Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group
Prospective Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Research Associates or Researchers
If you are interested in joining my group as a graduate student, postdoctoral or research associate please check the section on current open positions below, so you can see when I would be able to accept new applicants. Funding for graduate students is necessary for a successful experience, and my policy is to only accept students that I can fund or that have their own funding. Before initiating contact, I would ask you to carefully review both the International and Vermont research summaries and browse the publications section of our website. This will give you a good idea of what kind of work I do, and help you decide if I am the advisor that best suits your needs.
Our group has a strong interdisciplinary focus, so I will usually recruit graduate student with an interest in integrating social and ecological science in their research. In addition, I use a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach in most of my research and teaching. A strong interest in PAR is also desirable.
I like to support my graduate students, to the best of my ability, in fulfilling both their academic and personal goals. I believe in providing time and guidance, but also encourage independence and personal initiative. I hope that by the time you graduate you will have had opportunities to publish, write grants and work collaboratively. Please feel free to contact some of my other graduate students (visit the People page) to get more feedback on my advising style and how our lab works. A desire to work in a team is a must!
Current Open Positions
Graduate StudentsOur group is currently over capacity, in terms of graduate students, so it is not possible for me to accept new graduate advisees in the near future. In addition, I will be abroad, on sabbatical, between May 2013 and August 2014. Taking all this into account, I will probably not accept any graduate students any earlier than Spring 2015. If you are interested in joining our group, please keep checking this site for updates on available opportunities.
Postdoctoral Research AssociatesThere are no open positions at this time
Research Associates, Assistants or InternsThere are no open positions at this time
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