Graduate Research Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Graduate Research Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation, Michigan State
A graduate assistantship (MS or PhD) in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife conservation is
available in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. The applicant will be
expected to fulfill all requirements for a graduate degree set forth by the Department and University in a
timely manner, conduct original and applied research related to the human dimensions of wildlife in
Michigan, participate in Department activities, and be an active member of the Gore lab.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Applicants should have research interests in international wildlife conservation
issues, including but not limited to risk perception and communication in conservation; collaborative and
participatory resource management; human-wildlife conflict; wildlife poaching, conservation crime, or
gender and the environment.
Competitive applicants will: be highly motivated and independent, have some experience with the human
dimensions of fisheries and wildlife, have some social statistical background, have a strong foreign
language capacity (especially French), be willing to work collaboratively with diverse conservation
stakeholders, have international experience, able to conduct fieldwork under remote supervision, and be
willing and able to professionally represent the Department and University. Strong preference will be given
to applicants with experience in a related field and who have published. Interested individuals should
email inquiries to Dr. Meredith Gore as soon as possible. Please provide the following materials: 1) cover
letter describing general and specific research interests/experiences; 2) brief statement of professional
goals; 3) resume; 4) transcripts; 5) list of three references (names, email, address, phone); and 6) GRE
and/or TOEFL scores.
Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative
teaching, research and outreach for more than 150 years. MSU is known internationally as a major public
university with global reach and extraordinary impact. Its 17 degree-granting colleges attract scholars
worldwide who are interested in combining education with practical problem solving.
Please direct all correspondence to:
Meredith L. Gore, PhD
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
School of Criminal Justice
13 Natural Resources Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
p: 517.432.8203; f: 517.432.1699