World Hunger Research Fellow

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Research Fellow

World Hunger: 12 Myths Project

The Small Planet Institute seeks an experienced research fellow to provide support to three authors working collaboratively on a sequel to World Hunger: 12 Myths. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, and Peter Rosset, and in a small organization doing groundbreaking work on hunger, poverty, food sustainability, and living democracy.


Commitment of 12-15 hours per week or more at regular, mutually agreed upon times in our Cambridge office
Must be based in the greater Boston area
Knowledge of, and background in, issues related to world hunger

Preference will be given to candidates who can stay through May.


The primary responsibilities of this Research Fellow will be two-fold: to support Ms. Lappé in conceptualizing, planning, and weaving together her contribution to the book and to assist all of the authors with research queries on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities include thinking through complex arguments and issues pertaining to the causes and solutions to world hunger, data-mining, fact-checking, creating endnotes, analyzing reports, and compiling and summarizing materials.

Skill Set:

Superb critical thinker
highly organized and detail-oriented
Motivated and able to capitalize on our collective momentum
Indefatigable literature reviewer
Contributor to the analysis and interpretation of data
Able conductor of research on book related subjects using both quantitative and qualitative research methods
Sound math skills
Pursuer of high academic standards


Experience in citation management tools, manipulating raw data (USDA ERS, FAO STAT, etc), copy-editing skills, intellectual curiosity!


This Fellowship carries a modest negotiable stipend depending on qualifications and availability.

Applications accepted until: November 30, 2013
Start Date: December 2, 2013
End Date: May 31, 2014

25 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 203
Cambridge, MA, 02138, US

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