Graduate Research Assistantship: One Ph.D. graduate assistantship is immediately available starting in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 at the Center for Forest Business, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia. Research will concentrate on timber prices modeling and forecasting, and timber market analysis using data from Timber Mart-South and Wood Demand Research Program. Student will be responsible for organizing and analyzing data, preparing technical reports, and drafting peer-reviewed publications. Student also will serve as teaching assistants for a variety of finance and economics classes at Warnell School and Terry College of Business.
Stipend: This Ph.D. research assistantship includes a stipend of approximately $19,539/year for up to 4 years and a tuition waiver. Student will pay miscellaneous fees (about $1,117/semester) to the University.
Application: Please contact Drs. Mike Clutter or Richard Mei via email with your personal statement, CV, copies of academic transcripts, GRE scores, and three letters of reference. 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 and management. Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, finance, or forestry is preferred. Master’s degree in applied economics is recommended. Quantitative skills are strongly desired. Student must be able to work as part of a team and be willing to collaborate with others at the Center for Forest Business on related research projects.
Dr. Mike Clutter
Dean & Professor, Forest Finance & Management
Tel: (706) 542 4741 Fax: (706) 542 2281
Dr. Richard Mei
Assistant Professor, Forest Finance & Economics
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 34,000 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.
Center for Forest Business: The Center (www.ugacfb.com), housed in the Warnell School, was established in 1997 to integrate the business aspects of forest production and processing with the biological and ecological expectations of sustainable production. The Center provides timely, relevant education, research and service programs to business and industry leaders, forest landowners, and students. Its mission is to provide national leadership in education, research and service to forest industry and private landowners in these areas: the integration of sound forest business principles and practices with contemporary biological and quantitative methods to achieve sustainable forest production; the investigation of forest resources and forest industry alternatives that are economically competitive in the global marketplace; and the proposal of market-based solutions to forest resource problems and opportunities.