Three Fully Funded Ph.D. Positions in Hydroinformatics at Clemson University
Clemson University, South Carolina, United States
Apply before: 26 February 2024

Hydrosystem and Hydroinformatics Research (HHR; group at Clemson University is seeking to hire three Ph.D. students in the areas of hydroinformatics from water system engineering to irrigation informatics to water cyberinfrastructure education programs. All selected candidates will be admitted to the Agricultural Sciences- System Management program. The selected candidates will have opportunities for overseas study visits or short internships at recognized universities in Europe. Financial support to attend national and international conferences and meetings will be also provided. Each position is described separately. Please mention in your cover letter which position you are interested in. Three Ph.D. positions are described as follows:
  • Ph.D. Position 1- Water System Software Development: This position focuses on addressing water system management by integrating data engineering systems with traditional and machine learning approaches. The selected candidate is expected to create and develop C++ programs. The new C++ program will be engineered to address a range of water system challenges.
  • Ph.D. Position 2- Irrigation Informatics: This position focuses on developing irrigation hydrology and data-driven models to address crop water use at a farm system. As part of this Ph.D. program, the selected candidate will spend 3-6 months at the Edisto Research and Education Center (EREC) to collect irrigation field data. The selected candidate will work closely with an irrigation specialist at EREC.
  • Ph.D. Position 3-Water Cyberinfrastructure Education: This position focuses on cybertraining and hydroinformatics education and curriculum development to train early career faculty, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students. The selected candidate will work closely with faculty and researchers at Clemson University, CUAHSI (, and the University of Iowa ( to develop new educational tools and programs.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants who have a master’s degree in Civil Engineering-Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, or Agricultural Water Engineering and have previous experience working with Python, C++, & Java are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please include the following information with your application and submit it as a single PDF file to

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Your GPA and GRE/Tofel scores
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter- brief description of prior research experiences and relevant work experiences, motivation for participating in this research program, expected personal gains/impacts from this research experience, and career plans after graduation.
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience, and a list of degree projects/theses.
  • An unofficial copy of the current transcript.

Deadlines: The application deadline is February 26, 2024, at 5:00 pm (EDT). Finalists will be contacted for interviews from March 1st through March 11th.

Clemson University
Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (R1) and recently completed its Clemson Forward plan with a current strategic plan focusing on Clemson ELEVATE that will lead our university to increased national preeminence in education, research, and service. South Carolina’s highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate.


Vidya Samadi, Ph.D.,M.ASCE
Assistant Professor & Director of Clemson Hydrosystem & Hydroinformatics Research (HHR) Group
Clemson University
Editor: Environmental Modeling & Software, Elsevier.

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