MS Opportunity @ Tulane

Agency
Tulane University
Location
New Orleans
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
dependent on experience
Start Date
08/05/2019
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2019
Website
http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/eebio/
Description
‘Plus One’ MS opportunities in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University (http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/eebio/) encourages applications to our ‘Plus One’ MS program, a one-year, non-thesis MS program. The Plus One degree program is designed for students who are interested in seeking employment with environmental agencies of federal, state, and municipal government; non-governmental organizations; and in private industry, including environmental consulting firms. The program also will be useful for students planning to enter more advanced professional degree programs (e.g., law, public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, natural resources management) and for students intent on pursuing additional academic training (e.g., Ph.D. degree programs). The program is also useful for students seeking to strengthen teaching skills and pedagogy for a future career in education. Students have freedom to design the program to meet their educational and professional needs, but typically elect to pursue one of three tracks in the program: (1) Research, in which students work closely with a tenured or tenure-track faculty mentor, with the goal of strengthening research capacity and potentially producing a peer-reviewed publication; these students typically use this track as a stepping stone to a Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related field. (2) Pedagogy, in which students work closely with one or more teaching faculty mentors, with the goal of strengthening teaching experience and skills, including the option to serve as an Teaching Fellow in EBIO 1010, Diversity of Life; these students typically go on to teach at the high school or elementary school level or otherwise engage in educational activities. (3) Knowledge base, in which students work with the Graduate Studies coordinator or other faculty member to identify courses required to bolster transcripts and knowledge base; these students typically go on to apply to professional degree programs such as law, medical, or veterinary schools or join the workforce. We have established a strong track record of assisting Plus One students to meet their professional and educational goals. Recent graduates from the program are currently in highly regarded PhD programs, law schools, medical schools and vet schools; teaching in high schools; and working in industry and governmental and non-governmental agencies. Our department houses a strong team of outstanding researchers and educators, with established strengths in coastal and tropical systems. We are committed to promoting diversity in STEM, and particularly welcome applications from members of groups that are traditionally under-represented in the field of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Students are encouraged to directly contact the faculty member or members they are interested in working with as advisors. Dr. Hank Bart (Email: hbartjr@tulane.edu; Website: http://people.tubri.org/hank/), whose research interests focus on ecology and systematics of freshwater fishes and amphibians Dr. Dorothy Cheruiyot (Email: dcheruiyot@tulane.edu), a Professor of the Practice who can advise students interested in pedagogy, as well as students in research on plants and animal interactions, elemental defense, biointeraction between elements and organic defense chemicals, and the trophic transfer of elements. Dr. Keith Clay (Email: clay@tulane.edu), whose research interests focus on symbiotic interactions and their effect on larger scale ecological and evolutionary processes, utilizing a variety of systems from vertebrates to bacteria, with an emphasis on plants and fungi. Dr. Emily Farrer (Email: efarrer@tulane.edu; Web: https://emilyfarrer.wordpress.com), whose research interests include plant ecology, plant-microbe interactions, global change biology, invasive species, wetland ecology, population genetics, and botany Dr. Kathleen Ferris (Email: kferris@tulane.edu; Web: https://kathleengferristulane.wordpress.com), whose research addresses quantitative and population genetics of natural plant populations, speciation, and plant ecology Dr. Alex Gunderson (Email: agunderson@tulane.edu; http://www.physiologicalecology.com), who works with physiological and evolutionary ecology, global change biology, and herpetology Dr. Donata Henry (Email: droome@tulane.edu; Web: https://donatahenry.com), a Senior Professor of the Practice who advises students in pedagogy, as well as research on avian ecology, behavioral ecology, conservation and the natural history of Louisiana. Dr. Jordan Karubian (Email: jk@tulane.edu; Web: http://karubian.tulane.edu), who works in tropical ecology and conservation, animal behavior, and urban ecology Dr. Tim McLean (Email: tmclean1@tulane.edu), a Professor of the Practice who can advise students interested in pedagogy, as well as students in research on molecular ecology and marine biology. Dr. Renata Ribeiro (Email: rduraes@tulane.edu; Web: http://duraesribeiro.tulane.edu/), a Professor of the Practice who can advise students interested in pedagogy, as well as students in research on avian ecology and behavior, and evolution, tropical ecology, and conservation. Dr. Thomas Sherry (Email: tsherry@tulane.edu; Web: http://www.tulane.edu/~Sherry27/), whose research interests focus on avian population ecology and conservation biology Dr. Caz Taylor (Email: caz@tulane.edu; Web: http://caz.tulane.edu), whose research focuses on population biology of migratory species, urban, and wetlands ecology. Dr. Sunshine Van Bael (Email: svanbael@tulane.edu; Web: http://vanbaellab.wp.tulane.edu), whose research addresses tropical ecology, plant-insect-fungal interactions, multi-trophic interactions, coastal and wetland ecology To find out more about the Plus One program, see: http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/eebio/academics/graduate/plus-one-ms.cfm For any general inquiries or more information, please contact Graduate Studies Coordinator Dr. Jordan Karubian at jk@tulane.edu
Qualifications
To find out more about the Plus One program, see: http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/eebio/academics/graduate/plus-one-ms.cfm For any general inquiries or more information, please contact Graduate Studies Coordinator Dr. Jordan Karubian at jk@tulane.edu
Contact Person
Jordan Karubian
Contact Phone
5048655549
Contact eMail
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