PhD Research Assistantship at Texas Tech University Available

I seek a PhD student for a research assistantship in the Landscape Ecology and Fire (LEAF) Lab at Texas Tech University, beginning August 2021. Three years of full support ($25,000/yr stipend plus tuition, fees, and fringe benefits) are available through a USDA Hispanic Serving Institution Education Grant, with additional support contingent on funding. The student will help mentor undergraduate cohorts through The Bridge Adventure Program, a program that aims to foster diversity and inclusion through field-based experiential learning opportunities, including regular excursions for mentored research, service learning, and community-building adventure. The PhD student will serve in a leadership role in the program while earning a doctoral degree in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management and conducting dissertation research under the advisement of Dr. Nathan Gill. The student will be at liberty to decide, with advisor input, the nature of research questions for dissertation chapters related to the broader research agenda of the LEAF Lab, including fire regime change in the Great Plains and/or Southern Rockies, invasive plants and fire behavior, and landscape ecology. Applicants should submit a resume/cv and 1-page cover letter to nathan.gill@ttu.edu to describe their interest in the position by December 1, 2020. Please include contact information for at least two references in the cv or cover letter. Additional USDA support may be available to applicants from historically underrepresented communities; such students are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit our website or send questions directly to Dr. Gill.

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