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Job Opportunity: Casual Research Assistant

Dr Jenn Lacy-Nichols is looking for a casual research assistant to support a one-year project analysing government transparency regarding corporate lobbying. The RA would support the first two workstreams of the project: a scoping review of peer-reviewed and grey literature; and an audit of government websites. They would also assist in drafting academic papers as a named co-author. 

The project will run from January to December 2023. The total RA input is estimated to be .6FTE over five months. Specific timelines and hours are open for discussion.

Desired experience:

  • Familiarity with the literature on the commercial determinants of health, corporate political activity, and lobbying.
  • Conducting scoping reviews
  • Using Excel and Endnote (or other referencing software)
  • Writing academic papers

Work can be completed remotely, however candidates will require Australian work rights.

To register your interest, please email Jennifer by 20 February 2023:

–          Your CV

–          1-2 paragraphs outlining your skills and interest in this work

Any questions or to discuss the project further, please contact Jennifer.

Job Opportunity: University of Montana

The University of Montana Environmental Studies (EVST) Program invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2023. They seek an interdisciplinary community-engaged scholar, inspiring teacher, and effective mentor with expertise in climate equity, resilience, and policy to join their dynamic civically-engaged community of faculty and students.

Please visit the job listing to learn more about the position and how to apply. Priority applications due by Nov. 13 2022. 

Job Opportunity: Research Associate position in Social-Ecological Systems at QUT

A one-year, full-time research associate position is available at the Queensland University of Technology (part-time arrangements available as well). The Research Associate will join a dynamic research group dedicated to decision science and social-ecological systems research, looking to empower communities and governments to make more sustainable choices about agricultural production and food consumption. The position is open immediately, and would ideally suit someone with experience in social sciences methodologies and data management, and interests in research that links people and their practices with environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation. 

The primary purpose of the position is to contribute to two Australian Research Council projects focused on the environmental sustainability of agricultural systems. The two projects are:

• ‘Pathways to agri-food supply chains that co-benefit people and nature’ within the School of Biology & Environmental Science and the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy (led by Ayesha Tulloch); and

• ‘The local, regional and global human networks influencing adoption of sustainable practices in food production systems’ within the School of Architecture and Built Environments and the Centre for the Environment (led by Dr Angela Guerrero-Gonzalez).

More information about the position can be found via this link and on the attached position description: 22771- PD- Research Associate in Social-Ecological Systems.pdf (nga.net.au)

Applications can be made through the QUT careers website (www.qut.edu.au/careers, reference number 22771).

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.

Post-Doc Opportunity: Lincoln University

Lincoln University is seeking an interdisciplinary-backgrounded Postdoctoral Fellow with training in social science or human-environment relations, political ecology, environmental sociology, geography or anthropology, etc.

This could be a good opportunity for anyone interested in working across boundaries of social science, agricultural science/management and landscape design.

For more information, please visit Lincoln University Careers.

Applications close 31 January 2019.

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.

Job Opportunity: Agri-Food Researcher, Monash University (Part-Time, Casual)

This is a part-time casual research assistant position to assist in the research and administration of a DFAT funded fellowship program entitled: “Building resilience in agri-food systems in Asia through sustainable and equitable practices” run jointly by Monash University and the University of Newcastle.

The Chief Investigators seek a food researcher who has experience in any of the following areas: sustainable food systems, agro-ecology or food justice. The successful candidate will assist the Chief Investigators in administrating and managing the 3-week DFAT Fellowship program which will bring together fellows working in the area of sustainable food systems from India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The program will run from 18 June through to 8 July 2017. It will involve highly interactive workshops, field visits and research. Work will begin in February 2017 on a part time basis (1-2 days a week) before the fellowship commences, and will then progress to full time (5 days a week) for the duration of the fellowship. Travel both within Victoria and interstate (to NSW) will be required during the fellowship.The contract could extend on a part time basis to September 2017.

In addition to having good knowledge on agri-food systems, the candidate will need to have a strong eye for detail, good management ability and excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be based in Melbourne at Monash University (Caulfield Campus), though it is not a requirement to be in the office since much of the work can be done online. However during the fellowship, the successful candidate will need to accompany the fellows and the CIs both in Victoria and in NSW.

If you are interested in this position and for more details, please kindly send an expression of interest and your CV to Jagjit Plahe.