2-year MA with Possible Extension to 4-year PhD
Sustainable Coastal Tourism in the Context of Global Environmental Change
Position description: The University of Rhode Island (URI) College of the Environment and Life Science (CELS) and the Department of Marine Affairs (MAF, http://web.uri.edu/maf/) have funding available for a student to study sustainable tourism in the context of global environmental change. URI is recognized as a leader in the US and globally in the field of coastal and marine research. We are particularly interested in a student wishing to pursue questions about the sociocultural and socioecological dimensions of sustainable tourism in the context of global environmental change, including but not limited to climate change, coastal/marine ecosystem restoration, biodiversity, fisheries, wildlife conservation, scientific research, and/or coastal development. We seek a highly-motivated student with a strong academic record who wishes to pursue social and interdisciplinary work. An interest in working internationally and some background in anthropology, environmental history, and/or political ecology is preferred. The student will study under Dr. Amelia Moore (https://uri.academia.edu/AmeliaMoore).
Qualifications: Prospective applicants must have a Bachelors Degree. Applicant should have a strong interest in tourism studies and ethnographic field work. Applicants should also have solid analytical and writing skills.
Stipend and benefits: The successful applicant will be admitted to URI’s Department of Marine Affairs MA Program and receive tuition and a Research Assistant salary of $15,844 per year or more for two years. Student will pay activity fees to the University of Rhode Island. The student will work under the advisement of Professor Amelia Moore and others in the Department of Marine Affairs and other departments as appropriate for the student’s research. Possible continuation to a PhD will add two to three more years to the degree and depend on the student’s research and career goals and the availability of funding. If pursing a PhD, the student will be expected to assist in securing funding beyond an initial three years.
Starting Date: The anticipated starting date for the assistantship is Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.
For Initial Inquiries/Review:
Please email by March 1st,, a 1) letter of intent, 2) resume/C.V., 3) example of scholarly/student writing, 4) copy of transcripts, 5) copy of GRE scores, and 6) contact information for three references to: Denise Foley, firstname.lastname@example.org. All
materials must be sent in one complete email with the subject line: MAF MOORE APPLICATION.