The Applied Park Science Lab (APS) in the Park Management and Conservation (PMC) program at Kansas State University is pleased to announce an M.S. level graduate research assistant position starting in August 2020. The student will have the opportunity to work on research related to visitor use in parks and protected areas, with specific focus on visitor behavior and geo-spatial methods and analysis. Student(s) will work with Dr. Ryan Sharp and other faculty and graduate students in the APS lab, with teaching opportunities also available. The students primary responsibility will be to assist Dr. Sharp and colleagues with multi-year visitor use projects at National Park Service (NPS) units (e.g. Mammoth Cave), state of Kansas park units (e.g. Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park), The Nature Conservancy properties throughout Kansas and U.S. Forest Service sites (e.g. Cimarron National Grasslands).

The successful applicants will serve in a graduate assistantship (GA) and participate in research design, data collection and analysis, reporting and dissemination for visitor use planning and management.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however preference will be given to applications received by *April 3rd*. Please electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, GRE scores and contact information for three references to Dr. Ryan Sharp at [email protected].