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Date: July 19, 2012 (page 1 of 3)

Faculty, Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Michigan)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is searching for tenure-track faculty candidates for a university-year appointment in the areas of Aqueous/Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Geochronology, and Global Climate Change, starting September 2013. Appointments at the assistant professor level are preferred, but exceptional candidates at higher levels will be considered.  We encourage applications from candidates with records of research and teaching in any one of these areas.

 

Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a large public university.  Candidates whose research and teaching complement and enhance the existing programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will receive special consideration.  Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.

 

Further information about the Department and the positions can be found at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/earth  To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/facultysearch/newapplicant complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to earth-search@umich.edu.

 

The application deadline is September 24, 2012 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Energy and Environmental Science (Miami, FL)

A Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor is available to teach introductory courses in energy systems engineering and energy policy, and upper-level courses in project management and environmental science.  The position is a nine-month appointment and 75% time, beginning in August 2012.  Require: a masters degree in engineering, environmental science, or related field (for appointment as instructor), and related teaching experience.  Desire: A PhD in engineering, environmental science or related field (for appointment as visiting assistant professor); postdoctoral teaching experience in energy and environmental science; and Project Management certification.  This interdisciplinary teaching position is a joint appointment between the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (www.muohio.edu/ies) and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (www.eau.muohio.edu).  Send letter of application, resume, and names of three references by email to withrodg@muohio.edu, Denise Withrow, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, 254 Upham Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.  Review of applications will begin 9 July 2012, and continue until position is filled.  For more information read the posted job description.

Senior Community Development Analyst (Boston Fed)

The senior community development analyst is responsible for coordinating outreach activities that support the Boston Fed community development unit’s focal areas, including efforts to strengthen the prospects of New England’s lower-income populations by promoting revitalization in post-industrial cities. The person works with organizations engaged in community development, including nonprofits, municipalities, financial institutions, and foundations to identify needs in lower-income communities and with other staff to develop strategies that effectively utilize partnerships to address these needs. This person engages in a variety of relationship-building activities, including hosting meetings, conferences, and trainings, and must be adept at engaging senior leadership across the region to build strong cross-sector coalitions. For more information about the Boston Fed’s community development unit, click here.To apply, click here.

Director of Advocacy Resources (New Haven, CT)

General Purpose

Help guide the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity’s rapidly-expanding work on food marketing to young people. Coordinate and lead the Rudd Center’s work to educate and inform community organizations about issues related to food marketing, and develop resources to help identify and implement appropriate strategies for intervention.

Essential Duties

  • Develop a comprehensive advocacy liaison strategy for the Rudd Center, focusing on food marketing to children and adolescents, and communities of color.
  • Build and maintain advocacy relationships by identifying and serving as a liaison between community advocates and health- and child-related NGOs.
  • Educate advocacy groups about food policy and obesity, marketing, and the food environment via briefings, webinars, conferences, presentations, and other methods as appropriate.
  • Provide expert/technical assistance to advocates from community organizations pertaining to obesity and marketing issues, including creating strategic plans, agenda setting, message framing, policy options, etc.
  • Produce fact sheets, reports, and other written materials for distribution on the website and/or in written form; work with Communications Director to ensure website is up-to-date.
  • Represent the Rudd Center at meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements.
  • Monitor and analyze local and state legislation, policymaking, and regulatory activity regarding food marketing.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff at the Rudd Center to carry out the Center’s mission.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in a related field or law degree and two years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Firsthand knowledge of advocacy processes.
  • Experience working with a wide range of groups, including low-income people and communities of color.
  • Familiarity with health care/nutrition issues.
  • Experience in public speaking/presentations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills for multiple audiences.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Connecticut.

To apply for this position, visit Yale’s job posting website. Search the position by the requisition number: 17643BR.

Ecological Agricultural Economist – CATIE Solutions (Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica)

Located in Costa Rica, CATIE combines science, graduate education and technical cooperation. Its campus is located in a tranquil and secure natural area, rich in biodiversity, providing a high quality of life. Innovation, excellence, service, integration and appreciation of diversity, are some of the values of an institution which promotes professional growth, international and multicultural exchange.

 

For more information visit their website.

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