MS Graduate Assistant Positions, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
$5200 and up (depending on support)+ full tuition and fee waiver
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Last Date to Apply
The Department of Biology at Austin Peay State University (APSU) invites applications for admission to our M.S. program for Fall 2021. We offer both thesis-track and non-thesis track degrees. The program comprises approximately 35 graduate students supported by research and teaching assistantships. APSU (11,000 students) is located in Clarksville, TN, 45 minutes northwest of Nashville and is in close proximity to remnant prairies, numerous parks and public lands, and diverse aquatic ecosystems. For more information about the Biology Department and resources for research, please visit The application deadline for Fall 2020 admission is March 1. For more information on application and admission requirements, see: Successful applicants may receive support from teaching or research assistantships and receive a full tuition waiver. Because support of a faculty advisor is necessary for admission to the thesis-track plan of study, interested students should communicate with potential faculty research mentors as part of the application process. The following faculty are recruiting students for the upcoming Fall 2020-21 academic year. Support of a faculty research mentor is not required for admission to the non-thesis degree track. Mollie F. Cashner ( There will be a Master's student position open in the Cashner Lab starting in the Fall 2021 semester. A variety of thesis projects are possible, but will be related to North American freshwater fishes, conservation, reproductive biology, and/or population genetics. There are opportunities for additional financial support during the summer (Graduate Research Assistant), but during the semester, students will be eligible for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) through the Biology Department. Prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr. Cashner by 17th February via email ( C.M. Gienger ( Reptile Physiology Rebecca Blanton Johansen ( Evolution, phylogeography, and conservation of freshwater fishes and crayfishes. Sergei Markov ( Research interests include: a) bacteriophage genome annotation; b) molecular hydrogen production by microorganisms and c) microalgae for biofuels and chemicals. Gilbert Pitts ( Reproductive neuroendocrinology. Particularly, control of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Stefan Woltmann ( Behavioral and breeding ecology of birds associated with forested streams; survey and ecology of imperiled grassland/prairie birds in the region. Alex Zhang ( Dr. Zhang’s research interests include bacterial infectious diseases, vaccine development, epidemiology, and bacterial genomics. Prospective Master’s degree students are encouraged to contact Dr. Zhang at Evan Rehm ( Global Change biology with an emphasis on climate change, plant community ecology, plant-animal interactions and invasive species. Prospective Master’s students are encouraged to contact Dr. Rehm before February 10th ( Don Dailey ( Molecular characterization of pathogenic bacteria; survey of bacteria responsible for zoonotic disease. Prospective Master’s students are encouraged to contact Dr. Dailey before February 17th ( Manisha Gupte ( Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and is associated with an increased risk of numerous metabolic abnormalities including Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, and Heart Failure. My primary research interest is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these pathologies in an obesogenic environment. Prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr. Gupte at Austin Peay State University embraces diversity as a core value and as essential for our effective participation in the global community. Therefore, Austin Peay State University (APSU) does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU.
Must have a minor in Biology with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. Please visit: for details on application requirements and instructions on how to apply for admissions. A separate graduate assistantship application will be available through Jobs4Govs at: Students may apply for these positions after admission to the graduate program.
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Rebecca Blanton Johansen
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