PhD Assistantship in Landscape Transformations at NC State University

Raleigh, North Carolina (US)
$25,000/year + tuition and health insurance
Nov 05, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Dynamic Ecosystems and Landscapes Lab at North Carolina State University seeks a Ph.D. student with an interest in anthropogenic change and landscape transformations. 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’s Center for Geospatial Analytics.

Our lab’s mission is to understand landscapes, their people, and their futures and, by doing so, improve landscape policy and management decision. Questions that motivate our research include: What determines landscape trajectories? Will future landscapes be able to adapt to human-driven change? How will landscape management shape future landscapes? We particularly focus on the role of anthropogenic change (climate change, land use change) and management practices. The selected student will have broad opportunities to address these questions and to work with a diverse and motivated team.

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 have a Masters degree (or soon to be completed) in forestry, landscape ecology, geography, or similar and experience in coding.

For more information about the position, contact Robert Scheller ( 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.