Two Part-time Research Assistants for Urban Agriculture Food/Energy/Water Nexus Project
Scaling up urban agriculture sustainably requires optimizing the nexus of food, energy, and water that is consumed and produced by urban farms and gardens. This three-year National Science Foundation-funded project will track resource flows and the social dimensions of urban agriculture projects in five countries (Poland, UK, France, Germany, US) and create a digital platform for urban farmers to contribute data on their operations that will enable them to better understand and manage their farms and gardens. The US case study is the Farms at NYCHA project, six large-scale urban farms located within NYCHA developments in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.
City University New York City (CUNY) is seeking up to two research assistants to help with the following research tasks:
- Data collection, including regular site visits to the farms
- Development and maintenance of a data platform
- Data coding
- Data analysis
- Summarization of results and report drafting
- General project support
All candidates are required to have at least two years of research experience including data collection and analysis, and familiarity with databases and statistical software. Knowledge of urban agriculture, ecology, environmental health, or public health is desired. A Masters degree in a relevant field (public health, urban planning, ecology, geography) is desired. Positions are currently open, and are funded through June 2021. Position 1 requires a commitment of approximately 7 hours/week and position 2 requires a commitment of approximately 12 hours/week. Salaries depend on qualifications and range from approximately $25 to $33/hour.
To apply, please send a cover letter, sample of your research, and a resume or CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positions will remain open until filled.