Ph.D. Assistantship Available in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department, Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Dr. Christina T. Cavaliere is recruiting a PhD student to begin in Fall, 2020, in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University. Dr. Cavaliere is an environmental social scientist and international sustainable development specialist with a focus on linking tourism and biocultural conservation. Dr. Cavaliere’s area of research involves the human dimensions of socio-ecological systems including tourism impacts. 

The successful PhD applicant for this position would pursue an independent research project that builds on and relates to Dr. Cavaliere’s research on issues related to tourism and conservation. The student’s work could focus on tourism and protected areas, wildlife interactions, sustainability issues, international conservation policy, socio-ecological impacts and/or biocultural conservation. 

The PhD position would include guaranteed funding for three years through a graduate research assistantship. Required qualifications include: a master’s degree with a research thesis in an area related to tourism and conservation, previous qualitative and quantitative research experience and knowledge of socio-ecological conservation issues related to tourism impacts. 

Prospective students should email the following application materials to Dr. Cavaliere by 15 February 2020 for full consideration: 

• CV 

• Master’s degree research thesis and/or a published academic writing sample 

• GRE results 

• TOEFL scores (if applicable) 

• Unofficial academic transcripts 

• Cover letter 

• 2-page maximum (excluding references) research proposal 

• 3 academic references 

For more information about the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University, please visit: 

Only students selected for phone interviews will be contacted. 

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