PhD Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Idaho

PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Ecological Economics at the University of Idaho

A 3-year PhD assistantship is being offered in the areas of ecosystem services and ecological economics at the University of Idaho as part of a large interdisciplinary project focused on feedbacks and interactions in coupled social-ecohydrological systems in Mexico. The selected PhD student will contribute to this project through economic analysis on (1) institutional design and behavioral changes in payments for hydrological services programs and (2) valuation of ecosystem services outcomes.Desired skills for this position include interdisciplinary problem solving skills, experience with geospatial, statistical, and economic analyses, and Spanish language skills. Preference will be given to students already holding a master’s degree.

To apply to this position, please send your CV and a 1-page letter describing your qualifications by February 28, 2014 to Dr. Kelly Wendland at Please put “PhD Assistantship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on March 3rd and continue until this position is filled. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. You should not start the University of Idaho graduate school application until contacted by Dr. Wendland. The Ph.D. assistantship includes tuition, fees and health insurance for 3 years; all conditions may not apply for international students. The selected student will complete their degree program in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources. The preferred start date is fall 2014.