Graduate Assistantship in Natural Resources & Environmental Justice: Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Agency
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources
Location
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
Graduate assistants are paid a stipend of approximately $13,250 for 9 months each academic year.
Start Date
08/15/2022
Last Date to Apply
07/10/2022
Website
https://www3.uwsp.edu/cnr/Pages/UW-Stevens-Point-CNR-Graduate-Programs.aspx#
Description
Position Description The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point invites applications for a M.S.-level assistantship beginning in fall 2022. This graduate assistantship provides opportunities to teach undergraduate students in the CNR and to administer a College Climate Survey focused on environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, while pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Natural Resources. The CNR is interested in the administration of a college-wide survey to assess the diversity climate within the college. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Laura Anderson McIntyre. The graduate assistant will complete a master’s thesis research project. About the College of Natural Resources The strength of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources is its interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on hands-on field experiences. We embrace the philosophy of integrated natural resource management. The CNR is home to six distinct academic disciplines: Fisheries and Water Resources; Forestry; Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management; Paper Science and Chemical Engineering; Soil and Waste Resources; and Wildlife Ecology. Key Responsibilities The assistantship runs from mid-August 2022 to mid-May 2024. The position requires 20 hours per week during the academic year. The graduate assistantship has both academic and administrative duties. Academic: The graduate student will assist instructors by teaching and mentoring students in the following potential courses: • NRES 150: People, Resources, and the Biosphere • NRES 151: Ecological Basis for Natural Resource Management • NRES 250: Introduction to Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Resources • WATR 391: GIS Applications in Natural Resources Administrative: The graduate student will administer a College Climate Survey for the College of Natural Resources. Tasks will include developing a climate survey, distributing the survey within the college, analyzing data, and interpreting the results. This project will be supervised by the graduate adviser and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Required Qualifications • Undergraduate degree in natural sciences, forest recreation, natural resources management, social sciences, or a related field. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to plan and work both independently and as part of a team. • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities. • Ability to exhibit professionalism, a positive attitude, flexibility, an ability to adapt to new challenges, strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to learn. • Must meet all minimum graduate student admission requirements of UWSP and the College of Natural Resources. Preferred Qualifications Skills preferred but not required include: • Survey design and administration skills • Database management skills • Research experience (data collection, analysis, and writing) • Experience with environmental justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity issues • Teaching experience (in-person, hybrid, online) Benefits • Financial assistance: Graduate assistants are paid a stipend of approximately $13,250 for 9 months each academic year. • Out-of-state tuition waiver: If you are not a Wisconsin resident, you may be eligible for the in-state tuition rate. In 2019-20, tuition and fees for Wisconsin graduates was $4,033 a semester compared with $8,853 for out-of-state. Minnesota residents pay the reciprocity tuition rate. • Financial aid: You may be eligible for state or federal assistance in the form of loans, grants, or federal work study. For more information, contact the Financial Aid office at 715-346-4771 or Financial.Aid.Office@uwsp.edu or view information at https://www.uwsp.edu/finaid/Pages/default.aspx • Health insurance: Graduate assistants may be eligible for health insurance, with required student paid premiums. See full benefits at https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidegrad2020.pdf • Various professional development opportunities To Apply The first deadline in the application process is July 10, 2022. To apply, please submit the following: • A letter of interest that highlights your interest in the position, experiences that make you a good candidate, and your future career goals. • Resume • A copy of your undergraduate transcript (unofficial is OK) Submit your application via email to: Brenda Lackey CNR Associate Dean for Academic Affairs brenda.lackey@uwsp.edu Select candidates will be asked to advance in the process, which will include: • Completing the College of Natural Resources graduate application process at: https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/graduateProgram/Pages/applicationProcedure.aspx • Completing the UWSP graduate application process at: https://www.uwsp.edu/admissions/Pages/applying/grad-school.aspx Select Spring 2023 semester for application term. We will request your application be moved to Fall 2022. For More Information For more information about the assistantship, including profiles of past graduate assistants and their thesis research, visit https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/schmeeckle/Pages/about/grad_assistants.aspx If you have questions about this graduate assistantship or the application procedures, please contact Brenda Lackey, CNR Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, brenda.lackey@uwsp.edu.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications • Undergraduate degree in natural sciences, forest recreation, natural resources management, social sciences, or a related field. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to plan and work both independently and as part of a team. • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities. • Ability to exhibit professionalism, a positive attitude, flexibility, an ability to adapt to new challenges, strong interpersonal skills, and a desire to learn. • Must meet all minimum graduate student admission requirements of UWSP and the College of Natural Resources. Preferred Qualifications Skills preferred but not required include: • Survey design and administration skills • Database management skills • Research experience (data collection, analysis, and writing) • Experience with environmental justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity issues • Teaching experience (in-person, hybrid, online)
Contact Person
Brenda Lackey, CNR Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Contact eMail
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