Ph.D. Assistantship – Human Recreation Interactions with Prey Populations, food chains, and ground-nesting birds, Boise State University, Idaho

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) – at Boise State University.  A position is potentially available for a motivated Ph.D. student to study multiple interactions between human recreation and populations of ground-squirrels and rabbits, carcass availability, lead uptake by scavengers/predators, and nesting success of ground-nesting birds.  This project would involve extensive experimental field work and modeling to examine hypotheses surrounding how human recreation in grassland and desert landscapes affects the life history and survivorship of numerous bird and mammal species.  The Ph.D. student will work in collaboration with faculty, scientists, land managers, students, and field technicians.  This position includes support in the form of research and teaching (if interested) assistantships, tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance and will provide opportunities to travel for field work, conferences, and/or training.
Stipend and tuition and fees
This position includes support in the form of a graduate assistantships (renewable, 12-month at $25,000), tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance.
About the program and Boise
The Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior PhD is a new and modern graduate program at Boise State University. This program brings together faculty from across multiple academic departments including biological sciences, geosciences, anthropology, and the human-environment systems group to offer relevant courses and provide unique mentorship and training opportunities.  Further, we have created a network of valuable connections in academia, local relationships with federal and state agencies, nonprofits and NGOs, as well as partnerships with international organizations all dedicated to providing students with transformative research and educational experiences for diverse career opportunities. To learn more, please visit:  Boise State University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff. Accordingly, applicants who would add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community are encouraged to apply.
Students in this program enjoy living in the beautiful city of Boise, which strikes a balance with close-by outdoor recreational activities as well as a vibrant downtown life. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the capital of the State of Idaho, Boise is frequently featured as a top-ranked metropolis. In 2017, US News and World report ranked Boise the 12th best city to live in the United States.
To Apply
send via email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file name): a cover letter that states qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.), and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to Jay Carlisle (EM:  Please put “Human recreation effects PhD application” in the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received until January 2, 2018.  If you do not have GRE scores by the deadline, your application cannot be considered.  Top candidates will be interviewed by mid-January and asked to formally apply to Boise State’s EEB program by 20th of January 2018.  All admission decisions must be approved by the Graduate Dean.