About the program:
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3 year PhD–position within nature based tourism.
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) has about 180 employees and undertakes teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, biology and ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, nature based tourism. The faculty has ca. 600 students, and approximately 90 PhD-students. The employees of the faculty are significant participants in their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally and have a high level of scientific production.
Due to successful research and growing interest in the master program, MINA now seeks applicants for a PhD research fellow position in wildlife tourism. Wildlife tourism covers several possible research directions which are open for consideration to this position. Applicants are requested to write a proposed project plan. This plan should take a quantitative methods approach to the demand side of wildlife tourism in a Scandinavian context. It should include, but is not limited to, non-consumptive wildlife tourism. The description could also include one or several of the following themes:
- market segments and preferences for wildlife tourism products
- social norms and tourist behavior towards wildlife
- level of specialization among wildlife tourists
- tourist’s contribution to sustainable use of wildlife resources
- conflicts in wildlife tourism
Applications should be written in English and include (electronically) a letter of intent, a 2-4 pages project draft, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
The project draft should include Introduction, problem statement & research questions, methods, short outline of 3 possible articles for the thesis, and references. Use font Times new roman, 12 point, single spacing).
Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline.
Printed material that cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 09.06.2017. Please quote reference number 17/00497
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