M.S and Ph.D. Student Positions
Michigan State University, Michigan, United States
Apply before: 31 December 2019

Two M.S. and/or Ph.D. assistantships are available at Michigan State University to support National Science Foundation projects (“Sediment Transport Mechanisms and Geomorphic Processes Associated with Shore Ice along Cold Climate Coastlines”-NSF Award 1950101 and “Development of a Drone-Based Coastal Change Monitoring Program through Citizen Science Partnership and Capacity Building”- NSF Award 1939979). Students will join the Coastal Processes and Geomorphology Lab in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan). Both positions will begin in the Fall 2020, but the selected candidates will be encouraged to start in Summer 2020 in order to participate in field work. Top applicants will have a background in geography, geology, and other related earth and environmental science fields. A strong interest in field-oriented and quantitative research in coastal geomorphology, geology, coastal sediment transport, and/or oceanography is required. Applicants that are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested students should contact Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf ( for additional information. Applications for Fall 2020 are due by December 31, 2019.

Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative