PhD Graduate Assistantship in Forest Ecology/Silviculture at Michigan Technological University

A PhD position is available beginning summer/fall for a highly motivated and qualified individual to work on a long-term northern hardwoods silviculture research project at Michigan Technological University.

Northern hardwoods are a dominant forest type across the Great Lakes states, and are typically managed with uneven-aged techniques.

An opportunity exists to remeasure a long-term cutting trial on the School's Forest (at the Ford Forestry Center), and aid in setting up the next series of treatments.

Other long-term research sites, including premier old-growth, may be included in the study.

The position includes serving as a teaching assistant for a semester-long integrated field practicum, also held at the School's Forest.

Room and board are included in the funding package, along with tuition, fees, and stipend.

MTU is located in Michigan's scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, rated one of the 10 best places for outdoor recreation by National Geographic Explorer Magazine


Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter indicating your research interests, names and contact information for three references, your curriculum vitae, and other relevant materials to:

Linda Nagel (,
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science,
Michigan Technological University,
Houghton, MI 49931.

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