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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Food Systems Studies

The University of Sydney has advertised a part-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Food Systems Studies.

Applications close 1 October 2018, 11.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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Job Opportunity: Lancaster University

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £34,189 to £39,609
Closing Date:   Tuesday 25 September 2018
Interview Date:   Tuesday 09 October 2018
Reference:  A2403

Lancaster University wishes to appoint a Senior Research Associate – N8 AgriFood Knowledge Exchange (KE) who will work within Lancaster University and across the N8 universities, developing new and sustainable partnerships with key stakeholders of the N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme that generate positive impacts on the resilience of the Agri-food system. The N8 is a partnership of eight research–intensive universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York to develop its Agri-Food Resilience Programme, N8 AgriFood. This multi-disciplinary initiative is aiming to transform agri-food research in the UK. The programme will build on the N8’s research strengths in science, engineering and the social sciences to address key global challenges in food security, including sustainable food production, resilient food supply chains, and improved nutrition and consumer behaviours.

You will focus on accelerating and amplifying the social and economic impact of the research insights generated within the programme. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate a track record of co-evolving research with stakeholders, have a relevant research background and experience in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders within Higher Education and externally.

The post will commence 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and be for 19 months.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor John Quinton, Lancaster Environment Centre, tel. 01524 593654, j.quinton@lancaster.ac.uk or Professor Marian Rufino, tel. 01524 592819, m.rufino@lancster.ac.uk

Lancaster University welcomes applications from people in all diversity groups.

To view the position description and to apply, please visit the job listing here.

Limited period free access to book

For a limited time, free access to the following publication has been granted. Please use this link to access Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage: Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation.

Edited by Jérémie Forney, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, Chris Rosin, Lincoln University, New Zealand and Hugh Campbell, University of Otago, New Zealand

Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

Agri-environmental governance has become a highly complex assemblage of actors and instruments, with multiple interrelations. This book addresses this complexity, challenging research both at the theoretical and methodological levels. It draws on multiple theoretical and methodological insights, drawing on case studies from Asia, Europe and the Americas and develops a renewed approach of AEG practices as assemblages.

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Agrifood XXV: Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for Agri-food XXV: Celebrating 25 years of the AFRN, past, present, future is open. Click here to view and download the program and sessions.

All abstracts should be emailed directly to Geoff Lawrence.

For interest in roundtable participation, please email the roundtable convenor listed in the call directly. Further details are available on the conference website.

 

Agri-food XXV website is live

The website for Agri-food XXV: Celebrating 25 years of the Australasian Agri-food Research Network – Exploring past, present and future contributions to agri-food studies is now live. 

Conference organisers will be posting updates on call for papers, the postgraduate workshop, field trip, conference dinner, accommodation/location, and registration costs on the website.

Participants are also advised to start thinking about booking their accommodation, as this will not be organised as part of the conference. Organisers suggest that West End or South Bank/South Brisbane are the best locations to stay, as many of the events will be held in West End, and it has good public transport access to St Lucia. Students might also wish to consider staying on campus at UQ; organisers will provide more information about this soon.

Agri-food XXV: Call for papers

In keeping with the theme Agri-food XXV: Past, present & future, we invite proposals for paper sessions that fit within the following broad framework:

1. Sessions that return to popular themes from conferences past, to consider recent insights and/or new applications.

2. Sessions that address ongoing challenges for the future of food and agriculture, which might also include gaps in agri-food scholarship to date.

3. Sessions that engage with multidisciplinary agri-food research, show synergies between traditional and emerging agri-food disciplines, and build new approaches.

Sessions may take the form of paper presentations (15mins), interactive roundtables, or any other format not exceeding 1.5 hours duration.

Please submit your session proposal of up to 300 words including title, session organisers and contact details, outline of theme and proposed format to Kiah Smith by 31 May, 2018.