Agroecosystems Management Program Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sustainable Agriculture Education

  • 07 Sep 2016 9:09 PM
    Message # 4233474
    Rebecca Shenton (Administrator)
     The Agroecosystems Management Program of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center addresses the environmental, economic and social challenges and opportunities facing farmers and rural communities (

    The Postdoctoral Associate will coordinate a USDA-funded project to develop a statewide network of sustainable agriculture education programs including certificate, associate and baccalaureate degrees at 5 partner institutions.  Specific duties will include: 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.  The Postdoctoral Associate 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.

    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 and proposal 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. The position offers a competitive salary and a full package of benefits including health insurance.

     Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., and the names, addresses, phone and email addresses for 3 references by email to:

    Casey W. Hoy
    Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management
    Agroecosystems Management Program
    The Ohio State University
    Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
    1680 Madison Ave.
    Wooster, Ohio  44691

    Applications will be reviewed immediately and until suitable candidates are found.

     The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.

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