Research Graduate Assistantship in Forestry

  • Graduate Student Funding (RA, PA, TA, fellow, etc.)
  • Stevens Point, WI
  • Application deadline: 2022-01-31

College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

A research project and assistantship is available in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point for a student interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Forestry.

Project Description, Responsibilities and Requirements

The graduate assistant will contribute to all stages of a research project surveying the collective forest industry to assess professional development needs and applied research opportunities. Responsibilities include questionnaire/survey development, meeting with forest industry focus groups, data entry and analysis, and the preparation and presentation of reports and papers. Successful completion of the project will require strong communication skills, comfort speaking with forestry professionals with diverse backgrounds, the ability to organize and maintain a large data set, and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

Requirements for graduate application to UW – Stevens Point and the College of Natural Resources may be found here:

Students on a graduate assistantship must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and enroll in at least 4 credits (part-time graduate student status) during the academic year.

Funding and Compensation

The research project is funded through a federal McIntire-Stennis (MS) grant through fiscal year 2022-23. The graduate research assistantship is funded externally to the MS grant, with a two-year, half-time (20 hrs/week) appointment at $18,000 for 12 months, and a 50% or more (depending on funding availability) tuition reimbursement. With a half-time assistantship, out-of-state residents pay Wisconsin tuition rates. Minnesota residents pay tuition costs determined by the Minnesota/Wisconsin reciprocity agreement: http://www.uwsp.edu/admissions/Pages/Affordability/minnesotaReciprocity.aspx. Health insurance benefits may be available based on university policy for graduate students.

Start Date: June 2022

Application Process

Contact Dr. Les Werner (lwerner@uwsp.edu) for more information and/or to express an interest in the assistantship. The application deadline for application is January 31, 2022.

Please visit the CNR’s Graduate School webpage for detailed information on the formal application process: https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/graduateProgram/Pages/applicationProcedure.aspx

To apply for this job email your details to lwerner@uwsp.edu