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Graduate Research Assistant - Fall 2020
University of Maine
A recent pandemic-related deferral leaves us with an unexpected GRA opening for Fall 2020.

Details: We are seeking a new master’s student interested in joining our exciting collaborative team of University of Maine (UMaine) and College of the Atlantic (COA) faculty focused on “Finding the Sweet Spot: Scale Challenges and Opportunities for Beekeeping and Maple Syrup Production in Maine.” The team pursues a variety of activities with the goal of better understanding the production and marketing challenges and opportunities for small- and medium- scale beekeeping and maple syrup producers. Our opening for a master’s student would specifically involve constructing social-ecological maps of “sweet spots” for potential sustainable growth and/or development of small- and medium- scale beekeeping and maple syrup operations through focus groups, surveys, and secondary data analysis.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in forest resources, sustainable agriculture, ecology, or other environmental science, OR a bachelor’s degree in an applied social science such as anthropology, resource economics, geography/GIS, sociology, communication, sustainable food systems, or environmental studies. Exceptional organization and communication skills required. GIS skills are desirable but not required. We are open to any qualified student with a strong interest in the human dimensions of agriculture and/or food systems.

Compensation: The stipend is $21,334/yr, and includes a full tuition waiver and half health insurance. GRA appointments are for 12 months with the second contingent on funding and performance.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter summarizing your experience and interests, unofficial college transcripts, and contact info for three references to Dr. Jessica Leahy at GRE score requirements waived. The deadline for applications is July 31st, 2020 or until filled. Once selected, an expedited formal application process will occur in August.
Consultant needed to carry out a Systematic Literature Review (SLR)(including creating and managing a database and creating accessible tables of key information and cases) and substantively contribute to generating a high quality peer-reviewed systematic literature review on women self-help groups in the fisheries and aquaculture. The consultant’s role includes ensuring that the SLR methodology is developed and adhered to.
PhD research assistantship - Agricultural land abandonment and fire risk in Greece
University of Idaho
Position would ideally start Spring 2021. Please find the full position description at this link:
We are particularly interested in students who have an understanding of EU agricultural policies, and ideally have Greek language experience.
M.S. or PhD research assistantship - Citizen science and water pollution risk perceptions
University of Idaho
Position would ideally start Spring 2021. Please find the full position description at this link:
Research Fellow – Forest Ownership Mapping and Small-area Estimation
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Family Forest Research Center
The Family Forest Research Center (FFRC) is seeking a full-
time Research Fellow to lead a new, two-year project to produce a high-resolution forest ownership map of the U.S. and develop techniques for estimating other forest ownership attributes for small areas. The project outcomes will be foundational to the design and implementation of forestry agency programs aimed at safeguarding the sustainability of America’s forests and will provide robust, new data for investigating
coupled natural-human systems.

The Research Fellow will create the forest ownership map by combining data from a geodatabase containing most land parcels in the U.S., as well as remotely sensed data to determine land cover. The Research Fellow will then use this map and related data sources to develop techniques to generate forest ownership statistics for attributes of interest at the county level or finer resolution. Specific attributes of interest include number of forest ownerships, harvesting behavior, management practices, and other data collected as part of the USDA Forest Service, National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS;

The FFRC is a joint partnership between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, dedicated to increasing our understanding of family forest owners ( The FFRC
is a collaborative organization that benefits from staff and partners with different specialties and experiences to conduct research and outreach.
persona Coordinadora del Programa de Agrobiodiversidad Indígena y Campesina en Centroamérica
Professor and Department Head
North Carolina State University
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University (USA) is currently inviting applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department. The Department seeks a dynamic leader with the ability to position the department for continued excellence in research, teaching, extension, and engagement well into the 21st century.

For more information about the position, including the job prospectus, the job posting, and websites for the PRTM Dept and the College of Natural Resources, please visit: Inquiries may be directed to NC State Executive Search Services at
Research assistantship focused on farmer network analysis
Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Seeking a student or recent graduate to analyze a longitudinal dataset of a farmer peer network to understand change over time (two data collection points, 1 year interval). Opportunity to provide intellectual direction to the analysis and paper writing, and authorship is possible.

• Clean and prepare data for analysis
• Analyze social network datasets, including a longitudinal analysis
• Prepare results for publication

Additional info:
• Flexible in terms of hours per week and time period, though an earlier start time is preferred.
• Must be able to work entirely remotely and have appropriate hardware to do so. I will provide software if needed.
• Compensation rate follows Brock’s rates based on education level completed

Applicants must have:
• Strong, demonstrated knowledge and skillset for social network analysis and analyzing longitudinal data
• Ability to work in Canada (already established and living in Canada)
• Ability to work independently

It would be great if applicants also had:
• Background in farmer networks and beneficial / best management practices

If you are interested, please contact Julia Baird ( and include a brief description of your experience and your CV (any papers you’ve written that are relevant would be great to see too!).
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