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Graduate Research Assistantships in Water and Soil Quality

Department of Forestry
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Job Field:
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Description:

Successful candidates will join a team of researchers and graduate students led by Karl W.J. Williard and Jon E. Schoonover. The team is investigating water and soil quality responses to various management practices in agricultural watersheds, including cover crops, gypsum applications, saturated buffers, and tillage. Assistantships are funded through grants from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Research will include significant field and laboratory components.


Qualified applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in soil science, agronomy, forestry, environmental science, chemistry, biology, or a related discipline.

Assistantships include annual stipends of $18,036 and a tuition waiver.
How to Apply:

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and GRE scores (if available) to Dr. Karl Williard, and Dr. Jon Schoonover, by December 16, 2019 for full consideration. Contact Dr. Williard with any questions at 618-453-7478. Please visit the following web site for information on the M.S. program in the Department of Forestry