PhD Assistantship Opportunity in Penn State’s Recreation, Park and Tourism Management Department focused on Leave No Trace Social Science
The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) (https://hhd.psu.edu/rptm/recreation-park-and-tourism-management-graduate-program) at Penn State is pleased to announce a funded PhD graduate assistantship position.
This individual will work under the supervision of Dr. Derrick Taff within RPTM’s Protected Areas Research Collaborative (https://hhd.psu.edu/rptm/research/research-labs-and-initiatives/protected-areas-research-collaborative-parc) and will have research and teaching responsibilities (totaling approximately 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters).
Specifically, this opportunity would be focused on research involving the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. This could include working with existing social science data, as well as collecting new laboratory-based and parks/protected areas-based social science data.
Stipend and Benefits:
RPTM, housed within Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, is one of the most academically-esteemed programs of its kind. RPTM offers one of the most fiscally competitive fall and spring semester, monthly stipends in the country, a tuition waiver, and a health insurance subsidy. Additional opportunities for summer funding as well as fellowships and scholarships may also be available.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated statistical analysis skills and/or previous social science research experience.
Prospective applicants should have a minimum of 151 on the verbal portion of the GRE and 149 on the quantitative portion of the GRE. International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80, with at least a score of 19 on the speaking portion.
This assistantship will start in August, 2020.
Deadlines for Applying:
- For Initial Inquiries, please send Dr. Derrick Taff (firstname.lastname@example.org) a 1) letter of interest, and 2) a current resume with three references, no later than December 1, 2019.
- To be considered for graduate school within RPTM, applicants must apply through Penn State’s Graduate School at http://gradschool.psu.edu/prospective-students/how-to-apply/ by December 15th, 2019 to be considered for fall 2020 admittance.