Political Ecology Network

PhD Opportunity in Food, Agriculture and Sustainability, Dartmouth College, USA

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The Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems & Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, United States) seeks applicants for fully-funded PhD study in the area of sustainability and agro-food supply chains. One position is available this year. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for conducting original research, and a commitment to methodologies that integrate the social and biophysical sciences, such as political ecology and/or science and technology studies (STS). A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the environmental social sciences (e.g., geography, environmental studies, anthropology, rural sociology or related fields) is preferable. A few examples of potential research topics include food industry sustainability initiatives, farmer perspectives on environmental change and/or technological change, or the political ecology of novel foods and food production technologies. To initiate an application please email a brief statement of interest and a CV to Professor Susanne Freidberg (freidberg@dartmouth.edu). Applications can be submitted to EEES at any time and Ph.D. programs can begin in any academic term. However, most interviews are held in February, and most new students begin in summer or fall term. Prospective students for Fall 2018 are encouraged to have their applications complete by 1 December. To learn more about the program please visit the EEES Home Page (http://sites.dartmouth.edu/EEES/) and to submit an application, please see the Dartmouth School of Graduate and Advanced Studies site (https://graduate.dartmouth.edu/admissions-financial-aid/applying-dartmouth).
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Author: Connor Joseph Cavanagh

Research Fellow, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Contact: connor.cavanagh@nmbu.no

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