Summer Employment Opportunity in Indiana: Response of Oak Reproduction to Fire

Summer 2023 Employment Opportunity with Purdue University

Response of oak reproduction to silviculture and fire

Job Description:

We are hiring two technicians to collect field data at sites within the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana as part of a collaborative study between the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University and the USDA Forest Service. Basic knowledge of proper field techniques and backcountry safety are required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.


Mid-May to August (40 hours/week)


$15.00 per hour. Housing is included.

Experience and Skills:

The ability to identify woody plants of southern Indiana is strongly desired. We also desire basic knowledge of forest measurement practices, experience with backcountry navigation using a topographic map and compass, familiarity with standard equipment including GPS, and experience/training in identifying herbaceous vegetation.

To apply:

Please email a resume (including contact information for two references), unofficial transcripts and dates of availability to:  We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Please contact Mike Jenkins if you have any questions about the position.