Bursă doctorală în S.U.A.

Universitatea de Maine caută un doctorand specializat în ştiinţa mediului pentru un program doctoral cu bursă pe un domeniu de graniţă, cu elemente de dezvoltare durabilă, educaţie şi politică.

Termenul limită pentru aplicare e 1 ianuarie 2011. Pentru cei interesaţi, vă redau mesajul original:

“NSF Doctoral Research Assistantship to Study Higher Education,
Policy, and Sustainability

at the University of Maine

The University of Maine seeks a doctoral fellow interested in the
intersections of higher education and policy related to
sustainability beginning in the fall of 2011. The doctoral fellowship
will allow for up to five years of support ($20,000 $25,000 per year
as well as a tuition waiver and student health insurance) to focus on
a program of study incorporating scholarship related to higher
education policy, organizational theory, social justice, and inquiry
along with a focus on connecting higher education researchers to
policy stakeholders. Specifically, research opportunities will focus
on how academic research can inform public policy arenas.

The Ph.D. program will prepare the qualified candidate to pursue
careers including, but not limited to, public policy research,
cooperative extension, and to train the next generation of
researchers, teachers, and leaders about interdisciplinarity,
sustainability, and connections between the knowledge produced in
higher education organizations and its role in policy, decision
making, and communities.

Qualifications for Admission

While not required, a background in environmental science and/or
professional experiences related to sustainability may be beneficial.
Candidates should possess a master’s degree and should meet the
requirements for admission listed at the following address:


About the Sustainability Solutions Initiative

Producing knowledge and linking it to actions that meet human needs
while preserving the planet’s life support systems is emerging as one
of the most fundamental and difficult challenges in the 21st century.
There is growing consensus that traditional methods of generating and
using knowledge must be fundamentally reorganized to confront the
breadth, magnitude, and urgency of many problems now facing society.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Maine’s Sustainability
Solutions Initiative (SSI), a partnership between the University of
Maine, the University of Southern Maine, and other institutions of
higher education, seeks to transform Maine’s capacity for addressing
these challenges through interdisciplinary scholarship, policy, and
engagement with stakeholders.

For more information on the SSI, please visit

Deadline for applications is January 1, 2011.

For more information, please contact Dr. Susan K. Gardner
(susan.k.gardner@maine.edu), Associate Professor of Higher Education


Susan K. Gardner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Higher Education

College of Education and Human Development

University of Maine

336 Merrill Hall

Orono, ME 04469-5749

(207) 581-3122


Author: Horea Olosutean