MS and/or PhD Opportunities at East Carolina University

East Carolina University is seeking applicants for two graduate research assistantships at the M.S. and/or Ph.D. level to begin fall 2018 under the direction of Dr. Scott Curtis in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. The first applicant is sought for a project supported by the NSF, where the student will contribute to the analysis of interannual rainfall variability within the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin




Students must have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the U.S. and Bangladesh. Knowledge of GIS and spatiotemporal statistics are desired. The second applicant would be funded under the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council Distinguished Professorship in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. It is up to the applicant to propose a research plan that falls within Dr. Curtis’s scope of climate research. The M.S. would be in Geography and the Ph.D. would be in Coastal Resources Management.

Questions about these opportunities should be directed to Dr. Curtis (+1-252-328-2088, <>. To apply to the East Carolina University graduate school directly, go to:



Scott Curtis, Ph.D.

THCAS Advancement Council Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department of Geography, Planning & Environment Assistant Director, Center for Natural Hazards Research


East Carolina University

Brewster A232

Greenville, NC 27858 <>

phone: 252-328-2088

fax: 252-328-6054

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