Position Announcement

Position: Agronomist/Agricultural Economist

Term: 6 to 12 months

The Soil Health Institute, a non-profit organization created to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement, seeks a professional agronomist or agricultural economist with expertise in both fields for a term appointment appropriate for a sabbatical or short-term postdoctoral assignment.  Duties include critical analysis and review of the peer-reviewed literature relating soil health promoting practices with on-farm economic impact, risk quantification, and risk management; preparation of reports and articles summarizing the literature on these topics; and creation of outreach materials to educate farmers, commodity organizations, scientists, extension personnel, and the public on the economic benefits of managing soil to sustain and enhance soil health.  A Ph.D. in agronomy or agricultural economics, with demonstrated research experience linking both fields, is required.  Research-level expertise in statistics, economic analyses, agricultural production and/or resource management practices is required.  Residence during the appointment at the Soil Health Institute’s office near RTP is preferred but negotiable. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.  To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names/contact information of four references by December, 15 2016 to Mr. Byron Rath: brath@soilhealthinstitute.org.  Position will remain open until filled.