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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University System of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire
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Date Posted April 16, 2020
Postdoctoral-Social Sciences
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Dr. Analena Bruce, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to lead field research focused on food system development in New England. The proposed research will investigate the social and policy dimensions of different pathways for increasing farm income and food production in the region. The position will be in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, NH.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Lead field research and coordinate the various components of a larger project that includes farm-level data collection as well as data collection on local and regional food markets, food aggregation and distribution models, local and state level agriculture and food policy, and initiatives that support regional food system development.
  • Take a leadership role in all phases of the project, including designing and conducting the research, leading the writing of grants, journal articles and conference presentations as well as advising graduate students.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other researchers from across the agricultural and nutrition sciences on this and other projects, as well as extension educators, UNH Sustainability Institute partners, and with farmers and stakeholders from across the food system. They will also have the option of analyzing previously collected qualitative and quantitative data to facilitate publication opportunities in the first year of the project during the data collection phase.

Review of applications will begin March 6th and continue until the position is filled.

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Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in a relevant social science discipline or related interdisciplinary program
  • excellent communication skills,
  • cultural sensitivity/ability to work effectively with diverse farm and food system actors, quantitative and/or qualitative research skills,
  • a record of research productivity.
  • The position requires travel around New England, a valid driver’s license, and successful completion of both a criminal background and driving record check.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with spatial analysis methods,
  • Research experience with human subjects,
  • Grant-writing experience,
  • Interdisciplinary research experience.
  • Some experience with agroecological or social ecological systems approaches is an asset.
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Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is New Hampshire’s flagship public research institution (with an R1 designation), located just minutes from the ocean and within reach of everything from the state’s renowned mountains and lakes region to the major metropolitan hub of Boston. For over 150 years, UNH has delivered hands-on learning, research, and work experiences that bring together students, faculty, and private and public partners to create life-changing opportunities and innovative solutions in our neighborhoods and across the world.

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A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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