The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Assisting with the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection protocols
2. Collecting, organizing and maintaining necessary and planned survey, interview and spatial-temporal data needs
3. Analyzing, summarizing and reporting data, focusing on visitor experience and park amenities
4. Presenting findings to NPS partners and at national and international conferences
5. Assisting the APS lab with projects and other duties as assigned.
Compensation and Hours
Each GA position requires 20 hours per week on an established schedule that fits with the student’s course demands, which will include weekdays and some weekends. A full tuition waver and $20,000/year stipend will be provided for the extent of the appointment (2 years). Housing, transportation, and meal stipends will be provided for the data collection periods and any work hours outside of Manhattan, Kansas. Funding for professional development opportunities is also available.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however for August start-date, preference will be given to applications received by March 26th. Please electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Ryan Sharp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Park Management and Conservation
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources | Kansas State University
1712 Claflin Rd. | 2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center | Manhattan, KS 66506
Initial questions should be directed to Dr. Ryan Sharp at email@example.com and 716-289-6107.
• An earned Bachelor’s degree prior to the start of course work.
• Acceptance to KSU’s PMC Graduate Program or an application in process at the time of application for this position.
• Strong leadership, organizational skills, and work ethic.
• Ability to work well with others in a variety of formal and informal settings.
• Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• A desire to offer park managers with applied solutions to complex issues.