Assistantship Available: Masters of Forest Resources
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia
Start Date: June 2013 Duration: Two Years
Assistantship Description: This assistantship is provided through funding from the USDA Forest Service, and is for a student interested in, a Masters of Forest Resources in Forest Business. The student’s Major professor will be Dr Ben Jackson and will collaborate with, and receive direction from, the U.S. Forest Service’s Timber Taxation expert in Washington D.C., Dr. Linda Wang, on a regular basis. Responsibilities will include updating and maintaining timbertax.org, assisting with an annual webinar series, and assisting Dr. Wang with research topics and other various duties. The student will also work with Dr. Jackson and the members of Southern Forestry Extension service on these topics and issues as well. There may also be opportunities to attend timber and forestry related conferences to market timbertax.org.
Benefits and Stipend: Benefits of the position include networking opportunities and exposure to an essential topic in forestry. This assistantship is based on a 40% stipend (16 hour work week) of approximately $1,420 paid on a monthly basis, approximately $17,046/year, tuition waiver (covers in-state as well as out-of-state), and an optional University supplement to health insurance. Student will pay miscellaneous fees (about $900/semester) to the University.
Application: Information about the Forest Business program and the Center for Forest Business is found at warnell.uga.edu/contacts/forest-business-aos.php and www.ugacfb.com . Details of the Application Process can be found at www.warnell.uga.edu/grad/application-process.php. Application must be submitted electronically through the UGA Graduate School web site at www.grad.uga.edu.
Qualifications: Interest in forest business and/or forest taxation. A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, forestry, accounting, or related field is preferred. Student must be able to work as part of a team, be willing to collaborate with others on related projects, be extremely responsive to request and duties, and manage time efficiently. Student must be fairly familiar with computers, website updating with the help of IT professionals, and basic content management systems.
Download the assistantship brochure: Graduate Assistantship BJackson 1-2013.pdf