PhD Student Position in Water and Environmental Resources

(This position has been filled. A new position starting in 2024 will be posted soon.)

We are seeking a PhD student to work on environmental and water resources in coastal regions. The research project aims to analyze the interactions among coastal environmental changes, water systems (stormwater, wastewater and drinking water) and human behaviors, with consideration of hazard mitigation, infrastructure resilience and environmental justice. Within the project framework, the specific research topics of this PhD position will be discussed and determined. This position is funded for up to five years, fully covering the stipend, tuition, and health insurance.

Required qualifications:

(1) MS degree in environmental science, civil and environmental engineering, ecology, computer science, or a related field.

(2) U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

(3) Underrepresented minority (African Americans, American Indians including Native Alaskans, Hispanics, or Native Pacific Islanders).


Depending on the student’s background and research plan, the student will be admitted to either the Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) PhD program or the Geospatial Computing Science (GSCS) PhD program.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Zhang by email. A complete application will include:

(1) A curriculum vitae.

(2) A statement of research experience and interest.

(3) Undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

(4) Two references.


Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until a finalist is selected.