Agricultural Resource and Environmental Economist
The Henry A. Wallace Institute
Policy Studies Program
The Henry A. Wallace Institute is a non-profit research and education
organization established in 1983 to encourage the adoption of
resource-conserving, environmentally-sound, and profitable farming systems.
Funding is provided by members and major foundations to underwrite a wide-
4ranging 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 a Ph.D. economist (with 2-5
years of experience) to conduct research and education on agricultural
resource conservation and environmental issues. The successful applicant
will develop a nationally-recognized program of work on topics such as the
management of nutrient water pollution, including animal wastes, private
and public roles in biotechnology, pesticide management, seed germplasm
conservation, natural foods markets, and other related issues. Primary
duties will include research leading to scientific and policy publications,
educational outreach to policy and professional 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 diverse policy
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in natural resource and environmental
economics with training and experience in applications to agriculture and
food systems. Desirable experience includes the analysis of
agro-environmental problems and policies related to water quality,
wildlife, air quality, rural development, and/or related issues. Formal
training or experience in the systems dimensions of environmental
management related to agriculture is also desirable. Knowledge of the
development and implementation of related policies at the federal, state
and local levels is important as well. Willingness to compete for external
grant support is essential. Opportunities exist to hire graduate interns
and other support staff, and to work with scientists and policy analysts
outside the Institute.
The Institute offers competitive salaries and a staff benefits package.
Applications are invited for the open position until June 30, 1998.
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 to Dr. David E. Ervin, Director, Policy Studies
Program, Henry A. Wallace Institute, 9200 Edmonston Road, Suite 117,
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-1551. Call 301-441-8777, fax 301-220-0164, or
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