PhD Assistantship - Inequities in Built Environments & Active Living at NC State University

Raleigh, North Carolina (US)
$25,000/year + tuition and health insurance
Nov 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The C-WHERE Lab at North Carolina State University seeks a creative, motivated Ph.D. student with an interest in spatial energetics (space, place, human movement, physical activity). The position will begin Fall 2021 and is funded for four years at $25,000/year, plus benefits and tuition support, through the cutting-edge Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics offered by NC State‚Äôs Center for Geospatial Analytics.

The selected applicant will join a research group focused on built environments and active living, with a focus on righting inequities and bringing power to data. The student will be actively involved in a NRPA-sponsored project in Baltimore, MD. The student will be encouraged to develop research questions and a project tailored to their unique interests and career goals.

The Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State is an internationally recognized hub for interdisciplinary data scientists pushing the boundaries of spatial data science to advance discovery and inform real-world decision-making. Students in the Ph.D. program receive multidisciplinary advising and the opportunity to work with over thirty faculty fellows with diverse expertise from over a dozen departments across NC State.

To apply, complete the application at by February 1, 2021. Applicants should hold a degree in data science, public health, geography, urban planning, parks & recreation, or related field.

For more information about the position, contact Aaron Hipp ( and include a copy of your CV. Additional details about the Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics and complete application instructions are available at Interested students are also encouraged to contact Rachel Kasten, Graduate Services Coordinator ( or 919-515-2800), with questions about the program or to explore additional opportunities.