March/April USSEE News

Millennium Challenge Corporation Grant Opportunity

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has just issued a grant opportunity.  MCC is looking to develop partnerships with a non-profit, “think tank” or academic institution to enhance analytical capabilities in various subfields of environmental and natural resource economics, including water resources, natural resource accounting, and climate change.  For example, MCC uses a Constraints Analysis based on  Ricardo Hausmann’s Growth Diagnostics approach to help guide and define project development with partner countries (for more information on our approach and projects see MCC’s website,  MCC is interested in deeper consideration of accounting for Natural Capital across its programs and is looking for collaborators to advance this issues.

You can find the announcement at

Job Posting: Lecturer in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a full-time (.88 FTE – academic-year, 9-month), benefits-eligible, three-year (renewable), non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin fall term August 2019. This lecturer will be primarily responsible for undergraduate teaching in ECS, and will also engage in on-campus and/or off-campus service responsibilities, including academic advising of undergraduates in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. The initial course load will include Principles of Sustainability, Sustainable Living – Global Perspectives, and Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions.

For a more complete description of the position with instructions on how to apply, visit:

USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) Summer Internships

The USDA is hiring graduate and undergraduate interns for Summer of 2019. Students will gain valuable experience working with ERS research teams to conduct policy-relevant research on agriculture, environment, and food-related topics. Interns will also participate in various aspects of the research process, such as data collection/compilation, model selection, analysis, literature reviews, and/or preparation of published manuscripts reporting findings. To learn more about the position and how to apply, see the full posting at

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