Funded Masters Student position in prairie restoration and environmental education
Eastern Washington University, Biology Department
We are recruiting a M.S. student to work on a funded project on prairie restoration at Eastern Washington University beginning in September 2018 (this fall). The position is to work on EWU’s Palouse Prairie Region Restoration, in which 150 acres of University land will be converted from wheat production to native Palouse prairie vegetation. The position is funded for one year through an environmental education grant. Duties of this position include assisting and coordinating environmental education and community outreach activities, including field trips to Palouse remnants and the restoration site, collecting background data on the restoration site, cultivating native plants for the restoration, and drafting interpretative signs about the project. Community participants will range in age from pre-school to seniors. Planting of the restoration will begin in fall 2019.
Current funding for the position includes a stipend for one year, including summer, and tuition waiver for Washington State residents (out-of-state tuition would be about $5000 per quarter after the waiver). Health insurance and benefits are included. Students would be encouraged to apply for Graduate Service Appointments for a second year of funding.
Eastern Washington University is located ~15 minutes from Spokane, WA in the beautiful Inland Northwest, with a diversity of nearby natural habitats and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the Selkirk Range of the Rocky Mountains. EWU’s Biology M.S. students have a broad range of interests, but many focus on ecology or natural resource management. Many of our graduates work in natural resource management or continue to Ph.D. programs.
Those interested in the position should send a letter of interest and CV or resume to Justin Bastow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robin O’Quinn (email@example.com) ASAP (no later than August 17, 2018).
More information about the Biology M.S. program, including faculty, current students, curriculum, and application procedures can be found at:
More information about EWU Biology faculty, including research interests, can be found at:http://www.ewu.edu/cstem/programs/biology/biology-faculty-and-staff