The Coastal Resources and Management PhD program at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking a graduate research assistant (GRA) interested in the human dimensions of marine and coastal resource management issues to join our program in the fall semester of 2017.
The Coastal Resources and Management PhD program is housed within the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (http://www.ecu.edu/icsp/ICSP/ICSP.html), which provides an interdisciplinary approach to coastal studies that emphasizes the links between science and public policy.
The ideal candidate has an interest in using an applied and interdisciplinary approach to examine marine and coastal resource management issues. A master’s degree in the social sciences or natural resource management related field is required, along with experience using social science data collection techniques and qualitative and/or quantitative data analyses to answer complex research questions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are desired.
While the application deadline is March 1, 2017, earlier submissions are encouraged. Though not required, interested applicants are encouraged to send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their CV (including GPA and GRE scores) via email to Dr. Cynthia Grace-McCaskey (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to formally applying to the ECU graduate school.
Possible funding in subsequent years
The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University invites applications to the Master’s degree program in Anthropology for admission in the fall semester of 2017. We offer graduate assistantships and out-of-state tuition waivers to highly qualified cultural anthropology applicants with an interest in environmental issues, including human adaptation to the impacts of climate change and the particular vulnerabilities experienced by marginalized populations, such as those in rural communities.
ECU’s Master’s program in Anthropology is designed to provide students with competency in the three subfields of biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. In addition, students have the opportunity to specialize in their area of interest, such as environmental anthropology, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, or historic archaeology. Current research projects related to environmental anthropology are conducted by faculty members Dr. Christine Avenarius, Dr. Cynthia Grace-McCaskey, and Dr. David Griffith. (See: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/anth/Department-of-Anthropology-Faculty.cfm)
While the application deadline is March 1, 2017, we strongly encourage earlier submissions. Application reviews will begin in late January 2017. Further details on the ECU Department of Anthropology and Master’s degree program can be found on the department website (www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/anth/Anthropology-Programs.cfm), along with details about how to apply. To be accepted to the program, students must qualify for admission to both the graduate school and the department.
Though not required, interested applicants are encouraged to send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their CV (including GPA and GRE scores) via email to Dr. Cynthia Grace-McCaskey (email@example.com) prior to formally applying to the ECU graduate school.
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