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Post Doc of Human Dimensions of Chronic Wasting Disease

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Post Doc of Human Dimensions of Chronic Wasting Disease



About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (


Coordinating with research collaborators, survey design, execution, and analysis.

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Scientific manuscript preparation.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

This is a two-year position working on a study funded by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources that seeks to develop strategies for effective communication and cooperation with landowners, hunters, and other partners of GADNR to the minimize risk of Chronic Wasting Disease in Georgia’s white-tailed deer population. The specific research objectives are to determine perceptions, motivations, and preferences of landowners, hunters, and other partners of GADNR relative to white-tailed deer management in Georgia to minimize risks associated with CWD, and to differentiate strategies for communication and cooperation among stakeholder groups for implementation of management actions aimed at managing risks associated with CWD. The postdoctoral researcher will design and oversee the study in collaboration with Drs. D’Angelo and Boley. The methods for the study will likely include a large-scale survey of landowners and hunters with the use of discrete choice modeling to identify the most appropriate strategies to effectively engage different stakeholder groups. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for development of research questions, survey design, data collection, data analysis, and technical writing for preparation of scientific manuscripts. The postdoctoral researcher will be supervised by Drs. Gino D’Angelo and Dr. Bynum Boley at University of Georgia and will be expected to work closely with other research collaborators within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

PhD degree in a closely related field to the human dimensions of natural resource management (e.g., recreation, tourism, wildlife management).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Demonstrated expertise in social science research, and a strong record of scientific publication.

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Office duties, driving.

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For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

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Gino D'Angelo

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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