PhD Position in the Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry
Project Overview: The PhD student will work on a project to investigate the human dimensions of urban forests (including urban food forests) and how they facilitate 1) the provisioning of ecosystem services and 2) urban social resilience by improving food security, social connectivity and inclusion within cities, especially the barriers and opportunities to enhance human-nature interactions within multicultural and historically under-served communities.
Anticipated start date: Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
Eligibility: Applicants should have a strong interest and experience doing environmental social science research.
• A master’s degree in an environmental or natural resource-related field with an emphasis on environmental social sciences
• Demonstrated experience analyzing qualitative data (interviews, focus groups) and/or quantitative data. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are desired.
Deadline: Reviews will begin June 1, 2020 and continue until a candidate is selected.
Salary and benefits: The selected candidate will be offered a competitive annual stipend, plus health insurance and full tuition waiver. Funding for this position is available for 4 years as a research assistant.
To apply: Please submit to Dr. Mysha Clarke a single PDF file containing: 1) statement of career goals (along with description of possible dissertation research focus), 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts of course work (unofficial or official), and 4) contact information for three references.
If selected for the position, applicants will be asked to submit an online application to the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida.
If you are interested in this position, or have questions, please contact Dr. Mysha Clarke by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (352) 846-0926.
For more information about the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation, please visit: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/.