The Serenari Lab ( at Texas State University is searching for outstanding candidates for a funded Ph.D. position beginning September 2020. Contingent upon satisfactory degree progress, the student will have funding for the duration their program originating from a combination of teaching assistantship (TA) and a potential funded research project. A TA position would provide $3,000 per month for 9 months for up to 5 years and in-state tuition rates. Research assistantship funding covers four long semesters of tuition, contributes to health insurance premiums, and provides a minimum stipend of between $1,800-$2,000 for at least 18 months. The selected student will work with Dr. Chris Serenari to conduct a conservation social science dissertation project geared toward endangered species protection. A likely 2-year project would begin in 2021 and entail working with a state partner to test landscape-scale communication interventions and assess agency capacity to implement them. Click here for more information.