Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Urban Food Systems
- Faculty - Agriculture - Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry
- Faculty - Agriculture - Other
|Position Availability:||July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014|
|Position Type:||Full Time Faculty|
|Position Status:||No Response|
New York City
The New School's Tishman Environment and Design Center ( TEDC) seeks a research fellow with a recent doctorate in policy, planning, geography, food studies, or a related field to conduct research on urban food system governance structures, policies and programs and their contribution to sustainability and resilience. The project will examine the urban food policymaking process from a comparative perspective, and will begin to develop metrics and indicators to measure the impacts of food policies on urban resilience and sustainability. The ideal candidate will have expertise in food security, food justice, the ecological dimensions of food systems, and policy analysis and assessment with a focus on food systems.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Urban Food Systems will work with faculty in TEDC and the Environmental Studies
program as well as with external colleagues from the UK, Netherlands, Germany and US to conduct research on urban food systems that matches
his/her interests and expertise.
The Fellow will also be expected to teach two courses per year that match his/her expertise and the needs of the Environmental Studies program.
Potential areas of research include:
- Comparative analysis of urban food policymaking, including cross-city policy analysis focusing on one or more areas of food policymaking (e.g., public health, planning, infrastructure development)
- Measurement and valuation of urban ecosystem services of food production infrastructure
- Development, measurement and analysis of indicators of food systems sustainability
- Analysis of urban food movements and their impacts on urban policymaking
This position is open to social scientists from diverse backgrounds including urban policy, city and regional planning, urban geography, politics, food studies, or related fields. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the position start date. Strong organization, communication and writing skills are required. Candidates will be also expected to teach two courses per year, one introductory undergraduate course and one advanced undergraduate course, in an area of their expertise for the Environmental Studies program.
- Demonstrated expertise in qualitative research methods; experience with quantitative methods desired
- Familiarity with indicators and background in policy evaluation methods
- Knowledge of urban food policy and policymaking processes, and urban sustainability/resilience
- Excellent research design, organization, communication, and writing skills
- Experience teaching and course development
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a cover letter that highlights the applicant's skills and abilities in areas relevant to this position; curriculum vitae; three sample reprints/preprints (electronic versions); and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.
Open Until Filled
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Other Document 1
- Other Document 2
- Other Document 3
- Other Document 4