Ph.D. Assistantship: Coastal Hazards and Resilience

Arlington, Texas
Oct 29, 2018
Nov 28, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
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Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Ph.D. opportunity in coastal hazards and resilience at UT Arlington


Two Ph.D. positions focused on coastal hazards and resilience are available in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Texas at Arlington, starting in the spring or fall of 2019. These positions will focus on (i) probabilistic assessment of compound flood events in a changing climate, (ii) quantification of the impacts of flooding on residents and critical infrastructure systems, and (iii) development of strategies to promote resilience to climate-driven hazards in coastal communities. Project specifics are somewhat flexible and can be tailored to students’ interests and expertise.

Candidates must have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, science, or a related field. Desired qualifications include (i) a strong background in fluid mechanics and hydrology, (ii) experience with numerical, statistical, and/or geospatial modeling, (iii) proficiency with Python, Matlab, and/or R, and (iv) strong written and oral communication skills.

Students will be based at UT Arlington and will work with Dr. Michelle Hummel ( More information about the department and the graduate admissions process can be found on the UTA Civil Engineering website ( Interested applicants should send a transcript and CV/resume to

College of Engineering at UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering has emerged as one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in North Texas and the nation. It offers 11 baccalaureate, 14 master’s, and nine doctoral degree programs, and its programs are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the nation.

With more than 7,000 students and nearly 30,000 alumni, the College of Engineering is the fourth-largest in Texas, providing the local, regional, and national workforce with motivated and highly skilled graduates. The College boasts seven buildings including the Engineering Research Building, which opened in 2011. A new Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building opened in Fall 2018.