Graduate Assistantship Openings in Environmental Science/Natural Science

Position One: Teaching Assistantship (Half-Time position)

This graduate teaching assistantship position provides a half-time tuition scholarship (in-state rate) and a half-time stipend/salary for the 2014-2015 academic year. The graduate assistant will serve as a teaching assistant for up to 3 laboratory sections per semester in Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science laboratory courses. No lecture duties are expected.

Duties

  • Confer regularly with the lecture instructor about the labs in order to insure continuity between lecture and lab.
  • Prepare laboratory materials, laboratory handouts, and assignments.
  • Teach laboratory sessions and grade assignments in the laboratory.

Qualifications

  • Preference is given to students enrolled in the M.S. in Natural Science program.
  • The student must have sufficient background to teach the courses specified for each semester.

Position Two: Research Assistantship (Full-time position)

This graduate research assistantship position provides a full-time tuition scholarship (in-state rate) and a full-time stipend/salary for the 2014-2015 academic year. The graduate assistant will serve as a research assistant for the Lake Champlain Research Institute and assist with funded research.

Duties

  • Support ongoing lake Champlain plankton monitoring
  • Develop a thesis research project on Lake Champlain limnology
  • Support ongoing Lake Champlain Research Institute projects as needed in other areas.

Qualifications

  • Preference is given to newly accepted students enrolled in the M.S. in Natural Science program.

Contact Information

To apply for these positions, complete a Graduate Assistantship Application Form by February 15. The application form can be downloaded at:  http://www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/graduate/forms.php  

For more information about the position, contact:

Dr. Tim Mihuc
Natural Science Graduate Program
Office: Beaumont Hall 0442
Phone: (518)564-3039
Email: mihuctb@plattsburgh.edu