Master o doctorado sobre dimensiones humanas de la conservación (USA) ~

13 de abril de 2018

Master o doctorado sobre dimensiones humanas de la conservación (USA)

M.S. or Ph.D. Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation (Available for Fall 2018)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) at North Carolina State University invites applications for an MS or PhD-level research assistantship beginning in Fall 2018. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Lincoln Larson on a study evaluating college students’ beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to wildlife conservation, with a particular emphasis on hunting. The research project is sponsored by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through the Multistate Conservation Grant Program. Working with collaborators at NC State, the candidate will have a unique opportunity to help lead a team of researchers and practitioners from 26 public universities and state wildlife agencies across 13 states. Results of the project will inform research and practice that impacts the future of wildlife conservation in the United States.

Key Responsibilities & Opportunities:

Research: Work with faculty advisor and partners to advance human dimensions of wildlife conservation theory and practice, generating conservation impacts; Assist with study design, data collection, and analysis, implementing a multi-phase project across 13 states.

Writing & Communication: Assist or lead in developing academic presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles, non-technical reports (e.g., Practitioner’s Guide), outreach materials, and other deliverables.

Teaching & Mentoring: Train and supervise undergraduate research assistants and/or serve as a teaching assistant in PRTM course.

Professional Development & Networking: Interact with partners from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, fostering professional connections and potential employment opportunities across multiple sectors.

Required Qualifications:
BA or BS degree (MS for PhD applicants) in natural resource-related discipline, including social science degrees with an emphasis on natural resource management
Desire to pursue an advanced degree in Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology (FWCB) or Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management (PRTM) within the College of Natural Resources.
Background or experience in quantitative (survey-based) data collection and analysis
Strong verbal and writing communication skills
Strong leadership, organizational, and project management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with others
Meet admissions requirements of the NC State Graduate School (found here)

Desired Qualifications:
Strong interest in wildlife conservation values, attitudes and behaviors
Strong interest in hunting (or studying connections between hunting and conservation)
Experience working for or with state or federal wildlife management agencies

Assistantship Package: The assistantship provides an annual stipend of $20,000 that also includes tuition, student fees, health insurance, and funds to support professional development. It assumes 20 hours per week dedicated to the project and 20 hours dedicated to coursework. Position is renewable for up to 3 years based on satisfactory progress.

Starting Date: The targeted (negotiable) starting date for the assistantship is August 15, 2018.

How to Apply: Please begin the application process by sending an email to Dr. Lincoln Larson ( with the following items in one PDF document:

1) Letter of Intent (personal statement describing relevant experience and research interests)

2) Resume or CV

3) Contact Information for 3 Academic References

Position will remain open until filled, with all applications submitted by April 22, 2018 receiving full consideration. If selected for the position, applicants will be asked tosubmit an online application to the NC State Graduate School.

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