Deadline: May 30, 2013
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP/ASSISTANTSHIP to begin the fall 2013 semester that would lead to a Master of Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville Texas. The student chosen for this program will be required to complete course work and a thesis at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, as well as an assistantship in the Conservation Education Program at the Welder Wildlife Foundation located on the Welder Wildlife Refuge near Sinton, Texas. The student’s thesis research will focus on investigating historical and current roles of women in the wildlife profession, and the challenges women have faced in their careers. Fellowship stipend is $14,000/yr plus $900 insurance stipend.
The assistantship will be broken into 2 segments and completion of the graduate fellowship/ assistantship program will take approximately 3 years. The student will be on a Welder Wildlife Foundation Fellowship while at the university and on salary while at the Welder Foundation. Housing will be provided while working at the Welder Foundation.
As an assistant in the Welder Foundation’s Conservation Education Program, the graduate student will help plan and conduct on-site and outreach education and training programs for public school and university students, and will assist the Education Program Coordinator with programs for adults and teachers. The graduate student will also assist with workshops, field days, symposia, public tours, preparation of educational materials, and maintenance of museum displays and biological collections.
Applicants must have a B.S. or B.A. degree in a biology-related field (e.g., Wildlife Biology, Ecosystem Science, Natural Resource Management, Zoology, etc.), and minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and combined GRE score of 1100 (300 on GRE new scale). A strong background in wildlife or range ecology, conservation, and management is important. Ideal candidates would have excellent written and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and sincere interest in education and working with people.
To apply, please send the following materials via email attachment to Dr. Selma Glasscock, firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) Cover letter explaining career goals, academic interests, and preferred sub-disciplines of study, highlighting relevant experience, (2) a resume, (3) names/addresses/email for three references, and (4) GPA and GRE scores (unofficial ok).
To apply or for further information please contact:
Dr. Selma Glasscock, Assistant Director
Dr. April Ann Torres Conkey, Assistant Professor
Welder Wildlife Foundation
Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences
P.O. Box 1400
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Sinton, TX 78387