Angelo State University: is a public institution that was founded in 1928. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,197 (fall 2021), its setting is city, and the campus size is 268 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Angelo State University’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities West, #85.

I am seeking a graduate student interested in pursuing a MS degree in Biology. Thesis work will focus on surveys for and monitoring of the endangered Texas Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe scabriuscula). This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Additional research opportunities on aspects of Texas Poppy Mallow ecology will be considered depending on the applicant’s skill set and interests.

Qualifications: Prospective applicants should have research interests in botany, native plant conservation, and/or plant ecology and should have strong field skills. Applicants should have a B.S. in biology or a related field. Successful applicants must score 565 or higher using the following formula: ([60 hours undergraduate GPA multiplied by 100] + [Verbal GRE Score + Quantitative GRE Score]). Applicants with previous experience surveying for rare plants are preferred, however a willingness to learn and a strong work ethic are more important than experience.


To apply or inquire about more information, email Dr. Ben Skipper ( Applications should include a 1) letter of interest that highlights your qualifications, experience, and career goals, 2) your CV or resume, 3) unofficial college transcripts, and 4) the names and contact information for three references that are familiar with your academic and work history.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Note: the selected applicant will still need to apply for and be accepted into ASU’s graduate program (deadline for spring enrollment, 1 Dec.). More information on that process can be found at this web address:

Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2022

Salary: $15/hr Research Assistantship

Start Date: 01/17/2023

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