PhD and Postdoc Positions at NAU
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Apply before: 3 October 2023

I'm recruiting a postdoctoral scholar and funded PhD student to work in my lab in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Details are below and full ads are attached.


Ph.D. Research Assistantship in Forest Ecohydrology<vr> Application Due Date: October 22, 2023

Position Description

Dr. Salli Dymond is seeking a Ph.D. graduate research assistant (GRA) to join her research group at Northern Arizona University (NAU) beginning January 2024. The GRA will work on a collaborative research project with Dr. Teki Sankey (NAU), Dr. Jackson Leonard (USFS) and Dr. Joel Biederman (ARS) investigating the ecohydrological impacts of thinning southwestern forests. Specifically, this field-intensive project will comprehensively assess the long-term ecohydrological impacts of thinning treatments across the Upper Verde watershed in northern Arizona. Results from this study will inform land management and restoration efforts in the region, particularly in watersheds that are facing a multitude of disturbance threats. GRA duties include the installation, collection, analysis, and synthesis of quantitative hydrological, geochemical, and ecological data for peer-reviewed publications.

Application Process

Interested individuals must submit a CV, one-page cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 professional references to Dr. Dymond via email ( by October 22, 2023. The selected candidate must then apply and be accepted to the NAU School of Forestry graduate program for January 2024.

Arizona WUI Post-Wildfire Flood and Debris Flow Modeling Postdoc

Application Due Date: October 3, 2023

Position Highlights: We seek a postdoctoral researcher to work as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team to better understand and quantify the impacts of post-wildfire floods and debris flows to Arizona’s wildland urban interface (WUI). The postdoctoral researcher will work with novel fuels data to produce maps and predict magnitudes of potential flooding and debris flow risks following fire under the different fire and fuels reduction scenarios. The research is expected to culminate in fact-sheets for managers and policy-makers, conference presentations, and peer reviewed publications. This is a two-year funded position, although re-appointment is contingent upon performance. The researcher will be primarily supervised by Dr. Salli Dymond (Northern Arizona University), but will work closely with Dr. Luke McGuire (University of Arizona) and Dr. Ann Youberg (Arizona Geological Survey), and with an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Arizona WUI Fire Fuel Mitigation Team led by Dr. Andrew Sanchez Meador (Ecological Research Institute; NAU).

Applications close on October 3, 2023. To apply, visit NAU Careers and reference Job ID 607418. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024, but is open to negotiation.

Salli Dymond, PhD (she/her/hers)
Chair, AGU Ecohydrology Technical Committee
Associate Professor, School of Forestry
204 Southwest Forest Sciences Complex
200 East Pine Knoll Dr., PO Box 15018, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group