Graduate student positions at Penn State
Penn State University, Pennsylvania, United States
Apply before: 15 December 2021

I’m currently looking for graduate students to join our new research group in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State in Fall 2022. Our research generally focuses on the morphodynamics of rivers, deltas, and the coast. One project will focus on understanding how Arctic deltas and rivers deliver water, sediment, nutrients, and heat to the coastal Arctic ocean using remote sensing and numerical modeling. Other broad research topics for prospective students may include morphodynamics of Arctic rivers and/or deltas, hydrologic connectivity on river deltas, coastal erosion in the Great Lakes and/or the Arctic, ecogeomorphology of wetlands and deltas, or other topics of interest to the student. Prospective students should reach out by email and include a CV and brief description of their experience and interests. NSF graduate and postdoctoral fellowship applications are also due this fall, and I’d be more than happy to discuss these options with prospective students and postdocs as well.

The Department of Geosciences at Penn State no longer requires the GRE for graduate admissions. Detailed admissions info can be found here. Applications to the graduate program are due December 15, but interested candidates are encouraged to reach out by email to discuss their experience and interests in advance of their application.

The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, which houses research programs spanning a broad range of Earth and planetary science. The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences relies on the expertise, sensitivity and commitment of an inclusive faculty, staff, and student body to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment within the community. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.

Please feel free to reach out with questions or to discuss potential opportunities.

Anastasia Piliouras (she/her)
Assistant Professor (January 2022)
Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University

Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group