Social Science Graduate Assistantship: Climate Adaptation at Virginia Tech


PhD graduate student assistantship to study climate change communication, collaborative learning, and collective impact in the United States.  Assistantship will cover tuition and an annual stipend. The student will work toward a PhD in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech (, the top-rated program of its kind in the United States (see  

This is a social science assistantship under the mentorship of Professor Marc Stern ( The research will involve studying the outcomes of climate change adaptation workshops held in diverse areas in the United States.

Start date: January or August 2019

Applications considered as received.



  • Master’s degree in field relevant to the project
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong growth mindset and a strong commitment to learning
  • Direct experience in research design, data collection, analysis, and writing.
  • Preferred: Experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods.