University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Assistant Research Scientist / Rural Social Scientist
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Georgia, United States|
Link to full opportunity announcement: https://bit.ly/3mpUSGI
The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking applications for an Assistant Research Scientist / Rural Social Scientist with experience related to farm and ranch stress.
The position is for a new grant called the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FR-SAN for short). The purpose of FR-SAN is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming,ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. Establishing a network that assists farmers and ranchers in times of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers, and their families. The USDA/NIFA established four regional centers across the US. This position will serve in the Southern FR-SAN Region. The regional center is headed by the University of Tennessee.
The position is a 100% research, 12-month, non-tenure track, fiscal year appointment. The position is grantfunded,with an initial funded period of 2 years, potentially renewable. The occupant of this faculty position will be responsible for providing leadership for research related to the Southern Region Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN), including analyzing economic, environmental and public health data to identify research-based strategies and creating and evaluating targeted grant activities in communityareas of high need (see farmandranchstress.com for more details about FRSAN Georgia). Primary data collection will also be expected in response to informational needs that arise. Dissemination of research findings through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, in-depth collaboration with the multi-state project teams, and exploration of additional funding opportunities in relation to the farm stress initiative are expected. Computer, statistical software and other needed supports will be provided. Employment beyond the two years is dependent upon continuation of external funding.
Requirements: Candidates must have an earned Doctoral degree (at the time of appointment) in Human Development and Family Science, Sociology, or a closely related area (e.g., social work, psychology, public health, evaluation). Candidates must have at least 2 years of demonstrated research experience related to occupational and work-related stress in rural communities. Research achievements should include a record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. For additional information about the criteria for appointment, please refer to the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Research Scientists. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated evidence of funded grants and contracts, particularly those relevant to farm stress or rural communities.
Responsibilities: Create a model for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network in Georgia. Provide leadership for literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, reports and journal publications related to farmer/farm family stress and effective research- tested programming/resources to reduce that stress. Provide leadership for development and implementation of process and outcome evaluation for the Georgia project components of the regional effort. Work with FRSAN team (including PI’s, field coordinators, project coordinator) to disseminate evaluation results in multiple dissemination formats. Review and synthesize key findings of the Georgia needs assessment, and provide leadership for ongoing development and evaluation of outcomes/activities identified through the needs assessment. Engage with the multi-state project teams to meet needs and identify resources across collaborating states. The position’s home base will be in Athens, Georgia; regular travel to other areas of Georgia will be required.
Formal applications should be submitted at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/226197
|Primary Category:||Public Health