Postdoc in coastal hydro-morphodynamic modeling
Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States
Start reviewing process: 1 July 2022

The Departments of Civil & Environmental and Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University are seeking a postdoctoral scholar specializing in hydro-morphodynamic modeling of coastal environments. Preferred qualifications include a PhD specializing in coastal hydrodynamic modeling and the impacts on morphodynamics or water quality (Delft3D or similar would be a plus). The project aims to develop design criteria for nature-based solutions primarily aimed at coastal flood mitigation, while incorporating the ecosystem co-benefits such as sediment accretion, nutrient removal, carbon sequestration, etc. into the design process. The ideal candidate would also be interested in field work in nearshore/wetland environments and be willing to work as part of a large, interdisciplinary team comprising engineers, coastal scientists, ecologists, architects, and designers. Candidates with backgrounds in engineering, geosciences, ocean sciences, physics, and applied math are preferred, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The employee would be jointly appointed by the Departments of Civil & Environmental and Oceanography & Coastal Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Clint Willson ( and Dr. Matthew Hiatt (

Please see the attached project description for more details. The position is available for 2-3 years of funding at $50-55k/yr (pending experience/qualifications) with health and retirement benefits.

To express interest in the position, please contact me ( with (a) complete curriculum vitae; (b) brief statement on research interests and potential avenues of research; and (c) names and contact details of three references.


Matt Hiatt
assistant professor
dept. of oceanography & coastal sciences
coastal studies institute fellow
louisiana state university
2235 energy, coast, & environment bldg.
Research Website (

Pronouns: he/him/his

Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group