Sports Turf Research Assistantship

Position Description

Take this opportunity to get sports turf management experience while working towards a Master’s Degree. This position is jointly funded by the University of Connecticut Club Sports Program and the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. The student will serve as the Head Sports Turf Manager for two sports fields that support four sports (soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and ultimate Frisbee).  The student will work closely with UConn Turfgrass faculty to implement a well-rounded turfgrass management plan utilizing the latest equipment and resources.  The student will also conduct applied sports turf research while completing all graduate degree requirements.


B.S. degree in Turfgrass Management, Plant Science, Soil Science or related field is preferred. Previous turfgrass management experience is highly desirable.


The assistantship includes a stipend of $23,598 paid biweekly over the academic year.  Additional summer salary opportunities are available as well. Graduate assistants also receive comprehensive health care benefits.

Interested Students

Send a personal letter of intent describing your qualifications and reasons for interest in the position; resume; and a copy of college transcripts to

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