Union of Concerned Scientists Policy Brief

Leveling the Field: Creating Farming Opportunities for Black People, Indigenous People, and Other People of Color



APPLY BY JULY 15, 2020

Duke University’s World Food Policy Center is seeking a researcher to join our team and lead development of several new projects. Candidates must have experience conducting quantitative research studies, especially with those skill sets typically acquired through a Master’s Degree or PhD (in fields such as Public Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Psychology, Public Policy, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, or a related field). Preference for candidates with a strong publication record, policy interests, and funding history. Additional qualitative skills would be a plus, but the focus will be a on a strong quantitative record.

The position will develop publications and reports for both academic and non-academic audiences. We approach all of our work from a racial equity perspective, and encourage candidates with lived experience as a result of inequities in our food system to apply.  Please submit a resume AND cover letter on Duke’s website by July 15, 2020 for consideration.

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Our vision for The Leading Voices in Food podcast series is to offer wide-ranging perspectives and knowledge from researchers, community leaders, policy-makers, farmers and more. We will feature topics across the food system spectrum such as food insecurity, obesity, agriculture, access and equity, food safety, food defense, and food policy issues.

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Duke University’s World Food Policy Center develops coordinated and inclusive food policies. Our approach bridges key areas of food policies and systems to improve human wellbeing, environmental health, and equity. At the heart of this work, we learn from and connect unique voices—including people most affected by food system challenges.

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Departments and programs across Duke offers a wealth of undergraduate and graduate courses that can inform and empower students interested in making change within the dynamic world of food systems.

The WFPC will gladly talk with and advise any student with an interest in food policy and food system equity.

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