[ES_JOBS_NET] MS or PhD student in Atmospheric/Climate Science, University of Florida Dept. Geography

Solicitation: MS or PhD student in Atmospheric/Climate Science, University of Florida Dept. Geography​, Fall 2019.

Dr. Esther Mullens, Assistant Professor in the University of Florida, Department of Geography, is seeking a Masters or PhD student for a Fall 2019 start with a focus in Atmospheric Science/Climate Science. The University of Florida is a top-ranked, Carnegie Research 1 (R1), land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. It is the Flagship University of the State University System of Florida and a member of the Association of American Universities.


Research Areas: Research focus areas may include analyzing heavy sub-daily rainfall in the U.S. southeast using observations and models, multi-model analysis of extreme precipitation in statistically and/or dynamically downscaled climate models, or developing climatologies of wildfire incidence/severity and associated meteorological environments. Prospective students are encouraged to put forward their own research ideas as well as indicate their interest in the general topics listed.


Student Profile: Students should have a degree in Meteorology, Geography with a focus on Physical Geography/Climatology, or a related field. Some experience with computational data analysis, and at least basic familiarity with one or more of the following: UNIX, R, NCL, Python, Matlab, GIS. Students should have experience in word processing software, (e.g., Mircosoft office suite). Good verbal and written communication skills are desired. We are seeking a student who has an enthusiasm for their discipline, a willingness to learn new skills, to work in teams and independently, and to solve problems and make decisions. A strong work ethic and personal integrity is highly valued. Dr. Mullens and the Department of Geography support the professional development of underrepresented students.


Funding: Guaranteed 2 years of 9-month research assistantship (RA) plus summer teaching assistantship options. After two years, continent on availability of teaching assistantships, external funding and/or fellowships. Funding includes monthly stipend and tuition waivers. Students also have the option of medical benefits.


About the Department: The Department of Geography at the University of Florida (https://geog.ufl.edu) has 18 Faculty spanning multi-disciplinary research in the following focus areas: (1) Geospatial Analysis (2) Medical Geography (3) Earth System Science (4) Environmental & Social Change. The Department is composed of more than 60 graduate members, with a diverse, friendly, and collegiate learning environment. Located in Gainesville, FL, the University is located in a vibrant urban community and within close proximity of the natural beauty of North Central Florida, and the Gulf and Atlantic coastlines.


Deadlines to apply: January 31 2019.


Requirements for admission: Please see http://gradcatalog.ufl.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=2749


For more information on research, requirements, and graduate student stipends/benefits, please contact Dr. Esther Mullens (emullens@ufl.edu). For further information on Dr. Mullens and this solicitation please see https://people.clas.ufl.edu/emullens/. For information on application deadlines and other relevant resources, see the Graduate School website: http://graduateschool.ufl.eduand the Department of Geography website: http://geog.ufl.edu/programs/grad/admissions/



Esther Mullens, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Turlington Hall, Room 3122

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