PhD Research Assistantships (3)

Purdue University

Lafayette, IN, United States 🇺🇸

This 3-year position is part of an NSF-funded project that examines the intersection of social inequalities and payments for ecosystem services. The project’s abstract can be found at This position provides an annual stipend of $22,850, a tuition waiver, and health insurance.

The ideal candidate is interested in interdisciplinary, mixed-methods research; is familiar with natural resource decision making, political ecology, and/or other natural resource/conservation social science disciplines/fields; has good oral communication and writing skills; is able to pay attention to detail; and is willing and able to follow instructions carefully and work independently.

Required qualifications: (1) Competency in spoken Spanish; (2) GPA 3.2 or equivalent; (3) TOEFL 550 paper-based or 77 Internet-based if required; and (4) a master’s degree prior to admission. Strongly preferred qualifications: (1) survey research experience; (2) experimental design experience; (3) statistical/econometric analysis experience; and (4) field experience in the rural Global South.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV (incl. GPA and GRE scores) via email to Dr. Zhao Ma ([email protected]) prior to formally applying to the Purdue Graduate School. Review of applications will start on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Purdue University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.