PhD Opportunity in Sensory Ecology of Light Pollution at Boise State University

Agency
Boise State University
Location
Boise, ID
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
12-month stipend ($25,000), plus tuition and fee waiver
Last Date to Apply
01/20/2019
Description
A graduate assistantship is available to support a Ph.D. student pursuing research on the effects of light pollution on bat and insect communities. Work will take place at a long-term research site of the Barber Lab in Grand Teton National Park, among other National Park Units. In addition, experimental research could be sited in the Pioneer Mountains of Central Idaho, another long-term study area. Part of this project will involve testing the efficacy of recently developed ecologically-friendly night sky lighting using passive acoustic monitoring, radiotelemetry, and insect identification. This position is funded by a GA with a 12-month stipend ($25,000), tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance (renewable yearly for 4-5 years). About the program: The Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Ph.D. program at Boise State brings together faculty from 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 a network of valuable connections in academia, 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: http://eeb.boisestate.edu/. 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. The deadline to submit an application is Jan 20, 2019. About the city: Boise State students enjoy living in the beautiful city of Boise, which strikes a perfect 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. The city has ample opportunities for world-class outdoor activities year round and a thriving arts and entertainment culture.
Qualifications
A relevant M.S. or equivalent research experience is required. Please contact jessebarber@boisestate.edu with a CV and a cover letter explaining your interests before applying to the EEB PhD program at Boise State (please use the subject line: Light at Night PhD).
Contact Person
Dr. Jesse Barber
Contact eMail
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