About FNRM GA positions...
The Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) has available Graduate Assistantships (G.S.E.U. represented bargaining unit positions) to assist in the teaching of FNRM courses.  The courses include the following subjects: Economics; Accounting; Natural Resources Policy; Statistics; Forest Ecology; Silviculture; Recreation; Water Resources; Natural Resources Management; Soils; Construction Management; Sustainable Energy Management; GIS; Natural Resources Measurements; Meteorology; Plant identification

Responsibilities and benefits:
Assistantships may be awarded for one semester or both semesters of the academic year. A full-time assistantship requires assisting professors for 20 hours per week; students receive a full-time stipend plus tuition scholarship (students are required to pay various service and activity fees). Half-time assistantships are for 10 hours per week, and come with a half-time stipend and half of a tuition scholarship (students are responsible for paying the remaining half of their tuition as well as various service and activity fees). Assistantship responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, attending class and/or labs, tutoring students, keeping office hours, and/or grading exams or other student work. Preference for GA positions is given to MS and PhD students. All applicants must have a FNRM faculty member as their Major Professor. All students awarded assistantships must participate in the two-day Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning that is offered by ESF before classes begin in late August – unless they have previously attended the colloquium. Students employed as GAs can obtain health insurance through ESF.

FNRM uses the following criteria for awarding assistantships:
1. The applicant’s ability to do graduate work at ESF, as expressed through academic achievement and professional promise.
2. The applicant’s previous educational and experiential qualifications as they relate to specific FNRM courses.
3. The applicant's level of study (preference is given to MS and PhD students).
 
Additional Information:
FNRM is aware of the financial hardships that graduate education places on students. We are concerned and will continue to do what we can to provide funding to our students. We do our best to support as many students as possible but we also take into consideration the desire to deliver the best curriculum possible. However, the needs are always greater than the resources available. Thus, a Masters student can receive up to four (4) semesters of graduate teaching assistantship support and a Ph.D. student/candidate can receive up to six (6) semesters of graduate teaching assistantship support. We encourage each student to pursue alternative funding opportunities. Many times the best funding opportunities are those that students develop with faculty members seeking talented students to support their funded research studies. To this end, there is no substitute for personal initiative and a strong working relationship with faculty.

Application Procedures:
To be considered for a Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 FNRM Graduate Assistantship, you need to complete this application form by February 11, 2019 (applications will be accepted after this date until all positions have been filled). Even if you have an assistantship for the 2018-19  academic year, you still need to fill out a new application form for the 2019-20 academic year. Do NOT submit a resume.

For more information, click below to contact:
Dr. Diane Kuehn, Graduate Educ. Coordinator, dmkuehn@esf.edu</

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* 1. Your name:

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* 2. For which semester(s) are you requesting a GA position? Check all that apply. You MUST check both semesters if you wish to receive an assistantship for both semesters!

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* 3. Your current mailing address:

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* 4. Your mailing address for summer, 2019:

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* 5. Your email address:

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* 6. Your phone number:

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* 7. What will your degree program be during the 2019-20 college year? Check one box.

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* 8. What is your program of study? Check one box.

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* 9. Please provide the name(s) of your current or future Major Professor or Co-Major Professors.

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* 10. When do you plan on graduating? Please provide the semester and year.

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* 11. Please provide your educational background (i.e., existing degree(s) (BS, MS, MPS, PhD), area(s) of study,  and institutions from which you obtained your degrees).

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* 12. Please BRIEFLY describe your past teaching and or work experience.

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* 13. Please provide the titles of courses you have taken and/or taught that are related to each of the subject areas below. If you have work experience that is related to a subject area, briefly describe the experience.

Please click the "Done" button below to submit your application!

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