Ph.D. Assistantship: Mississippi

Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
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The Human Dimensions Laboratory in the Forest & Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University has a full-time doctoral level assistantship available for a student pursuing their Ph.D. Degree in Forest Resources with a Concentration in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. We are seeking a student with previous graduate research in human dimensions, and/or natural resources economics. Current lab projects from which dissertation material can be developed include a social and economic study of the impacts of Chronic Wasting Disease on recreational hunting in Mississippi and Tennessee; Economics of nonresident fishing in Arkansas; and social and economic aspects of furbearer trapping in Mississippi. Additional dissertation opportunities can be pursued based on future grants related to the students interests, or from a repository of existing laboratory data. Student will also gain teaching experiences as a TA and guest lecture in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture. In addition to the stated stipend, student's receive complete tuition waiver, and health insurance. Student's are only required to pay for non-academic activity fees.
Potential applicants should have strong analytical, quantitative, and writing skills. The preferred candidate should have survey research experience, interest in HD theory, methodology, and measurement; experience in stated choice/preference modeling; and/or a strong background in natural resource economic valuation and impact modeling. Those with these qualifications and a background in natural resources or agricultural economics are encouraged to apply. Those with an interest should send an introductory email to the contact person along with a current copy of CV, unofficial transcript from M.S. institution by October 31, 2021. Information on applying for graduate school at MSU can be found in the listed website, but do not apply unless given the go ahead by contact.
Contact Person
Dr. Kevin M. Hunt
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