Women in Agricultural Development Program
The primary responsibility of the assistant will be to provide support to WIAD program
development efforts and strengthen the student's research interests. This assistant will work with
faculty to facilitate WIAD program development and to strengthen the student's research
interests. The assistant will be a Master's Degree or PhD candidate in the social or natural
sciences with specific research or training interests in gender analysis in agriculture or natural
resource management and environmental concerns. The selection of the assistant will be made
by a smalrnterdisciplinary group composed of members of the WIAD interest group.
The goals of the assistantship are twofold as described below:
a) Provide support to WIAD program development.
The assistant will work under the direction of a designated faculty member to:
1) Coordinate the speaker series through correspondence and communication to
visiting lecturers, distribute speaker series announcements, and act as a guest
coordinator for visiting speakers.
2) Compile- and publish the WIAD newsletter in a timely manner, including
gathering relevant materials on important upcoming events and job opportunities,
soliciting brief articles or relevant book reviews from students and faculty, and
providing brief reports/descriptions of the most recent speaker presentations.
3) Assist in other WIAD efforts that develop throughout the year.
b) Strengthen student's research interests.
The assistant will work under the guidance of a WIAD supervisor, his or her supervisory
committee and other interested faculty to:
1) Compile an annotated bibliography, a literature review, or a research paper
relevant to the proposed master's or dissertation research topic on gender issues
in agriculture and natural resource management during the term of the
2) Give a talk sharing the results of the research paper or proposal.