Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
We have several openings for graduate students for the Fall 2006 semester. In addition to teaching assistantships, research assistantships are available for top applicants for the PhD program, both through competitive fellowships and NSF-funded projects. Annual stipends range from $18,000 to $20,000. The department has a strong focus on river-ocean studies that are primarily field- and lab-based, with access to a research vessel and a variety of analytical and computing facilities. We are particularly interested in applicants who are excited by the many challenges faced by the Gulf Coast in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Many research opportunities are directly or indirectly related to this; particular strengths are in sedimentology, stratigraphy, marine geology, paleoclimatology, neotectonics, isotope geochemistry, and environmental geochemistry. There are also opportunities in structural geology, paleontology, petrology, and volcanology. Applicants that provide a clear statement of research interests and career goals will be considered with the greatest interest.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999