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PhD Assistanship in Coastal Dynamics

The student will be involved in exploring the co-evolution of human activities and natural processes in the coastal environment.

Posted in: Earth, Research

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Position Description

The Environmental Management Program at the Montclair State University seeks a Ph.D. student to begin in Sept 2016. Application deadline: February 15th.

The student will be involved in exploring the co-evolution of human activities and natural processes in the coastal environment. This work will yield a set of new integrated geological, ecological and economic modeling tools to predict shoreline evolution under different storm hazard and sea-level rise scenarios over a time scale of several decades. The models and results will be useful for sustainable hazard management and planning in coastal communities faced with increased sea-level rise, erosion, and inundation associated with climate change.

Qualifications

A degree in coastal engineering/geomorphology/sedimentology/geology or a related field. Applicants should have strong analytical, quantitative, and writing skills.

Application Process

Detailed program information and application procedure can be obtained from the PhD program website (http://www.montclair.edu/graduate/prospective-students/application-requirements-and-deadlines/). For questions regarding your potential fit to the program, please contact Dr. Stefanie Brachfeld (brachfelds@mail.montclair.edu) prior to filing an official application. To apply informally, send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, by email to Dr. Jorge Lorenzo Trueba (jorge.lorenzo@montclair.edu).