Research Assistantship: One Ph.D. graduate assistantship will be available starting in Spring or Fall 2012 at the University of Georgia. Student will work as part of a research team with Dr. Bin “Richard” Mei at Center for Forest Business, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia. Research will concentrate on lumber futures, timber prices, and timberland investments in the United States. Student will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, preparing technical reports, and drafting peer-reviewed publications. Student also will serve as teaching assistants for timberland accounting and tax, forest finance, or financial management/corporate finance (Terry College of Business) courses.
Stipend: This Ph.D. research assistantship includes a stipend of approximately $18,500/year 3.5 years, tuition waiver, and a University supplement to health insurance. Student will pay miscellaneous fees (about $900/semester) to the University.
Application: Please contact Dr. Bin “Richard” Mei via email with your personal statement, CV, copies of academic transcripts, GRE scores, and three reference letters. International students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL scores as well. Details of the graduate program at Warnell including the application process and requirements can be found at http://warnell.uga.edu/grad/index.php
Qualifications: Passion for forest business. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, forestry, or related field. Master’s degree will be recommended. Quantitative skills are strongly desired, especially econometrical and statistical techniques. Student must be able to work as part of a team and be willing to collaborate with others on related projects.
Dr. Bin “Richard” Mei
Assistant Professor, Forest Finance & Economics
Center for Forest Business
Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Tel: (706) 542 5448 Fax: (706) 542 8356
University of Georgia: The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution comprised of 16 schools and colleges founded in 1785. It has approximately 33,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources: The Warnell School (www.warnell.uga.edu) is a professional school with 54 faculty, 200 undergraduates, and 174 graduate students, founded in 1905. The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Majors in the School include forestry, fisheries and wildlife, natural resources recreation and tourism, and water and soil resources. The School has a 740-acre forest less than 10 minutes from campus and 23,000 acres of forestland across the state for teaching and research.