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Department of Geography
phone: (208) 885-6216
fax: (208) 885-2855
McClure Hall 203
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021

Current Position Openings

Updated 1 June 2014

Tenure Track Positions

None available at this time

Graduate Students

Research Assistantships

Funding is available immediately for an M.S. or Ph.D. student to study forest die-offs related to climate change using remote sensing. Project objectives include developing methods for mapping tree mortality and attributing causes using a variety of satellite imagery, characterizing patterns of mortality in space and time, and understanding mechanisms. Research will be focused on northern New Mexico within a broader goal of mapping global tree mortality. The project is part of the Western Mountain Initiative, a USGS-funded project on climate change in mountain regions of the western US ( Funding is available for two years for salary ($20,000-24,000/year depending on experience) plus tuition/fees and health insurance, with the potential for additional years. The successful candidate will have a background in geography, ecology, forestry, biogeosciences, or a related field. Desirable qualifications include a background in remote sensing, quantitative skills, familiarity with computer programming, excellent written and oral communication skills, and an enthusiasm for research. Students have the opportunity to receive a degree in either Geography ( or Environmental Science ( Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, GPA, GRE scores, and a personal statement that describes the candidate’s interest in the position and relevant education and experience (all materials required) to Dr. Jeffrey Hicke ( Applicants for Fall 2014 are desirable but other start times are possible. Inquiries via email or phone (208-885-6240) are welcome.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are offered by the department, upon recommendation by the department graduate admissions committee. Our department teaching assistantships are typically used to support graduate students who assist in teaching labs in introductory physical geography and courses in GIS and remote sensing. Funded students usually continue to receive their aid while in residence up to a maximum of two years (optional), if they make satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Postdoctoral Scholars and Research Scientists

None available at this time