Future Students

One Masters graduate student assistantship is available at The Soil Management and Integrated Cropping Systems’ lab at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (https://asadeghpour.com/) in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems. The selected student will evaluate corn and soybean performance, measure greenhouse gas emissions, and identify factors that are linked to greenhouse gas emissions in a long-term cover crop-corn and soybean rotation in a conventional and no-till system. Opportunities to develop further research questions also exist. The applicant should possess an undergraduate degree in soil science, agronomy, ecology, environmental science, or any other relevant areas. Applicants should have a strong academic excellence, strong organizational, quantitative, and communication skills and should be able do field work. Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable transportation or having and maintaining a valid driver’s license. The candidate will complete coursework necessary for a Master of Science degree in Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems with an agreed upon emphasis area (http://gradschool.siu.edu/_common/documents/catalog/catalog-17-18/degree-requirements.pdf).

The assistantship includes tuition waiver, a generous stipend, and health insurance.

How to apply

Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research interests and experience related to the position, along with a CV, TOEFL (international students) scores, GRE scores, and academic transcripts via email to: Dr. Amir Sadeghpour (amir.sadeghpour@siu.edu) Assistant Professor of Soil Management and Integrated Cropping Systems at the Department of Plant,Soil, and Agricultural Systems at SIU- Carbondale.

Southern Illinois University is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person or group of persons based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or veteran’s status is specifically prohibited in the Southern Illinois University community.

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