Monday, November 30, 2015

Food Law Academic Specialist (Teaching), Michigan State University

Michigan State University is accepting applications for a new position: Food Law Academic Specialist (Teaching).

The Academic Specialist will teach a classroom, undergraduate course in United States food law, develop and teach an online version of the same course, assist with other online food law courses, and provide other initiatives of the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR). The position is a full-time, annual year position.

A more complete description is attached. To apply, visit the MSU Applicant Web page. Search for job #2454.

Questions about the application process should be directed to Mary Anne Verleger at (517) 355–8295 or

For questions about the positions, please contact Neal Fortin, IFLR Director, E-mail:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

College of the Atlantic: Faculty Position in Food & Sustainable Agriculture Systems

College of the Atlantic
Faculty Position Available in Food & Sustainable Agriculture Systems
Published November 14, 2015
Apply by December 15, 2015

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year that prepare students to explore social, cultural, political, ecological, and economic implications of food systems within the broad-based transdisciplinary curriculum of the College.

These courses should utilize a range of methodological approaches in the subject areas of sustainable agriculture, food systems, farm and food policy, and the political ecology of local and global food systems. Other topical areas of interest are: food justice, agrarian studies, rural-urban food security, and the emerging field of aquaculture.

Candidates must have a terminal degree and/or significant equivalent professional experience. The field of academic specialization is open. We encourage applicants from across the sciences, social sciences and humanities who are comfortable working collaboratively – with colleagues from different disciplinary traditions and on farms, with farmers. Our two organic farms ( provide both formal and informal teaching and learning opportunities for our students. The successful candidate must have a track record of excellent teaching, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels, the ability to teach across disciplines, and the capacity to engage students in projects both on and off campus. Advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies, and contributing to college governance and service are part of the responsibilities of faculty membership.

COA is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 students and 35 faculty – where theory is tied to practice. Faculty are not organized via departments and all students design their own major in Human Ecology (BA, MPhil).  The average class size is 13. Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and seeks to understand the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter that speaks to their unique qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three relevant course descriptions in a single PDF file to by December 15, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full-time faculty appointments are unranked and salaries are calculated according to earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

This is an endowed faculty chair.  College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer.  Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance COA’s ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Agricultural Mediation Program Coordinator, State of Maryland

Maryland Department of Agriculture Marketing Services is currently recruiting for a permanent position:

Agricultural Mediation Program Coordinator (Administrator II) Job # 15-002587-0039, Closing date 12/2/15.

Interested candidates can view the job announcement and apply via this link Agricultural Mediation Program Coordinator . Information on state jobs and benefits can be found on the Department of Budget & Management website at

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Legal Aid - Nebraska Farm & Ranch Project

Legal Aid of Nebraska is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Farm & Ranch Project.  Must have law degree and eligible to practice law in Nebraska, have familiarity with issues facing underserved rural residents, agricultural communities, and/or food production more generally and have a demonstrated interest or experience in advancing goal of equal justice for all.  See the full announcement and contact information at :  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston is hiring at the associate professor and full professor level in (1) food industry marketing and management and (2) food policy implementation and evaluation, among others. Applicants may include researchers in business, economics, psychology, and law, as well as public health and nutrition. The Friedman School brings together biomedical, social, behavioral, public health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that improves the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world.

Food Industry Marketing and Management


Food Policy Implementation and Evaluation


Other open searches at the Friedman School

Friday, November 6, 2015

Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Progressive Maine Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree seeks an experienced and proactive legislative assistant to handle her sustainable agriculture legislative portfolio and other legislative issues in her Washington D.C. office. Congresswoman Pingree is a national leader on local food and sustainable agriculture issues and the ideal candidate should have strong connections in these issue areas. Excellent writing and analytical skills, a proven record of generating and advancing legislative ideas, and a demonstrated ability to work with other offices and committees to advance the member’s agenda are important. Experience on Capitol Hill either in a Member office/committee or as an outside advocate is desired. The legislative assistant will be responsible for developing initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor statements, and representing the Member in meetings and working closely with the district staff on outreach opportunities.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Position will begin January 2016.

Government Affairs Associate, The Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association is proud to be the voice of the $39B U.S. organic industry on Capitol Hill, and we’re looking for a Government Affairs Associate to join our high-functioning policy team. Are you motivated by legislative analysis, coalition building, Congressional outreach, and advocacy work? Are you excited about working in the fastest growing sector of food and agriculture? The Government Affairs Associate will assist in development of policy strategy through legislative engagement. If you have experience in grassroots or legislative advocacy and are a strong analyst, writer and communicator, we would like to learn more about your experience and interests.

To learn more, see the full job description.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to