Interested in working with wildlife? Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology prepares students to manage and protect populations of fish and wildlife in their natural habitats. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) major gives students the skills they need to observe, research, monitor and assess the impact of environmental change, human behavior and public policy on animal populations. Using a combination of lab work, technology and field study, students develop conservation strategies that ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife populations.

The successful student will serve as the Teaching Assistant for two courses during each fall and spring semester while working toward a non-thesis master’s degree. The initial assistantship agreement is for one academic year with renewal for a second year with satisfactory performance. Possible courses to TA include:

Conservation of Natural Resources, Vertebrate Natural History, Wildlife Habitat Management, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Mammalogy, and Principles of Wildlife Science. The non-thesis degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology requires 36 course credits and an external project. Topic and expectations for the project to be determined by the student and the student’s advisory committee.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a closely related field as well as interest and enthusiasm for teaching.

Salary $12,000 annually plus tuition and benefits

Start Date 08/01/2023

Last Date to Apply 02/24/2023

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts to Successful applicants will need to submit a formal application to the NC State Graduate School at a later date. Contact Person Lara Brongo Pacifici Contact eMail

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