BUMP: Undergraduate Researcher: Pronghorn Technician

Sul Ross State University

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Instructions to applicants:

- One page cover letter
- Resume
- Unofficial academic transcripts
- 1 letter of recommendation
- Completed Sul Ross Employment Application

Job Title:

BUMP: Undergraduate Researcher: Pronghorn Technician




Borderlands Research Institute

Posting Date:


Until Filled:



$8/hr up to 20 hours per week


•Be able to identify plants associated with the Trans-Pecos
•Must be able to work independently or as a team
•Must be a Texas resident
•GPA of 2.5 or greater
•Dedication of up to 20hrs/wk to research

Staffing Reason:


Primary Responsibilities:

This project is part of the Borderlands Research Institute Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP). The focus of BUMP is to better prepare undergraduate students for serving in the industry. This mentorship job includes participating in projects overseen by graduate students and university faculty. In addition to carrying out project duties, undergraduate students will attend monthly BUMP meetings, develop effective writing skills, and present their projects over the course of their project term. BUMP provides students the skills to enter their future with confidence by engaging In hands-on projects, managing their project, and developing rapport with mentors, faculty, and resource professionals. learn more about BUMP and past projects, https://bri.sulross.edu/about-bri/undergraduate-assistants/

Project Description
This research is part of the TPWD pronghorn restoration project. Current projects include determining a carrying capacity estimate for pronghorn based on vegetation, comparing pronghorn forage production to cattle grazing regimes, and studying pronghorn movements in relation to fences and habitat corridors.

Job Description

•Help sample vegetation
•Micro histology
•Help conduct lab work to prepare and analyze vegetation samples

1 September 2021-31 August 2022 (Beginning and ending dates can be flexible).

•Field work will be conducted in Marfa grasslands and SRSU campus.
•Lab work will be conducted at the Range and Animal Science building on SRSU campus.

Other Information:

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

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Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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