OARDC Agroecosystems Science and Education Postdoctoral Research Associates
The Agroecosystems Management Program of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center offers two opportunities for highly qualified postdoctoral scholars. In general the Program addresses the environmental, economic and social challenges and opportunities facing farmers and rural communities (amp.osu.edu). Associates will be expected to maintain a strong publication record, seek extramural funding, contribute to educational programs, and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams that include stakeholder partners.
Agroecosystems Management Program Postdoctoral Research Associate in
This position requires an individual who will initiate, develop, and manage grant funded
projects including data collection and management, analysis, preparation of manuscripts for publication and grant proposals for continued funding. Specific responsibilities will include, but would not be limited to: Assist with overall project management in the Agroecosystems Management Program and in particular management of USDA grants and ongoing programs; Assist with development of sustainable agriculture curriculum; Manage fieldwork and assist with interdisciplinary collaboration on a USDA grant exploring diversification of small and medium sized farms; Write manuscripts for peer reviewed journals; Assist with development of grant proposals for new projects; Assist with ongoing programs such as the Stinner Summit and Warner Grants; assist with developing curriculum and best practices for instruction in sustainable agriculture educational programs. This is a term position for 3 years, renewable, located in Wooster, Ohio. A Ph. D. is required in a field related to agroecosystem science. Desirable training, skills and experience includes ecological research particularly focused on agriculture and the environment, broad training in the biophysical as well as socioeconomic disciplines, excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated publishing and proposal development interest and potential, demonstrated interest and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, demonstrated interest and ability in both classroom and outreach education.
Agroecosystems Management Program Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sustainable Agriculture Education
This position requires an individual who will manage a USDA-funded project to develop a
statewide network of sustainable agriculture education programs including certificate, associate and baccalaureate degrees at 5 partner institutions. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to: assist with overall project management; develop sustainable agriculture curriculum; coordinate curriculum alignment among partner institutions; teach in sustainable agriculture courses; research sustainable agriculture education theory and practice; assist in project evaluation. Additional tasks to ensure success and ongoing support include preparation of manuscripts for publication and grant proposals for continued funding. Research could include, but would not be limited to: the role of experiential learning in sustainable agriculture education, theory of sustainable agriculture education, and the role of degree programs in career success for students of sustainable agriculture. This is a term position for 3 years. The project involves both the Columbus and Wooster campuses of Ohio State, and travel to partner institutions in Ohio is expected. A Ph. D. is required in a field related to agroecosystem science. The position also requires teaching experience, preferably at multiple levels in both secondary schools and at the undergraduate level. Desirable training, skills and experience include research expertise focused on agriculture and the environment, broad training in the biophysical as well as socioeconomic disciplines, excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated publishing andproposal development interest and potential, demonstrated interest and ability to work in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional teams, demonstrated interest and ability in both classroom and outreach education.
These positions offer competitive salaries and a full package of benefits including health
Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., and the names, addresses, phone and email
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