Water Justice Graduate Research Position

Portland State University
Portland, OR, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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"I am seeking a motivated graduate student to focus on environmental justice issues concerning water (Water Justice) at Portland State University. Applicants may investigate issues of gender, race, and class around water including flooding, clean water access, water conflicts, etc. Applicants may partake in the following: literature reviews, research design, qualitative data collection, data analysis, and manuscripts for publication. The ideal candidate has a prior degree in the social sciences, strong writing skills, experience working with community partners, and a background/interest in mixed (qualitative and quantitative) research methods. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Funding opportunities are available.

Applicants have the option of applying for a Masters in Science, Masters in Environmental Management, Professional Science Master, or PhD in the School of the Environment ( https://www.pdx.edu/esm/prospective-grad-students, deadline January 15, 2019). Serious applicants should contact me at melh32@pdx.edu with a CV or online portfolio, transcript, GRE scores, and a letter detailing research interests and experience. For more information about my research, see https://www.pdx.edu/esm/dr-melissa-haeffner.

Portland State University has been ranked among the nations’ “Most Innovative” by US News and World Report for four years in a row. PSU’s mission to "let knowledge serve the city" which reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. https://www.pdx.edu/.

Melissa Haeffner, PhD

pronouns: she/her/hers

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Management

Portland State University


1719 SW 10th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97201-3203

office: 503.725.2497