Postdoctoral Researcher – Human Dimensions of Wildlife – Texas

Texas State University
San Marcos
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Start Date
Fall 2019 (negotiable)
Last Date to Apply
Until Filled
Dr. Chris Serenari, Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Wildlife in the Department of Biology ( at Texas State University - San Marcos, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral researcher (12-month appointment with possibility of extension), starting in mid-September 2019. Applications will be accepted from early career scholars (≤ four years post Ph.D.). Dr. Serenari’s lab ( focuses on applied and rigorous social science to improve wildlife governance, with emphasis on threatened and endangered species protection. Within this domain, focal areas include private lands conservation, landscape scale conservation projects, and policy innovation. Candidates with diverse academic backgrounds including human dimensions of wildlife and environmental policy, education, or economics are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to lead or assist with grant proposal writing, study design and data collection, course instruction, science communication, peer-review publication, student mentoring, among other related duties as assigned. Current and prospective research areas include: • large carnivore recovery and conservation; • herpetofauna trade; • zoonotic disease and human well-being; • minorities/marginalized publics and biodiversity conservation; and • wildlife tourism and host communities. Salary is $50,000US per year (plus benefits). Office space will be provided by the Department of Biology. Texas State University serves approximately 40,000 students and 53% of the study body are ethnic minorities. The San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 60,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities.
Preference will be given to those with skill in both qualitative or quantitative data including GIS. A love for science and desire to inform positive change is essential. How to apply: send a CV, maximum two-page research proposal highlighting potential research interests, and examples of three recent journal publications to: Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
Contact Person
Christopher Serenari
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