PhD assistantship- Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources- NC State university

PhD assistantship- Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources- NC State university

For prospective graduate students interested in

  • environment & development economics;
  • socio-hydrological modeling;
  • forest ecosystem services;
  • deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Announcing an RA position for a PhD student in the economics track of Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State University, starting in August 2021. The student in this position will support the interdisciplinary and international project “Connections between Water and Rural Production: Sociohydrological Systems on a Tropical Forest Frontier,” funded by NSF and led at NC State by Dr. Erin Sills.

The student in this position will pursue a PhD in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and may also become a student affiliate of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy.

Required: masters degree in relevant field; econometrics or statistics and data management skills; coursework in microeconomics; ability to communicate and cooperate with interdisciplinary and international team of scientists

Preferred: familiarity with STATA and GIS; ability to read Portuguese (possibly based on knowledge of Spanish); and interest in issues at the interface of environment and development, including tropical deforestation

Benefits: annual stipend of $20,000, tuition, and health insurance for three years; travel to participate in project meeting at partner university and to present results at a conference in the US

To apply: email an expression of interest and resume to Dr. Sills, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; submit an application (including GRE scores and TOEFL if relevant) to the graduate school at NC State University. Women and underrepresented minorities are encourage to apply. All applications received by February 15, 2021 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

More information: Join us for Graduate Virtual Open House to discover how the NC State College of Natural Resources can help you invest in your future and take your career to the next level! On both dates (12/1 and 12/2), sessions will be offered between 4 – 6:30 p.m. EST. To register,  fill out this form. This event is free of charge.


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