March 08, 2012
Agriculture / Education
The Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University invites applications for a three-year Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Food Systems to assist in research, outreach, and public program coordination in Indianapolis. Applicants with training in sustainable agriculture, urban ecology, urban planning, environmental policy, environmental studies, or related discipline are encouraged to apply. Master’s degree is required and PhD is highly desirable. Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is desirable. Applicants with experience and interest in interacting with culturally diverse groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Fellow will work with faculty and staff in the Center for Urban Ecology as well as the leaders in the food system of Indianapolis to accelerate recent initiatives connecting urban ecology to urban agriculture (UA), UA to Indianapolis communities, and Indianapolis communities to their broader foodsheds. Specific tasks include:
Development of programmatic activities that link existing and future UA sites with the larger Indianapolis food system and pilot programmatic activities at a established site based on ecological principles
Collaboration with academic researchers and other stakeholders to use a geodatabase to produce research and outreach materials related to UA and facilitate dissemination of these materials
Development of methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and future UA programmatic activities at accomplishing community development, food access, and/or environmental restoration goals
Working with CUE staff and other leading stakeholders to establish a Food Council for Indianapolis
Teach one course in the fall and spring semesters in urban ecology or a related subject in the applicant’s area of expertise
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Fellow will also be provided with full benefits including health insurance.
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Deadline: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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