(from: Andrew Sluyter)
An attractive Graduate Research Assistantship is available for a doctoral
student to do research on linkages between the US, Latin America, and the
Caribbean. It begins in August 2009, includes a stipend of $25,000 per year
for four years, an additional needs-based supplement, all tuition, and
health insurance. The student must complete course work toward the PhD
while maintaining a 3.5 GPA, carry out research on the project under my
supervision, and develop a related dissertation project. No teaching duties
are required. Further funding opportunities are available beyond the
four-year grant, e.g., Departmental Assistant Instructorship, Grad School
Dissertation Writing Fellowship, or Graduate Research Assistantship on
another sponsored project.
Review of applications will begin on January 16th and continue until filled.
The successful applicant will have appropriate speaking and writing skills
in English and Spanish as well as a masters degree in geography or closely
related humanities or social sciences discipline; want to join a group of
creative, productive doctoral students conducting research on topics in the
geography of Latin America and the Caribbean; want to complete a PhD in a
top-ranked cultural and historical geography program; and want to pursue a
career in academia.
LSU offers an attractive campus with impressive library, computing, and
other types of support. The Department of Geography and Anthropology is
involved in exciting interdisciplinary opportunities such as Atlantic
Studies, and I particularly encourage grads who want to develop dissertation
projects that engage the intersections of nature, culture, and history.
Baton Rouge is an affordable and vibrant city located an hour north of New
Orleans in the heart of a culturally interesting region. The many notable
faculty and graduates of the Geography & Anthropology Department have
it a long-standing reputation for leadership in understanding the cultural
and historical geography of Latin American, the Caribbean, and the US.
Please consider joining us in our efforts.
E-mail Prof. Andrew Sluyter directly for further information and/or to begin
the application process.
And please circulate this posting to all potentially interested Listserv
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