MSc Opportunity: Agricultural Soil and Water Quality, Southern Illinois University

The Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) announces the availability of M.S. research assistantships beginning May or August 2020. Assistantships include annual stipends of $18,036 and a tuition waiver.

Successful candidates will join a team of researchers and graduate students led by Karl W.J. Williard and Jon E. Schoonover. The team is investigating water and soil quality responses to various management practices in agricultural watersheds, including cover crops, gypsum applications, saturated buffers, and tillage. Assistantships are funded through grants from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Research will include significant field and laboratory components.

Qualified applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in soil science, agronomy, forestry, environmental science, chemistry, biology, or a related discipline. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and GRE scores (if available) to Dr. Karl Williard, williard@siu.edu and Dr. Jon Schoonover, jschoon@siu.edu by December 16, 2019 for full consideration. Contact Dr. Williard with any questions at 618-453-7478. Please visit the following web site for information on the M.S. program in the Department of Forestry http://forestry.siu.edu/