Bruce Lauber and Richard Stedman of the Cornell Center for Conservation Social Sciences are seeking applicants for a graduate assistantship for either an M.S. or Ph.D student.  The student is expected to contribute to a project on risk management and chronic wasting disease in New York State.

The applicant will be expected to develop both qualitative and quantitative research skills and to carry out interviews, content analysis, and a survey.

Support packages may include a combination of research and teaching assistantships, depending upon the qualifications and interests of the student.

Qualifications:  B.S. (M.S. for those seeking a PhD.).  The successful applicant will have a strong background in some combination of risk analysis, management, and/or communication; wildlife management; and/or environmental psychology (experience in all areas is not necessary).  Applicants should have a record of outstanding academic performance (e.g. >3.5 GPA), strong GRE scores (>75th percentiles), and comfort with working with rural residents.

How to apply: Please send cover letter describing research interests and experience; resume or CV; unofficial copies of transcripts, GRE (U.S. students only), and proof of English fluency (international students only); and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Bruce Lauber ([email protected]) by July 15, 2019.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by July 31, 2019 and will be required to apply for admission to Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources Graduate Program.

For additional information on Cornell University, the Center for Conservation Social Sciences (formerly known as the Human Dimensions Research Unit), or Bruce Lauber or Richard Stedman, please see the following sites:

Lauber’s research profile:

Stedman’s research profile:

Center for Conservation Social Sciences:

Cornell University Department of Natural Resources: