Graduate Assistantship Opportunity at Idaho State University
The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology at Idaho State University is seeking two graduate students (at the MA level) to start in the Fall of 2018 to join an interdisciplinary group conducting research on the socio-economic impacts of new irrigation restrictions and aquifer decline on agricultural producers in southeastern Idaho. Potential interdisciplinary graduate student projects could focus on 1) individual and organizational adaptive capacity and decision-making in response to reductions in agricultural water availability; 2) the impacts of reduced water availability on farmers and rural communities, or 3) social and environmental justice issues associated with changing groundwater governance and management. Students will be able to develop their own research projects within these or related themes.
Interested students should send a letter of interest that includes a current CV and a brief description of their research interests and relevant experience to Morey Burnham at email@example.com and Katrina Running at firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding for two years is available on a competitive basis from departmental teaching assistantships that include a stipend for living expenses and a tuition waiver.
Information about Burnham and Running’s research and the Water Cuts project:
Information about Idaho State University:
Pocatello, Idaho is located in the mountains of southeastern Idaho, within a two hour drive of two national parks, and benefits from easy access to world-class mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.