Graduate Assistantship in Urban Hydrology, Ecology, Climate, and Environmental Change

Vancouver, Washington State
Includes graduate stipend, benefits, and tuition
Dec 07, 2018
Jan 06, 2019
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Graduate assistantships are available in urban ecohydrology at Washington State University in Vancouver, WA, for a student motivated to earn a PhD (with prior MS) or an intense research-based MS.

Likely research themes include, but are not limited to: the urban water cycle, its relations to the urban heat island and climate, connections with urban vegetation, plant and tree and human drought and stormwater tolerance, green infrastructure, and outdoor environmental science education. Specific thesis/dissertation foci will be determined collaboratively by the student and supervisor Dr. Kevan Moffett.

Required minimum preparation: college-level calculus, physics, biology and at least some time spent at an English-speaking institution of higher education. The ideal applicant will likely have a background in engineering, physical science, hydrology and/or geography, plant physiology, micrometeorology, or science education. Desired strong physical science and mathematics or engineering background, familiarity with hydrology, strong communication skills with formal report or manuscript writing experience, and independent research experience. Additional skills desired but not required include: programming; remote sensing image analysis; advanced GIS; hydrology, heat-transfer, or atmospheric numerical modeling; plant physiology/ecophysiology; experience or interest in science education.

Enrollment anticipated in August 2019 in a WSU School of the Environment graduate degree program. Funding of graduate tuition, stipend, and benefits will be supported for sufficient time to complete the degree. Enrollment will be on the Vancouver campus among the extremely productive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative natural science research cluster. Additional position(s) may be available on this theme in subsequent years. Vancouver, WA is a fantastic city located in southwestern Washington State, USA, between the coast and the Cascades Mountains and just across the Columbia River from vibrant Portland, Oregon. Washington State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Persons of minority ethnicities, cultures, genders, disability status, and unique skills are encouraged to apply.

Send statements of interest as soon as possible to and attach a CV/resume that includes GPA and GRE scores.  Complete applications are due at the beginning of January 2019; see