Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Email: Laura Lawson, Dean

Additional Info:

Under the direction of the Dean of Agriculture and Urban Programs, the research associate

is expected to work independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate should have

previous experience in urban agriculture and knowledge about the New Jersey urban and

agricultural context. The candidate must be able to conduct independent research that

includes a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods. He or she should have strong

research and analytical skills, good communication and networking skills, and be able to

convey information to both scholarly and general audiences in multiple media formats

(journal, website, public relation pieces, etc.). He or she may be responsible for

conducting surveys and in-depth case studies of urban agricultural efforts in New Jersey,

assist in development of peer-reviewed articles, grant proposals, development of website

material, and public outreach related to research. The person will be responsible for

organizing meetings, symposia, and activities, including the New Jersey Youth Institute of

the World Food Prize, which is an annual event that brings high school students and

teachers to the campus. He or she will work closely with Rutgers Cooperative Extension

faculty and staff throughout the state, as well as with departments, faculty, and students.

The candidate must be able to supervise and instruct undergraduate and graduate students

working on a range of design, planning, and programming projects associated with urban

agriculture. He or she should be comfortable developing curricula associated with urban

agriculture and work with a range of disciplines. The research associate will be expected

to participate in appropriate office, school and university functions.


Candidate must have completed bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree that demonstrates

knowledge of agriculture and urban communities is preferred; this could be from a range

of disciplines. The Research Associate should be proficient in GIS, Excel, PhotoShop, and

InDesign. He or she will be responsible for the ongoing website development of the Office


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, does not discriminate on the basis of race,

color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital

status or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the University,

or with regard to admission or employment.


The job has been posted to HERC.

Active review of materials will begin July 31 and continue until the position is filled. The

successful candidate is anticipated to begin on Sept. 1, 2015. Candidates should submit a

letter of application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, and names and contact

information of three references by mail or electronically to:

Laura Lawson, Dean

Office of Agriculture and Urban Programs

c/o Department of Landscape Architecture

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

93 Lipman Drive

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8524

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