Announcing the Availability of a Graduate Research Assistantship in the Park Management & Conservation Program at Kansas State University
Prospective students interested in conducting research on social and natural resources related to the brown bear viewing experience at Katmai National Park and Preserve (Alaska) are invited to apply for a graduate research associate (GRA) position in the Park Management & Conservation Program at Kansas State University. This position is intended for students interested in pursuing a master’s degree (M.S.). Position to begin fall 2017. Employment could begin as early as summer 2017, for a highly qualified candidate.
The GRA, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Skibins, will focus on understanding both ecological and social impacts related to the backcountry bear viewing visitor experience. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) assist with research to quantify relationships between visitor use and resource and social conditions; and 2) assist with overall project coordination and logistics throughout all project phases. Experience in the following areas is desired (but not required):
· Knowledge of, or desire to learn about, the wildlife-visitor experience (related to natural resources, social impacts, and planning)
· Demonstrated coursework in social sciences, research design (quantitative and/or qualitative), and GIS
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· Ability to work alone in the field
GRAs are 12-month, 20-hour per week positions that include a competitive stipend, tuition, and health insurance benefits.Positions are reviewed annually and, contingent upon performance, appointed to additional year appointments as necessary for completion of the degree program. Please visit http://hnr.k-state.edu/graduate/ to learn more about the program and faculty.
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Graduate Programs. The Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources at K-State offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs
For full consideration, please complete the online admission application for K-State Graduate School: https://www.applyweb.com/kstateg/. Additionally, please email the following to Dr. Skibins (email@example.com): 1) Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages) indicating your area(s) of research interest and long-term goals; 2) resume/CV; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) transcripts for all college course work; and 5) GRE scores. Applicants seeking enrollment for fall 2017 should submit all materials by May 1. For more information about the department, or the position contact Dr. Skibins, 785-532-1404, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: http://hnr.k-state.edu/people/faculty/jeffrey-skibins/.