[ES_JOBS_NET] Graduate Positions in Systems & Sustainability at Michigan State University

TRACEY HOLLOWAY taholloway at wisc.edu
Mon Nov 16 07:28:27 MST 2015

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Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships

Graduate assistantships/fellowships are available for outstanding
self-motivated students to conduct innovative and high-impact research at
the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan
State University (MSU).

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and other funding
sources, research topics may include  sustainability science, coupled human
and natural systems, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, human
well-being, land change science, forest and landscape ecology, global
change, systems integration (integration of ecology with demography,
economics, sociology, technology, and policy; integration of land, water,
and/or energy such as food-energy-water nexus),  ecology and management of
wildlife (e.g., giant pandas in China), systems modeling and simulation
(e.g., agent-based modeling), and telecoupling (socioeconomic and
environmental interactions over distances,  through means such as
globalization, human and animal migration, species dispersal, species
invasion, disease spread, spread of pollutants and wastes, trade of goods
and products, flows of ecosystem services, environmental and hydrological
flows, foreign investment, technology transfer, water transfer, and tourism,
<http://www.csis.msu.edu/telecoupling> telecoupling.org<http://telecoupling.org/>).  Papers on these
topics by CSIS faculty and students have been published in journals such as
Science, Nature, and PNAS (see  <http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications>

With flexible start dates (e.g., summer or fall of 2016), successful
candidates can build on these previous studies and explore new frontiers of

Application materials include: (1) letter of application, (2) statement of
professional goals, (3) CV or resume, (4) transcripts, (5) GRE scores, (6)
TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (7) list of 3-4
references (names and contact information), and (8) up to three
representative publications if any. Unofficial copies of GRE, TOEFL and
transcripts are OK initially.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as
possible, or until the positions are filled.  Applications and questions
about these opportunities can also be emailed to:

Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243, USA
liuji at msu.edu<mailto:liuji at msu.edu>

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