The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is filling a half-time, permanent Natural Resources Sociologist (Natural Resources Research Scientist-Advanced) position. The scientist will conduct applied social science and human dimensions research, primarily supporting Wisconsin’s wildlife and related resource management programs. The Natural Resources Sociologist will consult on social science questions, creatively adapt sociological theory and scientific methods to unique problems, and carry out research to address complex, sensitive, and highly controversial topics (e.g., proposals that would alter regulations, factors affecting angler and hunter participation, public perceptions of management activities, agency regulatory contacts, etc.). Specific areas of research focus will change over time depending on the priority research needs of the department. This is a 50% FTE position (~20 hours/week), however, we anticipate that the incumbent will have the option to add a similar 50% LTE position to create a full 40 hour work week. 

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 The application deadline is November 8, 2020.