Ph.D opportunity at the Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, United States
Apply before: 15 December 2022

I am recruiting a funded PhD student to join the Surface Processes group at the Colorado School of Mines in Summer or Fall of 2023. The student will join an NSF-funded project examining the impacts of climate-driven shifts in wildfire frequency on hillslope sediment transport processes and long term erosion rates. The project will use a combination of short-lived radionuclide analysis, high-resolution topographic data and physical measurements to calibrate probabilistic estimates of postfire erosion under changing wildfire conditions. Depending on student interests, many additional project directions may be possible, including postfire hillslope-river or hazard connectivity, and exploring hillslope morphodynamics through numerical modeling.

Applications will be accepted through December 15 through the Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering Program (, the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (, or the Department of Geophysics (

Interested students are encouraged to contact me at (please include a copy of your academic CV) for more information or to discuss their research interests.

Please share this with any prospective Ph.D. students!


Danica Roth
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group