Published: Aug. 19, 2020

A graduate assistantship position (M.S. or Ph.D.) is available with Dr. Carrie Havrilla within the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University in Fort Collins starting in the Spring 2021 semester. The position will focus on restoration ecology and management of rangeland ecosystems in Colorado with potential emphases in plant and soil ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, ecological  forecasting, invasive species management, community ecology, and stakeholder engagement. Duties of the position will include assisting with setup and monitoring of rangeland restoration field experiments,  data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Some travel between CSU and research sites in southwestern Colorado will be needed.

The successful candidate(s) will receive a graduate stipend and in-state tuition support.

To apply, please submit the following to Dr. Carrie Havrilla ( by September 15, 2020:

  • (1) a one-page cover letter briefly describing your research interests, experience, and degree program of preference (e.g., M.S. or PhD);
  • (2) your resume/curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional references; and
  • (3) unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be needed to apply to CSU). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Candidates from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

CSU Graduate Program Information:
The successful candidate(s) will enter through the Rangeland Ecosystem Science (M.S. or Ph.D.) program, which is part of the CSU Graduate School. Students are encouraged to read through the
program specific and graduate school websites for more information about eligibility, admissions, and life in Fort Collins. Information about applying to the graduate program in the Department of Forest
and Rangeland Stewardship at CSU can be found at CSU is a Carnegie classified R1 institution with a strong community of basic and applied
ecologists and collaboration opportunities with local agency offices including the Colorado Forest Service, USDA-ARS, U.S. Geological Survey, and more. Fort Collins is located at the base of the Front
Range of the Rocky Mountains and has amazing access to outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, climbing, and mountain biking, and has a diverse artistic and cultural community.
Come join our growing lab!

Dr. Carrie Havrilla
Assistant Professor (starting Jan. 2021)
Dept. Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
Colorado State University
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