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Join Rural Sociology Society’s graduate student listserv to receive and post updates on grants, call for papers, RSS Annual Meeting events and housing, and updates from the RSS graduate student representatives to Council.  To join, e-mail: from you .edu e-mail address.  Allow three (3) days for approval from our administrator.  Only list members may post announcements to this listserv; be sure to send your announcement to using the same e-mail address you used to sign up for the listserv. No longer a graduate student? Remove you e-mail address from the listserv, e-mail:  Send questions to the 2016 listserv administrator, Amanda McMillan Lequieu, at Undergraduate and graduate students of sociology and other disciplines with interests in rural issues are welcome!

Amanda McMillan Lequieu, M.S.
PhD Candidate, Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI   53706

Graduate Research Assistantship in Environmental/Natural Resources Sociology – Kansas State University (posted 5-5-2016)

A graduate research assistantship is available in Environmental/Natural Resources Sociology in the Sociology Graduate Program at Kansas State University, beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. The graduate assistant will work with Dr. Matthew Sanderson to investigate social barriers and opportunities for strengthening the adaptive capacities of agricultural producers in the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer region.  The position is part of a multi-year, USDA-AFRI funded study designed to sustain agriculture, rural communities, and groundwater in the High Plains region.  The project offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with researchers in economics, hydrology, engineering, agronomy, and climate science.  The position includes a competitive stipend and tuition for two years with the possibility of continued funding.

Applicants should have interests in at least three of the following areas: environment and natural resources, water, development, agriculture, rural communities, sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications:

A record of academic excellence

Strong oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated coursework proficiencies in Sociology or related social science discipline

Demonstrated experience engaging with diverse stakeholders

Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative research skills and experience, and to those with experience working with rural populations.

To apply:

Please send CV, cover letter with a detailed description of research interests and relevant experience, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), GRE scores, and contact information for three references to: <>