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Current Openings

Current Openings

Assistantships

M.S. Assistantships(s)

Texas Tortoise Translocation and Disease Assessment

Position Description: The graduate student selected will conduct research to determine the survivability and movements of Texas tortoises upon translocation.  In addition, the prevalence of diseases within tortoises from southern Texas, with emphasis on necrotizing scute disease (NSD) and upper respiratory tract disease (URTD), will be assessed.  The successful candidate will pursue an MS degree in Range and Wildlife Science with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Assessment of South Texas Loma Habitat for Texas Tortoise

Position Description:  The graduate student selected will conduct research on the rare and unique vegetation in clay lomas of South Texas and on their value as habitat for Texas tortoises.  Project goals include describing vegetation and other variables of clay lomas and rating their value as Texas tortoise habitat based on density of tortoises on a minimum of 15 different lomas in a 4-county area of southern coastal Texas.  The successful candidate will pursue a M.S. degree in Range & Wildlife Management with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Dept.

Grassland Restoration Strategies Following Solar Field Installation

Position Description:  The graduate student selected will conduct research on grassland restoration techniques following the construction of a new solar field.  The goals of the project are to evaluate the ability of South Texas Natives seed releases to restore a native grassland community to areas impacted by the construction of a new solar field, and evaluate the most efficient planting time and technique of these seeds.

Effects of Varied Season and Return Interval of Prescribed Burning on Coastal Vegetation Communities in Southern Texas.

Position Description:  The graduate student selected will conduct research on the effects of prescribed burning on coastal vegetative communities in southern Texas.  Project goals include determining changes in coastal grassland communities, specifically nearest-neighbor relationships, brought about by burning in either winter or summer with either short or long return intervals.  The successful candidate will pursue a M.S. degree in Range and Wildlife Management with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Dept.

CKWRI/TAMUK Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor in Carnivore Ecology

Position Description: Tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications, with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. This is a 75% research and 25% teaching, tenure-track, 9-month appointment with potential for summer salary.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Wildlife Disease Epidemiology

Position Description: Tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications, with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. This is a 50% research and 50% teaching, tenure-track, 9-month appointment with potential for summer salary.

Director of Texas Native Seeds

Position Description: Endowed Director of Texas Native Seeds.  Directs program at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville to promote restoration with native plants in Texas through seed source development, research, and outreach.  Administer a state-wide program of 10–15 staff.   Engage donors and secure program and projects with extramural funding.  Seeking natural resource professional with a strong presence and research and management experience who is passionat

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