Graduate Research Fellow

Contact Information
Autumn Ellison
5247 University of Oregon
130 Hendricks Hall
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:01pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:01pm
Institute for a Sustainable Environment
  • Fall
  • Winter
Academic Year: 

This position will assist with research projects in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment. The Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) is a center for innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research, technical assistance, and policy education. ISE produces information to help resolve complex problems and enable people to sustain the economies and environmental systems that support their communities. Positions are located within the Ecosystem Workforce Program of ISE ( and will entail working on research at the nexus of ecological, economic, and social sustainability. GE will use qualitative and quantitative social science research skills on assigned research related to environmental analysis and planning; federal forestland management, policies, and programs; natural resource management and administration; and organizational collaboration. We expect to hire a GE for 2 academic terms (Fall ’17 and winter ’18)

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • This GRF is open to graduate students from any discipline, but preference will be given to students with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: methodological training in qualitative interview techniques or quantitative data analysis; academic writing/publishing; graphic design, particularly around digital infographics from raw data.
  • Background in or knowledge of: natural resource policies, planning, environmental laws and regulations; federal land management objectives and processes; social considerations in landscape planning such as scenic beauty, recreation opportunities, wildlife habitat and watershed protection.
  • Comfort and skill in communicating clearly to research participants and other collaborators in a clear, courteous, and timely manner in person, via phone, or by email.
  • Experience conducting interviews or surveys of human subjects;
  • Experience with survey data analysis and/or qualitative coding;
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, and the Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Attention to detail and quality;
  • Demonstrated writing experience, such as in publications, journalism, technical or similar outlets;
  • Ability to both work independently and take direction;
  • Ability to communicate well with diverse research subjects;
  • A well-developed sense of organization and ability to manage time efficiently;
  • Ability to follow projects to completion on designated deadlines.
Application Procedure: 

Submit a cover letter explaining your interest and skills with relation to this position, a resume or CV, and the names and contact information of two references by e-mail to Autumn Ellison at, cc’ing Dorothy Bollman at Questions about this position may also be sent to Autumn Ellison at the email address listed.

Open until filled.  To guarantee consideration, please submit your application as soon as possible.

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