Vermont: Green Mountain College seeks Post-Doc Sustainable Agriculture Researcher

21 Dec

Department: Farm and Food Project

Reports To: Dr. Kenneth Mulder

EXPECTATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES: Supports the institution’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, commitment to our diverse community and accountability and ownership.

Basic Function: The Post-doctoral Researcher in Sustainable Agriculture will play a lead role in the growth and development of the college’s research endeavors in low energy agriculture and contribute to teaching in the college’s undergraduate sustainable agriculture program and/or the proposed masters program in sustainable food systems. Duties continue throughout the entire calendar year.

Primary Responsibilities:
* Work with Dr. Kenneth Mulder to design and implement a long-term research program in low-energy agriculture contrasting tractor-, human-, and animal-powered vegetable production including development of research design, collection of data, writing of annual reports and peer-reviewed articles, and pursuit of further funding
* Assist in implementation and reporting for the college’s 3-year research project on high tunnel season extension utilizing solar hot water panels for heating
* Co-author a review article on the challenges of reducing fossil fuels in agriculture
* Teach two courses a year as part of the college’s curricula in Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems and collaborate in development of a new online graduate course in Agriculture & Energy

* Doctoral degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Agroecology or related field
* Demonstrated interest in the role of energy in agriculture and/or in the ecological efficiency of agricultural systems
* Evidence of experience and interest in conducting applied research in agriculture and/or ecology
* A strong desire to teach and to enhance curricular-development skills is desirable

A cover letter and resume can be sent electronically to:

Janie Evans
Human Resources
Green Mountain College

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