An assistantship is available for a graduate student (MS or PhD) in the area of Forest Products and Wood Quality. The assistantship is available immediately for 12 months a year and will open until filled. The student will work on projects related to the effect of forest management on the physical, mechanical, and anatomical properties of loblolly pine at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia. Students should have an undergraduate (BS) and/or graduate degree (MS) in forestry, wood science, engineering, or other related areas. To be considered at the Doctoral level, prospective applicants are expected to have authored or submitted refereed journal articles to reputable journals. Upon arriving in the Athens area personal transportation is required.

Stipend: This research assistantship includes a competitive stipend and a tuition waiver. Assistantship will be available for two years for MS students and three years for PhD students.
Application: Please contact Dr. Joseph Dahlen via email with your specific research interests and how they relate to wood quality, copies of academic transcripts, GRE scores, CV, and contact information for 3 references. Details of the graduate program at Warnell including the application process and requirements can be found at

University of Georgia: The University of Georgia (, founded in 1785, is a land grant/sea grant institution comprised of 16 schools and colleges. Enrollment includes approximately 34,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

The Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, founded in 1905, is a professional school with 57 faculty, 200 undergraduates, and 194 graduate students. The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Majors in the School include forestry, fisheries and wildlife, natural resources recreation and tourism, and water and soil resources. The School has a 740-acre forest less than 10 minutes from campus and 23,000 acres of forestland across the state for teaching and research.

Dr. Joseph Dahlen
Assistant Professor
Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
University of Georgia
Tel: 706-583-0464