Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge is a public institution that was founded in 1860. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 29,273 (fall 2021), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 2,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 176.

Description: The Louisiana State University’s Department of Environmental Sciences has multiple funded positions for doctoral students. Positions are available in a diversity of research groups. Applications are invited from students interested in microbiology, molecular biology, food webs, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental chemistry, toxicology, landscape ecology, law, social science, colloid and surface science, environmental policy and management, resilience, phytoplankton ecology, and renewable energy systems.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will likely have a GPA of at least 3.0, prior research experiences, and prerequisite courses, such as introductory statistics, chemistry, biology, and other natural sciences. Applicant must be mature, responsible, capable of thinking critically and working independently, and meticulous.

The preliminary stipend is $23,000 per 9 months, and summer months will be further funded based on the student’s research productivity. Tuition costs are covered by the department, but some fees are not. The student will spend an average of 20 hours/week on dissertation research in their respective research group and 20 hours/week serving as a departmental teaching assistant (TA) in cooperation with LSU Online.

TA duties will include assisting with existing courses, e.g., ENVS 1126, ENVS 2126, and other large-enrollment courses. TA duties will also include the development, administration, and delivery of novel ENVS courses and assessments.

Standardized tests are encouraged but not required. The most successful candidates will have GRE scores of at least 150 verbal and 150 quantitative. Preferred TOEFL scores for international students are at least 213 computer, 550 paper, or 80 internet-based.

How to apply:

After preliminary interviews and evaluation by the faculty member, the finalist will be invited to submit a formal application to the LSU Graduate School for the Department of Environmental Sciences. Teaching assistantships begin in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2023. LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

If interested, the applicant should first identify a preferred faculty mentor by evaluating faculty websites available at https://www.lsu.edu/cce/about/cce-directories/envs-directory.php. Then, the applicant should submit application materials to envsgrad@lsu.edu with the number 3687578 in the subject line, ideally by March 15, 2023. Application materials may include unofficial transcripts, the contact information for 3 references, a personal statement, resume/CV, GRE scores, papers that include the applicant as an author, the name of the preferred faculty mentor, and other products that support the application.

Contact Person Ms. Bessonet Contact eMail envsgrad@lsu.edu

Last Date to Apply 03/15/2023

Salary $23,000 / 9 months

Start Date 08/15/2023

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