Open RA and TA Positions
Open Teaching Assistantships
Each semester the College of Natural Resources has several teaching assistantships available for meritorious graduate students. Some of these teaching assistantships include a waiver of resident tuition and fees. If you are interested in potentially becoming a teaching assistant please discuss this option with your intended graduate advisor.
Open Research Assistantships
The University of Idaho has been awarded a five-year grant by the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program.
The grant program is titled: "Adaptation to change in water resources: science to inform decision-making across disciplines, cultures and scales."
The project will support 24 doctoral students who will work in interdisciplinary teams. Faculty participants include members from seven colleges and 12 departments/programs at the University of Idaho and four institutions in Chile and Canada.For more information go to http://www.uidaho.edu/cals/departments/water-resources/igert
The University of Idaho seeks a MS or PhD graduate student in wildfire ecology. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Arjan Meddens and Crystal Kolden to examine the ecological importance of wildfire refugia. The project is fully funded for 2 years under an award from the Joint Fire Science Program. The successful candidate will be housed in the College of Natural Resources and will analyze field and geospatial data to locate and rank the importance of unburned areas within fire perimeters. Areas that do not burn within fire perimeters can act as fire refugia, providing (1) protection from the detrimental effects of the fire, (2) seed sources, and (3) post-fire habitat for plants and animals. This highly relevant research will aim to improve ecosystem resilience to future disturbances across the larger landscape under rapidly changing climate conditions.
Requirements: A strong quantitative background, as demonstrated by courses taken, programming skills, and GRE scores, is required. Field experience and a well-rounded educational background in ecology, geography, and fire science is desired. The position will begin in the Summer of 2017.
This position has 2 years of Research Assistant funding available with the possibility of more funding on a similar project following the first two years for PhD students. Annual compensation package is competitive and depends upon degree sought (MS or PHD) and experience.
If you like to be considered for the position, please send a letter of interest and a CV to Arjan Meddens (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spring and Fall 2017:The Department of Natural Resources and Society is seeking applications from highly qualified candidates interested in an MS in Natural Resources. This Assistantship is focused on analysis of visitor use and the development of travel management plans and projects for the Bureau of Land Management. It will include public participation and stakeholder outreach activities under direction of UI faculty and BLM personnel. For more information contact Dr. Patrick Wilson (email@example.com) or Dr. Travis Paveglio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spring and Fall 2017:The Policy Analysis Group at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for immediate review. We are looking for highly qualified candidates committed to pursuing a PhD focused on understanding the impacts of drought, wildfire, and other disturbances on communities and the forest products sector. The successful candidate will work closely with communities and businesses to identify and evaluate forest sector supply chain policies and policy systems in the Interior West. Students should have interest in public land management, governance systems, program evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. For more information contact Dr. Dennis Becker (email@example.com).
Fall 2017:The Department of Natural Resources and Society, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, is seeking highly qualified candidates committed to pursuing a PhD focused on social science research on public lands management, participatory decision making, recreational and visitor use of public lands, and travel management. For more information contact Dr. Patrick Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Travis Paveglio (email@example.com).
Fall 2017:The Department of Natural Resources and Society and the Policy Analysis Group at the University of Idaho seeks a highly qualified candidate to pursue a PhD focused on understanding the ways in which communities adapt and respond to wildfire risk. The successful candidate will work closely with communities and local authorities in the western US to identify their policy preferences and mitigation strategies. Interested applicants should have interest in community decision making, wildfire planning, policy evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. For more information contact Dr. Travis Paveglio (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Dennis Becker (email@example.com).
Fall 2017:The Policy Analysis Group at the University of Idaho is seeking a highly qualified candidate to pursue an MS focused on evaluating natural resource policy systems and methods of analysis. Students should have broad interest in a variety of natural resource topics relevant to the Policy Analysis Group. For more information contact Dr. Dennis Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If your appointment as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or a combination equals 20 hours a week then the current policy of the University of Idaho is to waive non-resident tuition and fees. However, prior to accepting any offer we encourage to check with your intended graduate advisor as to what tuition or additional fees you may be reasonable for.