We’re Hiring!

Are you a prospective PhD student interested in science studies and the politics of environmental knowledge? Dr. Katie Meehan is seeking to hire a new graduate research assistant (GRA) to work on the NSF-funded Knowledge Integration Project.

The ideal candidate has strong interests in political ecology, science and technology studies (STS), and environmental politics in Latin America, especially Brazil. Requirements include (1) a master’s degree, in Geography, STS, or a relevant area; (2) experience with qualitative research; (3) field or work experience in Latin America. Language skills in Portuguese and field experience in the Amazon are highly desirable, but not required.

Specific GRA responsibilities will include: 1) preparing and administering a visual Q-method survey, an image-based qualitative technique; 2) analyzing qualitative data and reporting the results; 3) assisting Dr. Meehan with project-related activities, such as the public art/science exhibit. The GRA will gain skills in Q method, survey design, qualitative data analysis, academic writing, and project management.

The GRA position is for one year (starting Fall 2018) and provides an annual stipend, health insurance, and tuition waiver. Upon admission to the graduate program, the Geography department provides select, highly competitive applicants with up to 3-4 years of additional funding, typically as a teaching assistant or instructor.

The Department of Geography at the University of Oregon is top-ranked program with strengths in critical human geography, biophysical geography, spatial data science, and political ecology. We are located in Eugene, Oregon, a weird but lovable town situated between the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Coast.

Interested in this position? Prior to formal application (due January 15, 2018) to the Geography program, prospective applicants should send a brief letter of interest and CV (including GPA and GRE scores) to Dr. Katie Meehan (meehan@uoregon.edu). Thanks!