Human Dimensions Specialist

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 03 Apr 2023

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Human Dimensions Specialist
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300506AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate I
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $55,000 - $65,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 04/24/2023
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/03/2023
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) is an academic unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources with undergraduate majors in Natural Resources Tourism and Human Dimensions in Natural Resources. In addition, the Department of HDNR houses Master of Science degrees in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Conservation Leadership, a Masters of Tourism Management, and a PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. The faculty is also active in human dimensions of natural resources research as well as outreach.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to contribute to the conducting of research on the human dimensions aspects of invasive animal impacts, wildlife disease impacts and other aspects of human-wildlife conflicts. This position will work collaboratively with numerous researchers at the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) and HDNR to accomplish research and outreach objectives. This position was created to meet the demands associated with Human Dimensions research at the National Wildlife Research Center, as part of the cooperative agreement with the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. The overall objectives of the position are to conduct qualitative and quantitative research, including surveys and interviews of stakeholders and decision-makers, in connection with human dimensions issues related to invasive animals and wildlife damage. The overall accomplishments of this position will be surveys, factsheets, memoranda for NWRC staff, presentations, and publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Completed Master of Science in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources or related field.
  • Experience working in the development, administration, and reporting of research related to human dimensions of natural resources or related field.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources or related field.
  • Demonstrated or potential for excellence conducting research focused on invasive wildlife species (especially feral swine) and/or large predator management.
  • Demonstrated or potential for excellence taking the lead in and writing research-related publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Excellent writing skills (grammar and composition). ·
  • Demonstrated or potential for excellence in the design and administration of qualitative research.
  • Demonstrated or potential for excellence in survey design and administration (online or mail surveys)
  • Demonstrated or potential for excellence in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research data analysis approaches.
  • Demonstrated or potential for excellence in using statistical analysis software (e.g., IBM-SPSS or R statistical analysis software)
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research
  • Work with other researchers at NWRC to identify human dimensions research opportunities.
  • Assist with the design of surveys and other types of studies, including qualitative case studies relating to the management of invasive species and large predators
  • Prepare reports, summaries, and research manuscripts
Percentage Of Time 85%
Job Duty Category Communication and Outreach
  • Prepare presentations and participate in conferences to present results of research
  • Liaise with other Wildlife Services programs to communicate results of research and develop new research priorities
Percentage Of Time 15%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than April 3, 2023 for full consideration at:

Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
  • Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

  • References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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