Research Assistant Sought

The Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility is seeking a research assistant to work 20 hours per week in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016, as well as 40 hours per week in Summer 2015.  The research assistant will work with Professor Tony Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and research assistant Alexandra Chase (third-year law student) on projects concerning watershed governance, public participation in environmental and natural-resource governance, the environmental regulation of land use, property law, watershed conservation, urban ecosystem conservation, adaptive governance and law, the psychology of public participation, and similar topics.  The Center currently has two active grants and will be seeking additional grants.  Current research assistants are or will be co-authors on forthcoming publications.  Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:

  1. submission of a resume and cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold,, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014;
  2. strong research and writing skills;
  3. strong interest in the environment, land use, and water;
  4. strong teamwork skills;
  5. the capacity to work independently to achieve identified goals and outcomes;
  6. both creative thinking skills and rigorous analytical skills;
  7. strong interpersonal skills; 
  8. enrollment in the dual-degree program in law and urban planning OR experience in social-science or policy-science research OR experience in the ecological sciences OR experience in natural resource management or urban planning (non-law graduate students may apply but will be hired and paid based on the Law School hourly rate in the form of financial aid);
  9. commitment to work at the Center from August 2014 to May 2016; and
  10. the results of an interview with Center researchers.

The interviews will be the week of August 11, and the research assistant will begin August 18.  To apply, send both a resume and a cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold at, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014.