Env H 520 A Advanced Technical Communication in Public Health

MW 3:30-4:50 Room:  I  132  Health Sciences   Credits: 3 SLN  14591

Instructor:  Deborah L. Illman, Ph.D.,  illman@u.washington.edu

This course focuses on written and oral communication for environmental health and public health professionals, with particular
emphasis on three main areas: conveying information more effectively to technical audiences, translating that information for
general audiences in the public arena, and crafting effective commentary or opinion pieces relating to topics of professional
interest.

We will explore the principles of effective writing for technical articles, proposals, and reports with attention to structure,
clarity, style, and language usage. Students learn to craft an executive summary of a research report for technical audiences.  They
develop greater agility as writers by translating that same content into the form of a press release that could be disseminated to
broader audiences through the media and the Web.

Students explore issues in public communication of science and framing of science issues. They gain a greater familiarity with the
societal context for environmental health and public health developments and learn to distill the essence of an issue for headlines
and short spots. As an exercise in translating science for broader audiences, they will research and write a news article on a
research or policy topic. Students will then explore what makes an effective commentary, examining issues of content, structure, and
tone, and will write a “Policy Forum” style piece on a current issue of their choice.

The course is designed to build communication proficiency through a combination of writing and revising assignments, selected
readings, lecture/discussion sessions, oral presentations, and hands-on activities. On selected assignments, students will have the
opportunity to share drafts with the group, practice their reviewing skills, and receive feedback from classmates and the
instructor. Students completing the class will have several professional writing samples to add to their portfolios.

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Winter & Spring Breaks, Sustainable Development Abroad

Hi Lisa,

In the hopes to be more aligned with your specific University timelines, I wanted to share The GREEN Program’s winter and spring 2017 dates earlier this year. Would you be so kind as to share this with your students so they can begin planning, and take advantage of the reduced program fees for early registration?

Are you interested in collaborating on program development?

We are now planning on developing new programs this year and are seeking partners who are interested in collaborating and have ideas for locations and curriculum focused on certain sustainable development topics. If you are interested and have some ideas, please reach out to Melissa Lee, our fearless leader and development guru (Melissa). I can also connect you if that is easier.

Thank you for the support in sharing our program information below. Let me know if you have questions.

Brady & The GREEN Program Team

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Sustainable Philadelphia Alliance for Regional Campuses (SPARC) | Founding Advisor

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215.796.7860 | theGREENprogram.com

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Join The GREEN Program in Peru & Iceland

Are you interested in:
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+ getting involved in & experiencing authentic culture?
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Take part in changing the world in just 8 days.

Cuzco, Peru

Water Resource Management

Winter
January 4 – 13, 2017

Spring
March 12 – 20, 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Winter
December 14 – 21, 2016
January 4 – 11, 2017

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March 5 – 12, 2017
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Undergraduate Research Scholarships & Information Sessions

WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards! – Apply by August 22
These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2016-17 funding.

Join us for an info session for on these funding opportunities: Thursday, July 7, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Register for an info session here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/539

WASHINGTON RESEARCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/wrff/)

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.
As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

LEVINSON EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARDS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/levinson/)

Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty. Levinson scholarships target applicants who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge
As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their bioscience and related research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

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URP is Seeking Undergraduate Research Leaders!

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! Application Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2016-17 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/urls/ Questions? Contact the URP Staff at urp@uw.edu or (206) 543-4282

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Fremont-Winema National Forest Seeking Forestry Technician

The Fremont-Winema National Forest is outreaching to fill a permanent, seasonal (18/8) position to serve in a zoned capacity across the west side of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The zone includes the Klamath, Chiloquin, and Chemult Ranger Districts. The duty station will be either Chiloquin or Chemult, OR. The position title is:

  • Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation), GS-0462-05/06

This position serves as a forestry technician with responsibilities for performing harvest unit layout and unit boundary traverses, managing GPS data, conducting timber cruises, selecting and marking trees to be harvested or left uncut, and preparing maps and tentative logging plans.

Interested employees may respond using the Outreach Response Form at the end of the outreach notice in the link below. Please attach your completed Outreach Response Form to an e-mail sent to rglewis by July 1, 2016.

ForestryTech_OUTREACH_Chiloquin_Chemult_20160615.docx

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Tongass National Forest Seeking Forest Fish Biologist

The Tongass National Forest is currently outreaching for interest in our permanent GS-0482-11, Fish Biologist position. The outreach will be posted through July 5, 2016. Below is the link that will take you directly to the outreach notice on the forest service website:

https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/?id=C16F0C3AB6884E999EED084B566AC0AF

Below is the attached outreach notice for this position:

Outreach_Notice_Forest_Fish_Bio_GS-11_PFT_06102016.doc

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Mt. Hood NF Fisheries Biologist Vacancy

The Mt. Hood National Forest (MHNF) is seeking a candidate to fill an exciting and fast paced permanent full time Fisheries Biologist position. The duty station will be located at the Hood River Ranger District in Parkdale OR with duties spanning the east side of the forest on both the Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts.

The vacancy announcement closes on 6/27/16. See below for a link to the announcement

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442165300/

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Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region

See below for a number of great positions. The links will take you to the Forest Service Outreach Database for more information on each job including contact information for the hiring manager, job duties, etc. Unless otherwise noted, these jobs are being outreached only and are not yet advertised in USAjobs at http://www.usajobs.gov. Please contact the hiring manager found at each positions weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised. Check out our new blog/website at: http://region1jobs.wordpress.com This is where you can find “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job”, “Top 10 Resume Building Tips For Forest Service Jobs” and “FAQ”. And, you are welcome to view our webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.

Here’s a great opportunity to schedule time with USFS Northern Region’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention Program Specialist Amber Kamps. You can visit with her about: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, and anything else. Sign up for available 20 minute time frames using: http://meetme.so/Region1Jobs If you have a resume, please email it to akamps@fs.fed.us prior to your scheduled appointment. I will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you provide in the booking.

Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatcher) GS-8/9 in Helena, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=103C964C359B41B994808AB1EDBEC7A6

Natural Resource Specialist GS-11 in Troy, Montana
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=B17471AA7DC744819F6A9D74CFB26D41

Physical Scientist (Avalanche Specialist) GS-7/9 in Bozeman, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=3428767D645B4AB6ADC36E8892F82B04

Purchasing Agent GS-5/6/7 in Missoula, Montana
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=9A6AAF618AA84D6CBF466B90DFAB99C6

Physiologist GS-9/11 in Missoula, Montana
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=EE9A6A6446F04B3E8FFD4CB0A935FA5F

Temporary/Summer Positions:
GS-3 Forestry Aid (Fire Fighter) in Eureka, Troy, Libby, and Trout Creek, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=7C8AEB2E812249B6887D2B3F54CA0773

GS-5 Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator) in Eureka, Troy, Libby, and Trout Creek, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=BAF6EFE989C94E24B6C768747F5E4415

GS-4 Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator) in Eureka, Troy, Libby, and Trout Creek, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=085FE47C882A4A0BA488A987E7EF1694

GS-5 Social Services Assistant in Darby, Montana
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=C958933037D24735895561A2782DA341

Jobs Now Advertised on http://www.usajobs.gov

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Still Room in Summer Course CHID 480A – A History of Comics: The Superheroine

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Career Center Workshops and Events: Summer 2016

career center summer 2016

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Space Available in GWSS Courses this Fall

There are some amazing new faculty that have joined GWSS this coming year and they have been offered the opportunity to design their own special topics courses. Space is still available in these courses for the coming fall!

GWSS 290 A, Black Gender: Manhood and Womanhood in the African American Community, MTWThF 11:30-12:20, SLN 15672, Professor Bettina Judd

This course engages the complexities of racial and gender identities within Black communities. We question the concepts of manhood and womanhood and their intersection with racial constructs as categories of personhood through the critical lens of Africana/African American Studies and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. We will discuss how gender in the U.S. is mediated by race by focusing on intra-community or “insider” everyday conversations about race and gender within Black communities. This class makes use of popular culture, current events, and emphasizes the importance of creating a democratic learning community.

GWSS 290 B, Black Feminist Geographies, MTWThF 10:3-11:20, SLN 15673, Professor Kemi Adeyemi

This course explores how theorizations of geographic space are embedded in black feminist deconstructions of race, gender, sexuality, and power. Images, ideas, and assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality are enmeshed with how we think, feel, and move about the landscapes we move through—and black people, black women, and black queer people are often made to be threatening presences that “need” to be policed, contained, and, more often than not, completely excised from the landscape. The ongoing, rampant killings of black people who exist across the spectrum of gender and sexuality tell us as much. As black feminists write to expose and rewrite the logics of white hegemony that make these killings possible, they do so by interrogating the strategies of territorialization (of land of bodies and of minds) that have become the hallmark of the white, heteronormative, western world. This course subsequently mines black feminist
thinking about space, affect, and the body as geographic modes of being—as physical and metaphorical sites that can be inhabited—that offer unique and creative sites of resistance where black subjects (re)claim their rights to the world that surrounds them.

GWSS 390, Gender Media, and New Technologies: Collaborations in Feminism and Technology, TTh 12:30-2:20, SLN 15690, Professor Cricket Keating

This course will explore the relationship between technology, social media, and movements for gender, racial, and sexual justice. In particular, we will examine feminist theories of technology and social change, ways that activists have used technology to build coalitions and unite people across diverse contexts, and links between the “do it yourself” approach to social movement and the open-source ethics in technology cultures. Course topics include: the impact of technology on identity and subjectivity, technological activism, and the transformative potentials of new technologies. The course itself is a part of a cutting-edge experiment in education, culture, and technology. It is a “nodal” course within a Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC). Students in this node of the DOCC will engage in their course of study alongside, and in dialogue with, other undergraduate and graduate students participating in the DOCC around the world.

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“Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping” Course Open for Autumn 2016

There are some seats available for NUTR 490 B in AUT 2016. This special topics course is Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping. It’s appropriate for all undergrads, is offered CR/NC, and can count toward elective credits for the NUTR minor. There will be samples!

 

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Summer History Courses Still Available!

The Department of History has seats available in three summer classes:

HSTCMP 225 The Silk Road: Monday through Thursday, 12:40-2:50, B-Term

hstcmp 225 silk road

 

HSTAS 290 History through the Novel: Literature, Culture & Politics in the Philippines, Indonesia & Egypt: Monday through Thursday, 10:20-12:30, A-Term

HSTAS 290 History through the Novel

HSTAS 490 Transformations in 20th Century China: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:20-12:30, Full-Term

hstas 490 transformations in 20th century china

 

Interested students are welcome to contact the History Advising Office with any questions about summer classes!

depts.washington.edu/history

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TOTAGO Internship Opportunity

You will be number 7 on our team and your job will begin with operationalizing a campaign for increasing the accessibility of the outdoors, especially for demographics with barriers to access. The initial focus will be to promote hiking by public transportation in urban areas across the globe.

This is a really cool opportunity for a student to get involved in a startup, be a part of a fledging environmental movement, and even get some money for their work.

Here is a link to the application:

https://www.looksharp.com/organizations/totago/listings/community-outreach-intern

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Volunteer Opportunity for Coal Program Reform

“The Mountain Pact” is an effort to educate, empower and mobilize mountain towns across the West around federal policies affecting their communities and recreation-based economies.

Next Tuesday, 6/21 a group of elected officials from mountain towns in the PNW is being organized to testify in front of the Department of Interior in support of reforming the federal coal program, specifically by incorporating the cost of climate change. You can read more about the effort at http://www.themountainpact.org/federal-coal-program/.

The Mountain Pact is seeking two volunteers who would be able to meet at the Sheraton Downtown on 6/21 from 7-9am to hold spots in line for the elected officials who will be speaking. The elected officials are coming in from out of town and unable to arrive until 9am. By arriving early to hold a spot in line, the volunteers can ensure that the elected officials get to testify that day.

Interested volunteers are welcome to call (530-539-4071) or email Diana Madson (diana@themountainpact.org) with questions or to join the effort.

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Still Space in Some Great GWSS Special Topics Courses this Summer

There is still room in some amazing GWSS courses this summer as well as autumn. This one has some fantastic cross-disciplinary interest for students interested in environmental studies, animal studies, and feminism. Don’t miss the chance to take this fantastic course!

Summer:

GWSS 290, MW 1:10-3:20 Full Term:

Environmental Destruction and Social Inequity:

This course turns to environmental studies, feminist studies, and critical animal studies in order to grapple with the realities of environmental destruction. The course examines multiple sites of unsustainable practices including pollution, toxic waste dumping, resource extraction, and animal agriculture. In analyzing patterns of environmental destruction as well as environmental protection discourses, students will strategically apply an intersectional framework to assess how both value certain lives and disregard others. More specifically, students will analyze how racism, colonialism, sexism, transphobia and speciesism shape the environment and discussions of protecting it. Course materials will include scholarly texts, activist works, and popular media. Because this course has an emphasis on writing, students will also be thinking about how writing can be a useful medium to resist environmental destruction. In order to hone their writing skills, students will be regularly writing and reviewing each other’s work in class (primarily on Wednesdays) as well as reviewing each others’ collaborative writing projects. Additionally, the instructor will meet with each student twice over the quarter to discuss writing in detail, once in groups and once individually. Because students inevitably have different strengths and weaknesses, optional readings about writing will be offered to help bolster writing skills throughout the quarter. Moreover, this course includes an optional service-learning component for students who are interested in more extensive reflection through working with a local environmental protection organization.

GWSS 290 final.pdf

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Weekly Jobs Update from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Check out our new blog/website at: http://region1jobs.wordpress.com This is where you can find “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job”, “Top 10 Resume Building Tips For Forest Service Jobs” and “FAQ”. And, you are welcome to view the webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.

Here’s a great opportunity to schedule time with USFS Northern Region’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention Program Specialist Amber Kamps. You can visit with her about: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, and anything else. Sign up for available 20 minute time frames using: http://meetme.so/Region1Jobs If you have a resume, please email it to akamps@fs.fed.us prior to your scheduled appointment. You will receive a call at the scheduled time using the phone number provided in your booking.

Geospatial Group Leader GS-13 in Missoula, MT
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=5F3CF7B3D69B4DB6901EE170DB564367

Regional Environmental Compliance Program Manager GS-13 in Missoula, MT https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/?id=2D8AD29B5167421A892D430B1E919635

Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) GS-9/11 in Superior, MT https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=3627B5BABDEC43DB89101EB9639E8038

Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep) GS-9 in Superior, MT
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=580690D07ECD4CE78D2FE80BDD83C4FB

Hydrologic Technician GS-10/11 in Missoula, MT
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=DE22C2FB62D04FCDB3B398B163F02515

Partnership Coordinator GS-7/9 in Missoula, MT
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=0B0C4EF1C0AE4BD6B69DF1207783F74E

Social Services Assistant GS-5 in Darby, MT – 4 positions may be filled https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=C15ECE06EED244B59F598526A8B63CCA

Jobs Now Advertised on http://www.usajobs.gov

Forestry Technician GS-7 in Huson or Missoula, MT – closes tomorrow June 15th https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441371200/

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A Few More Spaces Left In the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (JSIS 549)

There are a few more spots still available in next week’s Capstone Simulation!

During Summer A session, the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) program puts on an International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE) in collaboration with the U.S. Army War College. It is a fascinating experience and a great personal development and career development opportunity. A short video of last year’s event is available here.

Course Details:

International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (JSIS 549 Capstone Simulation)

Professor Robert Pekkanen

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am – 12:20pm

Army War College Briefing: July 6th, 9 – 11am

Simulation: July 7th & 8th all day

Participation options:

  • Register for JSIS 549 – Capstone Simulation (3cr) through UW Professional & Continuing Education (MAAIS tuition rate)
  • Register for JSIS 497 – Internship (2cr) through the Jackson School (your current tuition rate)
  • Sign up as a participant and receive a certificate of completion from the Jackson School (free, attendance at all sessions required)

The course is listed in the Professional and Continuing Education Time Schedule maais for instructions on registration.

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CHID’s Summer Internship Program Still Has Space!

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE IN UNIQUE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!
Local/Global Engagements: Theory, Agency, and Change
CHID 399 A&B, CHID 498 (12 credits total)
M/W – 10:20-1:40 UW Campus + 10 hours of internship per week

CHID’s 2016 Local/Global Engagements: Theory, Agency, and Change provides a unique opportunity for participating undergraduates to earn full-time, academic credit while exploring some of the most important issues of our time in both classroom and community settings. Over a 9-week period, this unique 12-credit program enables students to gain experience as interns in local organizations with an international focus in order to better understand linkages among local and global realities. Students also participate in a highly interactive seminar to reflect on their own social and ecological positioning and agency, to gain skill with a variety of critical and visionary interpretive frameworks, and to examine how social justice movements and groups work to link theory with practice in efforts to create a more just and healthy world. The program provides participants with an exceptional and supportive space in which to grow as active and effective agents in their own education, communities, and world.

Please contact Tamara Myers (chidtam@uw.edu) and Tara Fisher (tararize@gmail.com) with questions or interest!

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Graduate Assistantship in soil microbiology/physics at University of Tennessee

Graduate Assistantship in Soil Physics and Soil Microbiology in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is seeking 1 MS or PhD student to work on a multidisciplinary project investigating the feedbacks between soil microbial activity, soil structure and hydrology. Research involves modeling the physical and biological controls on soil microbial activity and soil structure in agroecosystems in Tennessee, Iowa and Illinois. A degree (BS or MS) in Soil Science,
Hydrology, Environmental Engineering or a related field is required. A strong foundation in biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, soil physics or hydrology is preferred, and experience with quantitative modeling or isotope tracers is highly desired. This position requires working independently and constructively in teams through performing original research, meeting participation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Projects will involve both laboratory and field work at the University of Tennessee in the Departments of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), as well as the potential to collaborate with scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab.

Assistantships include tuition, 12 month stipend and health insurance. The start date is Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 depending upon student admittance into the Graduate Program.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is the state’s flagship research institution, the campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. We are located in East Tennessee close to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science comprises an energetic group of tenure-track, research, teaching and extension faculty; and >100 graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter describing your experience and qualifications to:

Dr. Sean Schaeffer (sschaef5@utk.edu)

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