University of Central Arkansas is a public institution that was founded in 1907. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,244 (fall 2021), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 357 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Central Arkansas’ ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #331-440.

Description: Dr Opeyemi Adedoja’s Plant-Animal Interaction Lab in the Department of Biology (University of Central Arkansas) is seeking to recruit a MS graduate student for fall 2023 to study pollinator and/or landscape ecology in Arkansas. This position will be idea for students seeking to explore the ecology of wild and managed pollinators across diverse natural habitats and developed landscapes in Arkansas. Research projects are expected to focus on understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of plant-pollinator interactions under rapidly changing systems.

The graduate student will combine field observations, laboratory experiments and computational methods to investigate complex community structures. Fieldwork may involve working in remote natural areas, driving to study sites, handling of bees, wasps, and other flower visiting insects, and lifting heavy objects. Highly motivated students will be encouraged to develop their own research projects based on research themes of the lab. The MS position is supported by a graduate teaching assistantship which begins August 15, 2023.

Qualifications: The idea candidate must have significant interest in developing skills in plant and insect taxonomy, writing, and quantitative analysis. Prior research experience is preferred but not required. Student with relevant background in entomology, ecology, zoology, botany or related fields are encouraged to apply.

The MS program in biology at UCA provides a ~$9,000/academic year teaching stipend (fall and spring) and a full tuition waiver. The deadline for applying for the fall semester is March 1. If you are interested in my lab, please email me first so we can discuss the possibility. When you email me, please include a copy of your CV/resume, and a brief description of why you are interested in the position. Prior research experience is preferred.

Salary 9000/yr with tuition support

Start Date 08/15/2023

Last Date to Apply: March/01/2023

To apply: Please email Dr Opeyemi A. Adedoja Contact eMail ,

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