Wednesday, August 29, 2012

International Fellowships in Eastern Europe

While this opportunity is not agricultural or food law related, your proposal to participate certainly could be. Agricultural and food law issues are critical in these countries.

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)
Short Term Travel Grants Program (STG)

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program.
 These innovative and flexible programs offer U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. Fellowships provide international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.
The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to conduct policy-relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
·         Eligibility: Master’s students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
·         Information and online application: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)
·         Deadline:  November 14, 2012
·         Examples of Recently-Funded Research Topics: Role of Social Media in Political Engagement, Peace Education in Post-Conflict Settings, Cultural Identity and Nation Building, Migration Studies
·         Contact: By email at or by telephone at 202-628-8188
The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a short-term, flexible program for postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct targeted, policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
·         Eligibility: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be US citizens.
·         Information and online application Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG)
·         Deadline:  February 6, 2013
·         Examples of Recently-Funded Research Topics:  Regional Economic Development, Islamic Influence in Central Asia, Human and Civil Rights in Eastern Europe, Gender and Politics
·         Contact: By email at or by telephone at 202-628-8188

Countries Eligible for Research:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

IARO and STG are funded by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Program


Associate Dean for Environmental Programs - Vermont

Associate Dean for Environmental Programs

Vermont Law School invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Environmental Programs, a faculty position.  The Associate Dean sets the strategic direction for, and oversees the administration of, the Environmental Law Center (ELC), which houses the largest and deepest environmental law program in the country.  Candidates with appointments at other law schools, those who are currently in practice or doing significant policy work, and those who currently hold executive positions at NGOs or in business are all encouraged to apply.  The next ELC director replaces Marc Mihaly, who was promoted to President and Dean of Vermont Law School this year.  A detailed position description is posted here:

Candidates must have a JD degree and be qualified to teach in the environmental program.  They must also possess excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, and team building/collaboration skills. Experience in administration and/or management is preferred along with either broad experience in different areas of legal practice in the environmental arena or a record of education development as well as a demonstrated ability to innovate and lead.

Faculty at Vermont Law School take seriously our mission to educate lawyers for the community and the world, and believe that our scholarship, teaching, and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities.  We embody the spirit of Vermont -- independence and diversity in people and in politics. We have the good fortune to be located in a state and region that offer numerous opportunities for engaged participation in civic life as well as a lifestyle found at few other law schools.

Vermont Law School embraces diversity in its recruitment and hiring efforts.  Accordingly, candidates of color, women, and those from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.  Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume by October 1, 2012. Electronic applications are preferred and should be e-mailed to:

Appointments Committee: Pat Parenteau (Chair), John Echeverria, Stephanie Farrior, Cheryl Hanna, Michael Dworkin, Mark Latham, Rebecca Purdom, Stephen Dycus.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Oklahoma College of Law: Agricultural Law Teaching

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is pleased to continue its multi-year hiring campaign to recruit top faculty to our flagship state law school. Over the past decade, the College of Law has built world-class facilities, attracted exceptional students and faculty, and dramatically increased endowed faculty positions and resources.  We are committed to building on this momentum and have openings for tenure-track positions or tenured positions at the ranks of Associate or full Professors.  We have a particular curricular need for faculty with expertise and interest in Natural Resources Law, Administrative Law, Energy Law, Water Law, Biotechnology Law, and Agriculture Law.

The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, a college town near Oklahoma City, which has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to live.  As an equal opportunity employer, the University encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would further diversify our faculty.  Applicants should possess a J.D. or equivalent academic degree, strong academic credentials, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Application review will begin immediately, but the positions will remain open until filled.  The College of Law will participate in the AALS hiring process, but interested candidates may also apply directly by sending a cover letter and vitae to Dawn Tomlins [], Assistant to the Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Rd., Norman, OK 73019.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

West Virginia Land Use Clinic

The University of West Virginia is advertising for a "Supporting Land Use Attorney."  The position is described as follows:                                                

This position is responsible for assisting the Lead Land Use Attorney with outreach, education and training directed at county and local government officials to promote adoption of sustainable land use policies and practices, including responsibility for assisting in two 4-day intensive training programs each year for local government officials within specified West Virginia watersheds.  The training will be modeled after the Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) program at the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School, the national leader in such education and training programs.

Here is a direct link to the job posting and much more information.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Policy Director: Friends of Family Farmers in Oregon

Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) is a grassroots organization promoting
sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the
ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise
while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through
education, advocacy, and community organizing, FoFF supports socially and
environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to
shape healthy rural and urban communities.

FoFF is currently hiring for two positions - Policy Director and  a part-time
Director of Administration and Finance.  Please view the details on our

Michele Knaus
Executive Director, Friends of Family Farmers

Saturday, August 18, 2012

TAMU Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist - Attorney at Law

Position Title: Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist-Attorney at Law
 Appointment: 100% Extension appointment, non-tenure track

 General Duties and Responsibilities:   Responsibilities involve statewide leadership and coordination for Extension education programs and applied research in Agricultural Law by providing technical expertise and  educational program development.   Primary audiences include agricultural producers, landowners, agricultural businesses, regional and state leaders, federal and state employees, trade associations, other agencies/groups, and media.  Responsibilities require individual and team efforts to plan, develop, implement and evaluate curricula, extension education programs, and applied research related to Agricultural Law issues affecting clientele.  Educational program delivery will include Extension and peer reviewed publications, workshops, conferences, electronic and mass media releases. Emphasis on landowner liability/property rights and conflicts, oil, gas, wind energy leases, real estate/property law, hunting, water, and environmental issues.  The individual also will be responsible for developing grant & contract proposals where appropriate to support the applied research and Extension efforts for the position.  The successful candidate will be expected to cooperate with District Based Extension Economists, District Extension Administrators, County Extension Agents, Regional Program Directors, and other specialists, as necessary in developing and delivering nationally recognized programs for Extension faculty and clientele, and in the interpretation of agricultural law within the agency.  Travel in- and out-of-state is necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.

 Administrative Relationships:  The individual will report to the department of Agricultural Economics and be adloc to 07-122000.

Qualifications: A Law Degree (JD), be a licensed practicing lawyer in Texas within two years of hire and a Bachelors required, Masters or PhD degree preferred in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business, or closely related field.  The candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, cooperate as a team member, lead Extension/applied research efforts, and display a willingness to be involved in outreach education with constituency groups.

 Agency Description:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

 Headquarters: College Station, TX
 Area Served:  Statewide
 Facilities:  AGLS Building

 Closing Date for Applications:  October 1, 2012, or until the position is filled.

 Date Position is Available:  September 1, 2012.

Application Process:  Go to greatjobs website to apply electronically.
Refer to Notice of Vacancy (NOV) # 06298

Parr Rosson, Professor and Department Head
Department of Agricultural Economics
2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124
Phone: 979-845-2116; fax 979-862-1563

 The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tips on Getting a Federal Gov't Job

Federal job opportunities are posted on the USAJOBS website. This website also has helpful information about these opportunities and how a job seeker can best compete for a job.  For example, there is advice on preparing your resume and applying for federal jobs. These tips are available on the USA JOBs website at the Most Effective Resumes link.  Other helpful information about federal government jobs is available at the USA JOBS Resource Center.  And, here is a video that provides guidelines on writing your resume for a federal job application.