This project will support a Doctoral Graduate Research Assistantship with Dr. Benjamin Knapp in the School of Natural Resources (https://snr.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/forestry-graduate-program/) at University of Missouri, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and Missouri Department of Conservation. This graduate assistantship will include four years of funding support ($24,000/year stipend, health insurance, tuition). The duties of this position will include completion of required coursework, field sampling throughout the Missouri Ozarks, data organization, and data analyses related to study objectives. The candidate is expected to complete a dissertation and at least three peer-reviewed publications, one of which should be published prior to graduating. Competitive candidates for this position will have a M.S. degree in forestry, natural resources, biological science, ecology or a closely related discipline, proficiency in written and oral communication, strong GRE scores, and evidence of scholastic success. The position can begin in August 2019.
To apply, please submit the following to Dr. Benjamin Knapp (knappbmissouri.edu):
1) personal statement of career goals
2) resume or curriculum vitae
3) transcripts (can be unofficial)
4) GRE scores
5) contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected.