Wildlands Studies Program, California State University Monterey Bay Extended Education
Brief Overview of Organization
Wildlands Studies field projects provide students with the opportunity to join backcountry study teams as working field associates, studying environmental impact assessment, environmental policy, geologic, climatic and topographic factors that support various habitats, and the relationships between environments and culture. Most participants are undergraduates who join us on site from all over North America and Canada. The field courses accept 8-16 participants working with their course instructor, and earn 4-12 upper division semester credit. Please view our website: www.wildlandsstudies.com .
PhD or Masters of Science with previous field study experience. Applicants must have graduate degree in hand.
Wildlands Studies offers 16-20 field courses per year studying wildlife &/or wildland environmental study topics emphasizing hands-on learning & onsite explorations of pressing environmental issues; courses run 2-7 weeks year-round throughout North America, Asia, Central & South America, South Africa & other locales. This year students study wolf populations, elephant re-entry, mountain wildlife ecology, ecosystem dynamics, conservation biology, forest resource management, cultural sustainability, etc.
Now accepting course proposals and instructor applications for 2013-2014. Applications will be reviewed through 08/12.
Dates of Employment
Year-round, course specific. Each project follows the university quarter system term. Instructors must be able to commit to projects that will be offered up to 18 months out.
Application Procedures and deadlines
Submit CV, cover letter regarding your experience with course topics/fieldstudy experience and brief initial course proposal. WS staff will work with applicants on their formal proposals. The catalog of current courses is available at our website. Wildlands Studies is particularly interested in soliciting proposals for courses in destinations popular and affordable to undergraduates. We prefer locations/projects with a section on wildlife. We are also accepting instructor applications for selected existing ecology programs to be offered again in 2013-2014. Applications will be reviewed through 08/12.