Friday, January 19, 2007

 

PhD STUDENT or POSTDOC: Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (Michigan State)

A Ph.D. student or postdoctoral associate is sought to expand interdisciplinary studies on coupled human and natural systems (e.g., ecological and economic effects of natural resource management; effects of household dynamics on the environment such as biodiversity, landscapes, and natural resources; environmental effects of economic globalization; reciprocal interactions between human and natural systems such as ecosystem services). The department is looking for highly motivated applicants with backgrounds in one or more fields, such as ecology, human demography, sociology, economics, geography, wildlife biology, biodiversity conservation, land use and land cover change, policy analysis, and human-environment interactions. Interests in integrating natural and social sciences are required. Strong quantitative skills (e.g., remote sensing, geographic information systems, computer modeling, mathematics, and/or statistics) are desirable. Stipends/salaries and benefits are competitive. Start date is negotiable. Reviews of applications will be conducted periodically and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are encouraged to provide the following materials as soon as possible: (1) cover letter indicating general and specific research interests/experiences, (2) statement of professional goals (e.g., plans after finishing the doctoral or postdoctoral training), (3) resume, (4) transcripts, (5) list of three references (names, email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses), and (6) GRE scores and TOEFL scores (TOEFL scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English). Please email, mail, or fax all application materials to: Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA, Fax +1-517-432-1699, email: jliu @panda.msu.edu.

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