Graduate Assistantship: Soil Science

Position Announcement:
Starting Summer/Fall 2016

Graduate Research Assistant: Soil

Position Summary:
The Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences at Tarleton State University at Stephenville, Texas, is seeking a graduate student at Masters of Science level in Natural Resources with a focus on soil. Responsibilities will include duties as a teaching assistant and will also include the learner spearheaded research into landscape distribution relationships of soils, specifically a catena.

Qualification:
The candidate(s) should have degree/s in soils / agricultural /environmental / natural resources / civil, environmental, or related engineering discipline with strong background in soils. Fluency in English, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team are further essential requirements.

Salary:
The salary/stipend is $1,200 per month for a 9 month academic calendar. Subsequent summers a stipend may be possible if extramural research funds are identified. To receive summer support the student must demonstrate successful academic progress, attainment of candidacy (committee and Graduate College approved student written research proposal), and identification / availability of extramural research funds.

Anticipated Starting Date:
June 1, 2016 or the commencement of the Fall 2016 semester (August 16, 2016). Suggested application deadline to the College of Graduate Studies is ASAP for summer, and June 15 for Fall term.

Interested qualified applicants are encouraged to send their resume, unofficial transcripts, a writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Donald G. McGahan
Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Science
Tarleton State University
1333 W. Washington
T Box 0050
Stephenville, TX 76402
Phone: 254–968–9701
E-mail: mcgahan@tarleton.edu

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