Applied Anthropology/Sociology Postdoctoral Position

Iowa State University, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Department has an Applied Anthropology/Sociology Postdoctoral Position Available. The right applicant must have some understanding of Midwest environmental issues, including agriculture, conservation practices, water quality and wildlife habitat.

Position will work under the supervision of Dr. Jacqueline Comito, Anthropologist and Manager of Research, Adjunct Assistant Faculty with Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management.

Must have strong qualitative research skills that go beyond interviews skills to direct observation, participation in the life of the communities, coffee shop discussions, exploratory conversations, media analysis and social mapping. Position will require a good deal of travel in Iowa. Additional duties of position will include writing of journal articles, grants, reports and the occasional blog or other public outreach. Since this position is affiliated with the Iowa State University Conservation Learning Group and the award winning Iowa Learning Farms program, duties will also include some outreach and education throughout Iowa as well as public presentations. Strong writing and communication skills a must. This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual who is interested in using their research to inform and improve our community outreach and educational programs.

This is a two-year position with the possibility of an extension. Phd in anthropology or sociology is preferred but other PhDs with qualitative research experience will be considered. Would like position to start by July 10 at the latest.

Contact Jacqueline Comito,, 515-231-8002, to learn more about the position and the application process.

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