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Graduate Student Research Assistantship

University of Georgia
Job Field:
Community Forestry & Arboriculture
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Job Description:

Seeking a graduate student at the M.S. or Ph.D. levels with an interest in urban natural resource management. The student will be part of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. The student will examine trends, policies, and practices of the insurance and tree care industries impacting climate smart urban tree management. The student will collaborate with colleagues at Auburn University and the University of Alabama. The student’s stipend will be paid via a research assistantship which will cover the student’s salary year‐round. Tuition will be waived. Additional fellowships are available through the University of Georgia and Warnell School (‐fellowships).  


‐ Strong organization and communication skills

‐ Excellent English verbal and written skills

‐ Comfortable with using statistical methodologies 

 ‐ Experience using GIS software ‐ Interest in social science research  

‐ Valid U.S. driver’s license and willingness to travel

‐ Commitment to publishing peer‐reviewed scientific articles and present research at conferences

The position includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Associated fees are the student’s responsibility.
How to Apply:

Apply as soon as possible (the position will remain open until filled). Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file containing the following materials to Jason Gordon (  

‐ Resume (education, work/research experience, contact info for 3 references).

‐ Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable).

‐ A writing sample (research paper preferred).  

‐ A cover letter detailing (1) research interests, career goals, and experience and (2) how these interests and experiences will translate to being a successful graduate student and collaborator.  

‐ Mark the subject of your application email as “Urban Forestry Assistantship Application.”  

The individual selected for the assistantship will then need to apply for admission to the Warnell School graduate program:‐students

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