PhD in Comparative Organic Agricultural Policy

PhD in Comparative Organic Agricultural Policy
The Rural Studies PhD program in the School for Environmental
Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, has a position
for one PhD student to participate in the Comparative Organic
Agricultural Policy Research Project under the direction of Dr. John
F Devlin.  The project is
focused on dimensions of organic agricultural policy formation and
impact and associated social aspects of organic agriculture in a
variety of national and international contexts.  The successful candidate will
be guaranteed a minimum of $52,500 in cumulative financial awards
over three years.  These
awards will be composed of scholarships, teaching assistantships,
graduate research assignments or service employment.   There is also some potential
for additional income dependent upon success in award application
processes.

Conditions

The program is seeking a candidate who will
most closely meet the following conditions:

  • Demonstrates an A average in each of the past four years of
    their graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Demonstrates an
    interest in alternative, sustainable, or organic agriculture
    through work, voluntary experience, and/or publications.
  • Demonstrates an interest in agricultural policy or social
    issues in agriculture through work, voluntary experience, and/or
    publications.
  • Is a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
  • Will register in and
    maintain good standing as a full-time student in the Rural
    Studies PhD program of the University of Guelph.
  • Will relocate to the
    University of Guelph region for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Agrees to seek
    funding from SSHRC, OGS and other awards as requested and
    assisted by the Director of the Comparative Organic Agricultural
    Policy Research Project.
  • Maintains
    satisfactory research outputs as requested and assessed by the
    Director of the Comparative Organic Agricultural Policy Research
    Project.

Candidates should contact Dr. Devlin   (jdevlin@uoguelph.ca) with
a short statement of interest and attach a CV, unofficial copies
of transcripts, and a relevant sample of writing by 1 December,
2017.   The preferred
candidate will be encouraged to initiate a formal application
process for the Rural Studies PhD Program to begin in September
2018.

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Dr.John F. Devlin, Associate Professor,
Coordinator, Rural Studies PhD Program
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
University of Guelph, Tel: 519-824-4120 Ext.52575 / Fax: 519-767-1686
SEDRD Website: https://www.uoguelph.ca/sedrd/
My Website: http://www.jdevlin.net
Twitter @jfdevlin

Study International Planning and Development at the U of G
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~jdevlin/MSc-Guelph-Planning-International-Field-2017.pdf

Study Canadian Planning and Development at the U of G
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~jdevlin/MSc-Planning-Guelph-Canadian-Stream-2017.pdf