The Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
Policy Studies Program
9200 Edmonston Road, Suite 117
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-1551
301-441-8777, fax: 301-220-0164, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture is a leading
non-profit research and education organization established in 1983 to
encourage the adoption of low-cost, resource- conserving,
environmentally-sound, and economically-viable farming systems. Funding is
provided by members and major foundations to underwrite a wide-ranging
program of analysis and education. The Institute publishes the quarterly
peer-reviewed American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, the monthly
newsletter Alternative Agriculture News, and varied policy studies reports.
It also conducts policy outreach with Congress and other organizations, and
sponsors an annual lecture series.
The Institute's Policy Studies Program seeks an experienced scientist to
lead its research and education program on agriculture and biodiversity.
The successful applicant will develop a nationally-recognized program of
work on topics such as the ecological implications of bio- engineered plants
and animals, the conservation of plant germplasm, policy measures to enhance
biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, and improving policy linkages
between agriculture and other natural resource systems. Primary duties will
include research leading to scientific and policy publications, educational
outreach to professional and policy audiences, securing grant support to
supplement base program funding, and contracting with external scientists
for special projects. Excellent writing and speaking skills are required to
translate the latest scientific findings for a broad policy audience.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the ecological sciences and strong
training in basic ecological principles and systems ecology. Desirable
experience includes the study of community ecology and how ecosystems
function, an understanding of agricultural systems, and significant field
work. Knowledge of the technical and policy aspects of biotechnology and
genetically engineered plants and animals as well as experience with the
development and implementation of related policies at the federal, state
and/or local levels is necessary. Demonstrated success in obtaining grant
support is also essential. Opportunities exist to hire graduate interns and
other support staff, and to work with scientists and policy analysts outside
The Institute offers competitive salaries and a significant benefits
package. Applications are invited for the open position until December 31,
1997. Please send a complete professional resume, the names and
phone/fax/email addresses of at least three references, and a selection of
three publications or educational programs that demonstrate the applicant's
proficiency in the field. Contact David E. Ervin, Director of the Policy
Studies Program, for more information.
Henry A Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
9200 Edmonston Rd Ste 117
Greenbelt MD 20770-1551
Web site: www.hawiaa.org
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