Michigan State University
Post-Doctorate Research Associate
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|Posted On:||Sunday, 30th September 2018|
East Lansing, Michigan
480 Wilson Road, Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, Michigan 48824
About Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems:
The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) and MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) are seeking a post-doctorate research associate (Fixed-Term) position. This position is an initial one-year appointment, with a one-year reappointment contingent upon funding and performance. The position will be housed at the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems at 480 Wilson Road – Natural Resources Building – East Lansing Michigan
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, resourceful, experienced, and committed candidate to bring creative vision to an existing foundation of relationships and learnings in the areas of food sovereignty and racial equity. The ideal candidate holds a PhD in fields related to food and racial justice issues in a social science or humanities discipline, exhibits openness to engaging in a range of interdisciplinary team-oriented applied research approaches, and has lived experience with equity issues, cultural competency, and community engagement.
This postdoctoral position is the first of two positions that are planned to be part of a unique exchange program and partnership between Michigan State University and Ohio State University. The second position is planned to be filled at Ohio State University at a later date. The candidates chosen to fill them will work closely and collaboratively with leaders and researchers from both institutions, and particularly the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation at Ohio State, and the Food@MSU initiative, to establish a regional community of practice committed to furthering food justice and racial equity.
This is expected to be a full-time, two-year, temporary position. Initial appointment will be for one year with reappointment contingent upon funding and performance.
Specific to project work
We are seeking candidates who are committed to a humanities or social science research career, have related research and training experience, and have an outstanding academic record.
You must apply online to MSU Human Resources: go to ht tp://careers.msu.edu look for job posting #533288 under faculty/academic staff.
A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, an updated curriculum vita or resume, and the names and contact information of three references needs to be submitted as a part of the application process.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Michigan State University employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status.