Graduate Research Assistant Opening: Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative


The humanities-led Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative seeks a motivated, creative graduate research assistant interested in centering Indigenous epistemologies while driving institutional change here at the University and beyond to join our team.

The Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative (MESPAC) is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation and focuses on centering Indigenous epistemologies and other ways of knowing to shape how we think about relationships with the planet and each other. Through campus/community partnerships based at U of M Duluth, U of M Morris, and U of M Twin Cities, this project’s work has three main trajectories: curriculum development (integrating Indigenous and other ways of knowing into environmental education with an emphasis on humanities education and experiential work), community-engaged activism to center Indigenous epistemologies and struggles, and institutional change both at the University and beyond. Learn more about MESPAC.

The MESPAC Graduate Research Assistant will support the ongoing work of this three-campus grant both through intellectual work related to Indigenous epistemologies and environmental humanities and through organizing events and communications. Because MESPAC is a three-campus grant with many different elements, this work will involve a range of responsibilities including administrative/organizational work, evaluation, communication and storytelling, and research. A successful candidate must be committed to the goals of the MESPAC initiative.

The 50% Graduate Research Assistant is for Academic Year 2022–2023 and is flexible onsite and remote for 20 hours/week, $26.73 per hour.

This position is open until filled. The priority application deadline is Friday, August 19, 2022.

Learn more and apply now!




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