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Communications Director Staff Position

The Berkeley Food Institute is seeking a Communications Director to develop and execute a comprehensive multidisciplinary communications program. The position is 50% (20 hours per week), with the possibility of converting to a career staff position, funding pending. Application deadline: Friday, July 24, 2015. More information here.

Sustainable Agriculture Inventory Student Assistant

Berkeley Food Institute is seeking an undergraduate student assistant to work on the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Multi-campus Inventory Project, funded by the UC Office of the President’s Global Food Initiative. The student will help gather and catalogue information about sustainable agriculture and food systems work within the UC system. Application deadline: Friday, July 11, 2015, or until filled. More information here.

James and Mary Pinchot Fellow in Sustainability Studies at Yale University

Description: Yale University is accepting applications from emerging scholars and early career faculty for appointment as the James and Mary Pinchot Fellow in Sustainability Studies. The Pinchot Fellow will be expected to assist with the mentoring of PhD, Masters and undergraduate students, as well as teach one seminar course per year in an area of sustainability studies. Otherwise, the Fellow will have the opportunity to pursue independent research. The Fellow will display early promise of excellence in research focused on issues of broad environmental significance using perspectives from the humanities, social sciences or biological/physical sciences. We are especially interested in scholars who demonstrate a commitment to excellence through diversity and who would contribute to the diversification of the field of environmental and sustainability studies.


Length of Fellowship: The appointment is available for up to three years. It will be held in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, but the Fellow will have opportunities to interact with faculty, students, and leadership across the University. Interest in collaborating with other faculty in a strongly interdisciplinary School, as well as with faculty working in cognate departments within Yale College, would be advantageous.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field and will show evidence of exceptional ability in both research and teaching. Personal experience of communities that are underrepresented in the academy, and the capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, would be an asset.


Application Instructions:Please upload: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching interests, and 5) names and contact information of four references via Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2015 and continue until the Fellowship is awarded. 


Prior to applying, candidates should explore the School’s website ( and consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School and more broadly at Yale.  


For more information about the position, contact Assistant Dean Angela Kuhne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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Volunteer Surveyor of Healthy Food Access in Metro Detroit

Looking for a volunteer surveyor to join a team interested in access to food, healthy environments, and public health to help map nutritional food access in Metro Detroit's grocery stores.

HELP survey healthy food access in Metro Detroit this summer!

The goal of this project is to create a comprehensive map of Metro Detroit (10 counties!) food stores with accurate measures of the quality and availability of fresh foods or healthy food options as defined by the NEMS survey in order to create a base of knowledge to improve the regional food system. 


·NEMS certified

·Can commit 10-15 hours a week (or whatever amount, contact us!)

·Passionate about food systems and access to healthy foods

·Learn more. . .

Questions? Contact Alex B. Hill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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