Posted on: 20 December, 2018
Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Master’s level Graduate Research Assistantship on Climate Change Adaptation, East Carolina University, USA


The Anthropology of Climate Change Adaptation


The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University invites applications to the Master’s degree program in Anthropology for admission in the fall semester of 2019.  We offer graduate assistantships and out-of-state tuition waivers to highly qualified cultural anthropology applicants with an interest in environmental issues, including human adaptation to the impacts of climate change and the particular vulnerabilities experienced by marginalized populations, such as those in rural communities. The successful applicants will work under the supervision of Dr. Cynthia Grace-McCaskey (, assisting with ethnographic and mixed-methods data collection in North Carolina (with potential for additional research in the U.S. Virgin Islands and southeast U.S.), data analysis, and the dissemination of results.

ECU’s Master’s program in Anthropology is designed to provide students with competency in the three subfields of biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology.  In addition, students have the opportunity to specialize in their area of interest, such as environmental anthropology, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, or historic archaeology.

While the application deadline is March 1, 2019, we strongly encourage earlier submissions. Application reviews will begin immediately.  Further details on the ECU Department of Anthropology and Master’s degree program can be found on the department website (, along with details about how to apply.  To be accepted to the program, students must qualify for admission to both the graduate school and the department.

Though not required, interested applicants are encouraged to send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their CV (including GPA and GRE scores) via email to Dr. Cynthia Grace-McCaskey ( prior to formally applying to the ECU graduate school.