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Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Grad Research Assistant

Effective: July 31, 2020



  1. B.S. in biology or a related field.

  2. Experience with invasive species management desired, but not required. Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  3. Research and data analysis experience desired, but not required.


  1. Assist with data collection related to the FSCP program.

  2. Assist with fieldwork related to feral swine control.

  3. Coordinate activities with other invasive species control efforts.

The Department of Biological Sciences and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of West Alabama seeks applicants for a graduate research assistantship supported through the USDA Farm Bill Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot (FSCP) Program. We seek an individual who wishes to pursue graduate study in UWA’s graduate program in Conservation Biology and conduct thesis research examining the impact of invasive feral swine in the Alabama Black Belt.

The FSCP Graduate Research Assistant will work twenty hours a week in association with feral swine detection and eradication programs in Sumter County and conduct related research.


Salary: $12,000 annual stipend and six hours per semester tuition relief; opportunity to apply for an additional stipend for summer support. Benefits are not provided.


Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.


To Apply: Send the materials listed below to:


                          John McCall, Dean

                          College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

                          University of West Alabama, Station 7

                          Livingston, AL 35470


  1. Cover letter
  2. Current résumé or vita
  3. Transcripts of all college work, if applicable (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment.)
  4. Email and phone number of three professional references; reference letters may be requested later


The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.


Minority applications encouraged.