PhD Research Assistantship

Tempe, AZ
Competitive Stipend, Health Insurance, and Tuition Waver
Aug 14, 2019
Sep 13, 2019
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

A PhD student position is available in Prof. Garcia’s research group in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) at Arizona State University (ASU) beginning in Spring or Fall 2020. The position is part of a collaborative project on the Transition Dynamics in Integrated Urban Water Systems with Co-PI’s Marty Anderies at ASU, Aaron Deslatte at University of Indiana, Elizabeth Koebele at UNR, and George Hornberger at Vanderbilt. The project is funded by the NSF program on Coupled Human-Natural Systems (award 1923880) and builds off pilot work funded by SESYNC. The PhD position in Civil Engineering will focus on detection and attribution of hydrological change, and also contribute to modeling and synthesis activities to assess the interaction of various drivers of transition.

A M.S. degree in hydrology, water resources, or civil engineering, or work experience in the field are preferred. The position will involve modeling, programming, statistical analysis, and collaboration with social scientists, and prior experience is desirable. The research assistantships come with a stipend, full tuition, and health insurance. Students from groups underrepresented in engineering are particularly encouraged to apply. Admission requirements and procedures are available here. Prior to applying, interested students should contact Dr. Garcia at and attach a CV, and statement of research interests/motivation for the position.

The graduate program in SSEBE at ASU emphasizes innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to address the challenges of sustainability and resilience of critical infrastructure systems. SSEBE offers students a broad range of classes on sustainable and hydrosystems engineering. The position is at ASU’s main campus in Tempe, AZ, a vibrant city close to Phoenix, AZ and accessible via light rail. For the past four years, ASU has been ranked the most innovative school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.