Category Archives: Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Sociology at University of Canterbury

Excerpt from Job Description:

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
Te Kura Mātāpuna Tangata | School of Language, Social & Political Sciences (LSAP) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sociology with strengths including but not limited to environmental sociology. The successful candidate will teach the course Environment and Society and co-coordinate one of the level 100 sociology courses. They will also be able to develop courses in their particular area of expertise. 

Knowledge of and research expertise in environmental sociology in the Aotearoa New Zealand context is of central importance for teaching and supervision of students who live in and will primarily work in Aotearoa New Zealand/Australia. Someone who is able to address and research longstanding issues of Māori and Pasifika along the lines of sustainability and social movements would be a priority, in alignment with the UC strategic plan.

Other responsibilities will include pastoral care of students, postgraduate thesis supervision, research, administrative tasks, outreach, and supervision of tutors. The University is committed to developing biculturally competent, community-engaged and globally aware graduates and teaching which supports students’ ability to understand and interact effectively. Your teaching and professional development will reflect these values.

Applications close Sunday, 16 October 2022 (midnight NZ time)

Further details about the position and instructions about how to apply can be found here.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Public Engagement with Agriculture

The Department of Community & Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring a new tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in public engagement with agriculture. The full listing, and instructions for applying, can be found here. Note: Applications must be submitted by September 30 to guarantee full consideration. 

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in public perceptions of and engagement with agricultural science and technology, with a research focus that is relevant and impactful for the Wisconsin dairy industry and complements existing faculty strengths. This might include but is not limited to public perceptions of and public engagement with: the role of science and technology in agriculture, animal welfare, the relationship between animal agriculture and land/water stewardship, labor relations, policy making and regulation of dairy production and organization, consumer decision-making, the relationship between community health and animal agriculture, the history and development of supply chains, social equity and class dynamics surrounding food and agriculture, or public understanding of nutritional labels and content. Research with international and comparative dimensions is welcome.

This newly created position is supported by the Dairy Innovation Hub in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. As a Hub-supported position, the faculty member will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other Hub researchers, pursue Hub funding opportunities, and participate in Hub programs.

Questions about the position? Contact Professor Noah Weeth Feinstein.

PhD Opportunities at the University of Münster

Two PhD opportunities are being offered within a new working group, Economic Geography and Globalisation Research at the Institute of Geography.

“Reimagining rural householding, livelihoods, and communities”
WWU are looking for a dynamic and inquisitive PhD researcher to focus on “Reimagining the Economy” through an investigation of traditional and alternative “neo-rural” practices within the region of Molise, Italy. For more information and to apply, please view the full listing at WWU.

“Digital Agri-food Futures in the Mediterranean”
WWU are looking for a dynamic and motivated PhD researcher to focus on “Digital Food Futures” and investigate the digitisation of farming in the Mediterranean. The goal is to develop and conduct a qualitative research study within one or more Mediterranean countries. For more information and to apply, please view the full listing at WWU.

Applications for both positions close 15 August 2022.

PhD scholarship: University of Adelaide

A 3-year PhD Scholarship Opportunity linked to the Australian Research Council Discovery Project: ‘Artisanal Making and the Future of Small-Scale Local Production’ is available.

The scholarship is funded to support a full-time PhD student who is commencing research in cultural studies, media and communication studies, or a cognate discipline. The successful applicant will work with researchers Dr Michelle Phillipov (University of Adelaide) and Professor Susan Luckman (University of South Australia) to develop their own independent research project on a subject of relevance to the study, focusing on food and/or craft artisanal sectors. Applications are especially welcome from qualified applicants interested in undertaking research on the role of small-scale and artisanal production in tourism and place-branding in regional economies (especially South Australia, Victoria and/or Tasmania), or those interested in critical analysis of the recent history of ‘buy Australia’ or ‘Australian made’ marketing campaigns.

For further information refer to University of Adelaide Research Scholarships. Applications close 31 March 2022.