and that promote environmental integrity. Our dedicated staff and volunteer board of directors are mostly based in Iowa and a national advisory council is being created in 2014 to provide a broader scope of perspectives from various network constituents across the U.S.

We fulfill our mission by maintaining a community of women engaged in healthy food and farming nationwide through in-person meetings and conferences, our website (www.wfan.org<http://www.wfan.org>), our newsletter, listserv, online forum, social media presence, and through three primary programs:

Women Caring for the Land (SM) supports and educates women farmland owners who want to improve soil and water conservation on the land they own, through web resources and women-only learning circles meetings. (www.womencaringfortheland.org<http://www.womencaringfortheland.org>)

Harvesting Our Potential (SM) provides aspiring and beginning women farmers with networking, business planning education, and on- and off-farm mentorship opportunities with experienced women farmers.

Plate to Politics (SM) helps women ramp up their leadership in healthy food and farming from the farmhouse to the White House, through online and in-person leadership development training. (www.platetopolitics.org<http://www.platetopolitics.org>)

Role of the Executive Director

Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will be WFAN’s public face and speak for the organization on a regular basis. She will be in charge of all day-to-day operations, and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for WFAN’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its vision and mission. She will develop deep knowledge of WFAN’s programs, operations, and organizational plans. The executive director is also WFAN’s chief fundraiser, responsible for raising the organization’s budget and expanding the organization’s development and individual donor campaigns.

All candidates should have proven non-profit leadership, financial management, and relationship management experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate that she has the skills to move our growing organization from being funded primarily through grants to a more diverse funding portfolio, including a robust individual donor program. In addition, she must build upon our current growth and momentum to add to the size and effectiveness of WFAN by educating and advocating for women working in healthy food and sustainable agriculture across the nation.

Qualifications

Required:

*         Experience and/or education to equal 5 years of experience with a similar non-profit organization

*         Proven track record of successful grant writing and fundraising

*         Experience with financial management including grant oversight, project and organizational budgeting, and personnel management in a non-profit setting

*         Experience planning conferences and events

*         Ability to motivate, guide and supervise a decentralized staff

*         Capacity to manage a staff and interact with a board that will continue to be based in Iowa

*         Progressive viewpoint on, and familiarity with, current issues in healthy food and sustainable agriculture, specifically those relevant to women

*         Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communications skills

*         Willingness and capacity to travel within Iowa and nationally for conferences and other meetings

Strongly preferred:

*         Proven track record of building and maintaining partnerships and alliances with local, regional and national organizations engaged in similar work

*         Experience building grassroots networks and managing advocacy campaigns

*         Mastery of a wide range of communications tools including email marketing (such as iContact), online form builder (such as Wufoo), WordPress, Google Groups, Facebook and Twitter

*         Residency in or near Iowa, as most of the governing board and staff are located in Iowa, and our organization is an important member of the sustainable agriculture community in this primarily commodity agriculture-driven state

*         Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing (Pages or InDesign), and online donor management software such as DonorSnap

Compensation

Full time position strongly preferred, with paid vacation, holidays, and additional benefits including retirement fund options. Salary negotiable.

Application process

Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the above qualifications, resume, 4 professional references, and 2 writing samples (excerpts are fine, 3 pages max.) to wfanjobs@wfan.org<mailto:wfanjobs@wfan.org> no later than 5pm central time on March 24, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly recommended. Please put “Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Questions regarding the position announcement can be directed to Steph Larsen (StephL@cfra.org<mailto:StephL@cfra.org>) or Dana Foster (Dana@Scattergood.org<mailto:Dana@Scattergood.org>)

WFAN is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Job announcement coming soon: BLM social science term position, GS-11/12 (Washington, DC)

The Bureau of Land Management, Socioeconomics Program will announce shortly recruitment for a term GS-11/12 position, as a planning – environmental analyst (social sciences), based in Washington, DC.  The appointment will be for a minimum of 13 months, but may be renewed for up to 4 years, if continued funding, program needs, and suitable performance allow.  The dual recruitment tracks will be open to both current federal employees and all citizens.  Qualifications include academic preparation in a social science discipline (such as resource or environmental economics, cultural anthropology, sociology, or human geography) and experience in natural resource management.

BLM’s Socioeconomics Program handles a growing range of assignments, from assessing the human impacts of extractive resource uses to valuing ecosystem services, modeling urban growth, documenting the subsistence needs of indigenous groups, implementing environmental justice principles, and optimizing the effectiveness of conservation planning. For further information on our work, please see the BLM Socioeconomics Strategic Plan: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/blm_library/misc_pubs.Par.82403.File.dat/BLMSocioeconomicStrategicPlan2012-2022.pdf.

The BLM manages more land – approximately 245 million acres – than any other Federal agency, primarily located in 12 western states, including Alaska. The Bureau also administers 700 million acres of federal sub-surface mineral estate. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For additional information about Bureau of Land Management, please visit www.blm.gov.  This position is located in the Division of Decision Support, Planning and NEPA, Directorate of Resources and Planning, Washington, D.C.
Position Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems (Tenure Track)

http://www.uvm.edu/foodsystems/?Page=facultyannouncement.html&SM=aboutmenu.html

Summary
The University of Vermont is a world leader in the transdisciplinary field of food systems scholarship, teaching, and outreach.  We seek candidates to join us in building our capacity to understand the interconnected aspects of the modern food system and to develop creative models for sustainable food systems. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of collaborative, transdisciplinary work and a desire to engage with colleagues across UVM colleges and departments. Anticipated start date is within the 2014-2015 academic year, subject to negotiation.

Position details
Applicants should demonstrate a record of food systems scholarship and expertise, a strong understanding of and experience with a systems approach to food and sustainability issues, and experience working with a variety of research methods. Potential areas of scholarly interest include, but are not limited to, sustainable food production, nutrition and health, behavior and culture, and public policy.

Candidates should also demonstrate a track record of collaborative, transdisciplinary research undertaken from a systems perspective. The ideal candidate for this position will help lead the institutional efforts to develop a strong, internationally-recognized research, teaching and outreach program in sustainable food systems.

Position responsibilities include food systems scholarship, instruction, and outreach. Specific expectations regarding requirements for funded research, outreach, and instruction will be informed by the appropriate departmental home to be determined based on the specialization of the successful candidate.

Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent received by start date) in the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences or humanities who are interested in food systems and transdisciplinary approaches to creating and sharing knowledge are encouraged to apply.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach. Applicants must describe in their cover letter how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
To Apply
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials online at the UVM jobs website (posting #0041117): 1) curriculum vita (including list of publications and research grants), 2) cover letter outlining their interest and relevant experiences that will support the goal of building diversity and transdisciplinary excellence within their teaching, scholarship, and service, and 3) 300-500 word statement on vision of transdisciplinary scholarship in food systems, 4) names and contact information for three references. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Douglas O. Lantagne, Director, UVM Food Systems Initiative, atdoug.lantagne@uvm.edu. Phone: 802-656-8679.

 

 

Instructor Position in Anthropology, University of South Florida

The Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for a full-time, continuing, nine-month Instructor position, to begin August 7, 2014.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 4 classes per semester, which will include core undergraduate courses, especially a four-field Introduction to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and introductory Linguistics, as well as advanced undergraduate courses in her/his specialization, which may include all fields with the exception of archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology, and should complement (not duplicate) existing faculty strengths. Training and interest in developing online classes, especially Introduction to Anthropology, is essential. Experience supervising teams of teaching assistants is highly desirable.
Applicants must have the Ph.D. in Anthropology in hand at time of application, and should provide evidence of a sustained record of teaching excellence. For further information about the department and university, visit our web site: http://anthropology.usf.edu. Applicants must apply online at http://employment.usf.edu and follow instructions for applying for a faculty position. Via up-loading on the website, applicants should submit: (1) a letter detailing experience and interest in position, including details of courses taught; (2) a CV; (3) evidence of teaching excellence; (4) names and contact information for two references, who should be able to address teaching ability. Applications must be received by Feb. 21, 2014. The University of South Florida is an affirmative action, equal access, equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, contact Debbie Roberson (813-974-0775) at least five working days prior to need. USF is an AA/EA/EO institution.

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