MS or PhD Assistantship in Snow Hydrology or Eco-Hydro-Climatology

 (via AGU)
Portland State University
Portland, OR, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Funded MS or PhD Position in Snow Hydrology or Eco-Hydro-Climatology, Portland State University

The Gleason Mountain Water and Climate Lab at Portland State University invites applications for a MS or PhD student to begin Fall 2019, studying the effects of forest disturbance to snow hydrology and water resources in the American West.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a background in geography, geology, ecology, environmental science, physics, chemistry, or a related field.  The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, field work experience, as well as knowledge of watershed hydrology, computer programming, and quantitative statistical methods.  Potential students should review the application guidelines and deadlines for the MS program, which is housed in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Management ( or PhD program, which is housed in the School of the Environment (

In addition to the official application submission, applicants should send: 1) a CV; 2) brief letter of interest describing your experience, qualifications, and research interests; 3) GRE scores and transcripts (unofficial); and 4) contact information for three references to Dr. Kelly Gleason [k.gleason AT].  Applications will be accepted until January 15th.

Support is available from a combination of teaching and research assistantships.  In addition, applicants are encouraged to apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program ( as well as the NASA Future Investigators in Earth and Space Science Technology fellowship opportunity in 2019 or 2020 ( Tuition costs will be waived.

Portland is a vibrant multicultural city that is consistently ranked one of the most livable places in the US.  Portland State University in located in downtown Portland, the major urban center of Oregon.  PSU is a vital component of the city, drawing students from all over the world to study, renowned for the civic engagement and environmental awareness of the university community (  In particular, the Department of Environmental Science and Management plays a critical role in environmental education and research in the region, developing inter-disciplinary research teams and collaborations with a vast array of partners. 

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Please email Dr. Kelly Gleason [k.gleason AT] directly with any questions.