PhD Student in Water Resources Engineering

Lawrence, Kansas (US)
Jul 05, 2018
Aug 04, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

University of Kansas – PhD assistantship in Water Resources Engineering.

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce the availability of a fully-funded three-year PhD assistantship in Water Resources Engineering.  The prospective student will combine concepts from hydrology, hydraulics, biogeochemistry, and stable isotope technology to gain a better understanding of human-environment interactions.  The prospective student will utilize field, laboratory, and numerical modeling methods to achieve research goals.

Research Areas

  • Numerical modeling of sediment, nitrogen, and carbon fate and transport
  • Analysis of reservoir sedimentation, water availability, and flood control   
  • Field-based instrumentation of high-frequency sensors for water quality monitoring
  • Source provenance using stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen, etc.
  • Karst hydro-biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling within subsurface environments
  • Study of macroturbulent structures in streams and laboratory flumes


  • A Bachelor’s (or Master’s) of Science in Civil Engineering or closely related field
  • Completed coursework in the areas of fluid mechanics, hydrology, and/or hydraulics
  • Knowledge of programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python, Fortran) and statistics
  • Excellency in verbal and written communication

Candidates should also be passionate about fostering positive human-environment feedbacks.  The preferred start date for this PhD assistantship is January 2019.  Accommodations can be made for a start date of August 2018.  Funding includes tuition, fees, health insurance, and a 12-month stipend.  To apply, e-mail a one-page statement of research interest, resume, transcript and GRE scores, and contact information for two references to  For more information visit

The University of Kansas is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all qualified individuals, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.