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Postdoctoral Fellow in Regenerative Agriculture

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Application deadline: March 20, 2020

The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont – in partnership with the global ice cream brand Ben and Jerry’s – seeks an outstanding researcher for a new Postdoctoral Fellowship in Regenerative Agriculture to explore agricultural techniques that improve farm sustainability and the environment. This position will investigate connections between agricultural practices, GHG emissions, water quality, soil health, nutrient management, and thriving farms and ecosystems.

This new position will be based at the Gund Institute, a campus-wide interdisciplinary research center, where 180 scholars and leaders collaborate to understand the interactions among ecological, social and economic systems. Gund Postdocs pursue rigorous, original research that spans traditional disciplines, advances our research themes, and targets real-world issues in environment and sustainability.

This exciting opportunity begins a new partnership with Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based certified B Corporation, which has a robust social mission prioritizing sustainable food systems, the environment, and social justice.

Candidates should propose specific research topics as part of their applications. But potential approaches – which build on UVM’s strength in sustainable agriculture – could include a range of topics, including: exploring and evaluating promising regenerative agricultural techniques to reduce GHG emissions or other negative impacts; developing tools and approaches to measure and assess the environmental, social and economic benefits of regenerative practices; or using predictive modeling and computational approaches to analyze large data sets from farms integrating regenerative agricultural practices to understand system-level impacts and opportunities.

This two-year position’s annual salary is $50,000 plus benefits, with a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research and travel. Like all Gund postdocs, this position must identify at least one Gund Fellow as advisor (co-advisors from different UVM departments are encouraged). Professional development opportunities are available, including communications and policy training. Interested candidates can learn more and apply online.

The application deadline is March 20, 2020. Please identify your interest in the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Regenerative Agriculture in your cover letter. The Gund Institute strives to build an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community.