Graduate Research opportunity in Environmental Studies Master’s Program

San José State University

San Jose, CA, USA 🇺🇸

We are looking to recruit a graduate student researcher to start in Fall 2023 for two years through Spring 2025 for a research project in collaboration with Portland State University, the University of Nevada, and Cal Poly Pomona. The project examines the environmental justice dimensions of energy-water infrastructures.

The ideal applicant will be interested in pursuing a masters degree in two years with a start time of Fall 2023, and interested in research for a masters thesis on one or more of the projects we will study. The research will examine the environmental justice elements of a desalination project in Marina, offshore wind at Morro Bay, and California’s largest battery storage project at Moss Landing, as part of a broader project supported by the National Science Foundation, NSF 21-623 Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. The award abstract is here.

Hydrosocial dynamics and environmental justice in water-energy transitions

Compensation: The research opportunity covers SJSU tuition for two years in the masters program and provides 20 hours of pay per week for the two years. The ENVS masters program application deadline for fall 2023 is May 1, 2023. 

If you are interested, please send a brief statement of interest and resume to me by February 1, 2023 @ The selected candidate will be notified by March 1 so there is time to prepare your graduate application materials.



Dustin Mulvaney, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Environmental Studies,

San José State University

Fellow, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Member, Climate and Community Project

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development