The Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri is recruiting for two graduate assistantships to begin fall term 2017. Students interested in addressing critical challenges of the 21st century – including preserving our natural resources, providing safe and nutritious food for an expanding population, adapting to climate changes, and maintaining sustainable rural livelihoods – are encouraged to apply. The two assistantships can be available at either masters or PhD level, depending on the student’s background and education. To find out more about these assistantships, contact Jere Gilles, Director of Graduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org). To find out more about the Department’s faculty and research interests or to apply for admittance to the program explore the website at http://dass.missouri.edu/ruralsoc. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis, but to be considered for assistantships students must apply by March 1, 2017.”
The Chicago Botanical Garden’s Conservation and Land Management Internship Program (CLM) will be offering three different positions that will be hosted by the Burns District BLM. Each position announcement will be requesting two interns for a grand total of six available internships. Please forward this to any current or recent college graduates that may be interested in the opportunity to work in this unique northern Great Basin region!
Sorry for the short notice, but the deadline for CLM applications is January 15, 2017. To apply, visit the CLM program website at http://www.clminternship.org/
Oregon State NRCS is advertising for 6 Soil Conservationists, GS-0457-5 FPL 09, with an open date of today, 12/09/2016, and closing Thursday, 12/15/2016. With multiple locations from around Oregon, this advertisement is open to all US citizens. Click here to view on USAjobs.
Dr. Harold Zald (http://www2.humboldt.edu/fwr/faculty/detail/harold_zald) is seeking 2-3 highly-motivated students interested joining the recently created Forest Measurements and Ecology Lab (http://zaldforestlab.weebly.com) to pursue an MS degree in Forestry and Wildland Resources at Humboldt State University (http://humboldt.edu/fwr/program/graduate_degrees). For additional information regarding desired qualifications, assistantship benefits, and how to apply, see the opportunities page of the Forest Measurements and Ecology Lab website.
M.S. and Ph.D. Fellowships for Graduate Study at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
Graduate students can work on an existing project examining how Montana agricultural producers integrate climate information into decisions related to drought and water variability or students can develop new projects at the food-energy-water nexus. Both students will be trainees in the UM BRIDGES graduate program, a new NSF-funded National Research Traineeship (NRT) program (note: NRT recently replaced IGERT at NSF). The UM BRIDGES program is designed to provide trainees with interdisciplinary, translational, and professional skills that complement dissertation/thesis research and enable them to compete for a broad range of jobs after graduation. In addition to campus and field-based coursework, trainees participate in workshops, internships, co-labs, and international experiences. For more information about the UM BRIDGES program, please visit: www.umt.edu/bridges. UM BRIDGES is recruiting a cohort of students from a range of disciplines. However, students in the positions described here will work with Dr. Laurie Yung on social science research. For more information about Dr. Laurie Yung, please visit: http://www.cfc.umt.edu/personnel/details.php?ID=1127
PCAM Faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Hallo is currently seeking well-qualified applicants for the Ph.D. and M.S. programs. The selected student(s) will take a lead role in a project to apply social science research to support the implementation of a visitor use management strategy for polar bear viewing at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.