PhD position in Water Governance

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA, US

PhD position in Water Governance in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts to begin September 2017.

Seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student to conduct research on the governance of water resources either as it relates to groundwater or to transboundary rivers (TBD based on student interest in one of two potential projects). Each of the two projects will involve close collaboration with the
PI and other students, yet has plenty of space for self-direction. Research will be interdisciplinary and use a mixed-methods approach. The potential student must have an interest and awareness of theory development as it relates to political science and geography as well as knowledge of water
resources. Prior experience conducting qualitative social science research preferred.

A MS degree in environmental conservation or a related field is a requirement for entry into the ECo PhD program. Candidates with a strong background but without an MS will be considered for the MS/PhD track program. Due to the nature of the funding, US residency or citizenship is required.

If you are interested, please send an email describing on your research interests, your background (including information on prior research and related studies), a copy of your cv or transcript, and a writing sample to Prof Anita Milman [email protected].