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Project PAIS 2.0 Graduate Assistant - College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Project PAIS 2.0 (Partners for Agricultural Innovation and Sustainability) is a USDA-funded program designed to provide outreach to area landowners in a number of areas at the interface between conservation biology and agriculture. Project PAIS 2.0 is a coordinated effort between the University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Sumter County Soil and Water Conservation District.


Effective Date: August 10, 2022




  1. Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Strong work ethic


  1. Experience in agricultural or outdoor settings
  2. Ability to work in uncomfortable conditions
  3. Research and data analysis experience
  4. Strong computer skills



  1. Assist the project coordinators in outreach efforts to area landowners
  2. Provide assistance and mentorship to undergraduate interns
  3. Conduct thesis research in the UWA Conservation Biology MS program. Thesis topics may be drawn from a variety of areas related to the project goals, including but not limited to invasive species, pollinator support, soil quality, and forest management.



  1. $27,200 annual stipend renewable for up to two years
  2. No other benefits are provided


Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin upon receipt, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please send completed applications by July 15, 2022.


To Apply: Send materials listed below to:

Dr. John McCall, Dean

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Principal Investigator, PAIS 2.0

The University of West Alabama

Station 7

Livingston, AL 35470


  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Email and phone numbers of at least three current professional references
  4. Transcripts of all college work (unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment)


The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, hearing status, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies.

AA/EO Employer.

Minority applications encouraged.