[Caglist] Funded PhD Position at Carleton University – Civil Society and Social Movement Engagement in Food Systems Governance

Civil Society and Social Movement Engagement in Food
Systems Governance


Dr. Charles Levkoe (Canada Research
Chair in Sustainable Food Systems and Associate Professor at Lakehead
University and Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University) and Drs. Patricia
Ballamingie and Peter Andrée (both Associate Professors at Carleton University)
seek an outstanding PhD student to pursue doctoral studies in the Department of
Geography & Environmental Studies at Carleton, beginning Fall 2019.


We seek an
exceptional candidate to undertake doctoral-level research focusing on the ways
that civil society and social movement organizations engage in food systems
governance at the national (and global) level. This research will explore the
successes, challenges and future opportunities of establishing new
collaborative governance processes that aim to build healthy, equitable and
sustainable food systems. The successful candidate must have experience and
interest in conducting community-based, action research and working closely
with food systems organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors.


Funding for a one-year research assistantship has been
secured at the rate of $10,000 and we are aiming to offer $10,000/year for another 3 years, pending satisfactory
performance and funding availability. On top of the research assistantship
funding, there are departmental and faculty scholarships and supports that will
comprise a competitive funding offer for the successful candidate. The successful Ph.D.
candidate will support the development, coordination and research for the Civil Society and
Social Movement Engagement in Food Systems Governance project. Additionally,
the student will be
expected to actively work towards establishing a strong publication record and
assisting in seeking external funding. Thesis research does not necessarily
need to coincide directly with the topic of the assistantship.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, a CV,
transcripts and contact details for two references via email to: Charles Levkoe
Patricia Ballamingie (patricia.ballamingie@carleton.ca),
and Peter Andrée (peter.andree@carleton.ca) by Sunday
January 27, 2019. The successful candidate must also apply to (and be accepted into)
the Ph.D. program at Carleton University in the Department of Geography and
Environmental Studies and plan to begin their
studies in September 2019.  However, if your application to the department is contingent on this
Research Assistantship, please wait until after the selection process has taken
place to apply.

For more information on the PhD in
Geography, go to: http://bit.ly/2fSGp6w

If you are interested in combining
the PhD in Geography with a specialization in Political Economy, go to: http://bit.ly/2WmaewS

Dr. Charles Levkoe: http://bit.ly/2Rgs54W

Dr. Patricia Ballamingie: http://bit.ly/2yXFfyM

Dr. Peter Andrée: http://bit.ly/2RgsrZk

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