We are offering two PhD Fellowships in the Landscape Ecology and Fire (LEAF) Laboratory at Texas Tech University beginning January 2022. These positions are available through a new National Needs Fellowship Program sponsored by the USDA. The overall goal of the program is to train experts in a holistic knowledge base of two critical areas: forest resource management given novel patterns of wildfire, and science communication given the New Media Age. Each Fellow will work towards a doctoral degree in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management, including cross-disciplinary coursework and professional development activities to hone skills in science communication. We have available three years of support at $24,500/yr for each Fellow.
The LEAF lab employs students and other researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds because diversity makes our research team stronger. We encourage qualified candidates of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities to apply.
We desire that applicants have experience in one or more of the following areas: fire ecology, forest resource management, landscape ecology, communications, and geographic information science. Applicants should have (or anticipate having) a master’s degree in one of these areas or a closely related field by the time the fellowship would begin. Start date is negotiable, but we anticipate that at least one Fellow will begin in January 2022.
To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a cv, including contact information for up to three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to Dr. Nathan Gill at the same email address.