PhD Student Position-Montana

University of Montana
Missoula MT
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
$34/year fellowship for first 2 years
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
I am seeking an innovative colleague to join the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory at the University of Montana working with Dr. Lisa Eby. PhD Applicants are sought to participate in the recently NSF-funded National Research Traineeship (NRT) program: UM BRIDGES: Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus ( The successful fellow will be engaged with an intellectual community and cohort of other graduate students with research interests at the FEW nexus. Fellows will receive a generous living stipend ($34K/year), and tuition and research support, while gaining valuable teaching and mentoring experience. The student's research will be driven by student interests and available funding. University of Montana is located in Missoula, a small city in western Montana surrounded by extensive wilderness with unlimited recreational opportunities. Interested applicants please send a brief description of research experience and interests, as well as a CV and unofficial transcripts to Students from a diversity of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Most applicants to the Ph.D. program have completed, are completing masters degrees, or have extensive experience. Students without Master of Science degrees will be considered if these applications demonstrate strong potential to complete a Ph.D. program. All successful applicants generally have at least one degree in Wildlife Biology or a closely related field; students with other backgrounds may be accepted depending on an appropriate level of ecological expertise and an advisor willing to supervise the student. Preliminary decisions regarding acceptance into the Ph.D. program will be made using the following criteria: minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in undergraduate work and 3.5 in graduate work; minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of 60th percentile or higher on each of the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections; and a minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required for international students. Further evaluation is based on three (3) letters of recommendation, the applicant’s statement of specific interests and goals, and a resume detailing work experiences from college entry to the present. The final criterion for accepting an applicant is the willingness of a faculty member to serve as advisor.
Contact Person
Lisa Eby
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