Job Announcements in Agriculture and Food Sectors

The following job announcements in the agricultural and food sectors were brought to the attention of the US Agriculture & Food Law and Policy Blog, and so now we bring them to your attention.

USDA GIPSA: there are three vacancies for attorney positions with US Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration. The announcements close on March 8, 2010. Applicants must be admitted to the bar of a state, a U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. The vacancies are in three different locations, so separate applications must be submitted for each location the applicant in which the applicant is interested in applying for.
The locations and links are: Aurora/Denver, CO-click here or here.; Atlanta, GA-click here or here.; and Des Moines, IA-click here or here.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls: UW-River Falls is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department "with specialization in agribusiness management." According to the announcement, the position is "full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position with partial summer funding for supervising student internships. Start date is August 23, 2010. Inquiries should be addressed to Gregg Hadley, Associate Professor Agricultural Economics, Search Committee Chair. Email Prof. Hadley at To learn more about the position, click here.

Iowa State University: The Department of Economics at Iowa State University is looking for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in agricultural economics "with an emphasis on livestock issues. The position is approximately 65% extension, 20% research, and 15% teaching." The anticipated start date is July 1, 2010. Review of applicants will begin on April 2, 2010. Applicants must apply using the university's online system, which can be accessed by clicking here. Candidates "should be prepared to attach a letter of application, a curriculum vita, at least one research paper, and evidence of extension and/or teaching effectiveness." Applicants that are currently at the associate professor or professor level should include three references, while assistant professor level applicants "should attach unofficial graduate transcripts and arrange for three letters of reference." The contact for this position is GianCarlo Moschini, (515) 294-5761.

Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development (RC & D): The Southern Iowa RC & D is seeking a local food coordinator position, at the project manager level. The position is out of the Creston, IA office. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Letters and resumes shoudl be submitted by March 1, 2010 to Southern Iowa RC & D Inc., East Taylor St., Creston, IA 50801. Applicants can also call (641) 782-7058 ext. 102.

Posted: 02/22/10