First Nations Graduate Assistant – Wisconsin Sea Grant: Green Bay

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Graduate Assistantships
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The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks a First Nations graduate assistant to support educational and outreach programming under the Water Quality and Coastal Communities Specialist. The assistant will develop an interdisciplinary and place-based project or thesis-based research to further the missions of Wisconsin Sea Grant, UW-GB Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and UW-GB First Nations Education. Graduate study will focus on the First Nation cultural heritage, Indigenous knowledge and/or ecological biodiversity of the lower bay of Green Bay and surrounding area. Duties under these program areas may include, but is not limited to: • Indigenous knowledge and historical research through social science data collection, analysis and reporting. • Development and implementation of outreach and educational events, communications, and materials. • Scientific ecological knowledge collection through field data collection and monitoring. • Community and stakeholder engagement. • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis. Appointment: 50% time graduate assistant position expected to extend through May 2022 contingent upon training progress, funding availability, program needs, and satisfactory performance. This is a 9-month appointment that includes a salary of $1,275.61/month, tuition remission, health insurance, and other fringe benefits. This position will remain open until filled. To be considered, please provide a cover letter, resume, three references and transcripts (official or unofficial) in a single pdf file to: Julia Noordyk University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 2420 Nicolet Dr. MAC 212 Green Bay, WI 54311 email:
Requirements: • Courses and/or work experience in fields like First Nations education, social science (e.g., sociology and anthropology), humanities, archeological studies, environmental and sustainability studies, water resources management, coastal and marine science, public policy or other related fields. • Experience or interest in applying social science to natural resource management topics. • Knowledge of and interest in First Nations and Great Lakes coastal communities. • Outstanding written and oral communication skills. • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate effectively with professional staff. • Attention to detail, organized work habits, and self-directed. • The candidate must be enrolled or eligible for enrollment at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in the Environmental Science & Policy or First Nations Education graduate programs for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters. Please see the UW-GB Graduate Studies website for more information regarding minimum admission requirements.
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