Ph.D. Positions

The Department of Geography at the University of California

The Department of Geography at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications of highly qualified students for the Ph.D. program. Students interested in Climate Sciences may select from a wide range of research topics.

— Dr. Leila Carvalho: regional and large-scale climate variability and modeling, global climate change, monsoon systems, mesoscale meteorology and fire-weather regimes and mesoscale modeling.

— Dr. Timothy DeVries: Global modeling of ocean carbon and nutrient cycles; Ocean circulation; Ocean carbon uptake and ocean acidification; Ocean heat uptake; Feedbacks between ocean processes and climate change

— Dr. Qinghua Ding: Polar climate variability, tropical-extratropical teleconnections, paleoclimate, climate change, large-scale atmosphere-ocean interactions and coupled climate modeling.

— Dr. Charles Jones: climate variability and change, regional and global modeling, Madden-Julian Oscillation, El Nino/Southern Oscillation, extreme precipitation, predictability, fire-weather modeling and monsoon systems.

The Dept. of Geography at UCSB is internationally recognized as one of the best Departments of Geography in the world, and has been ranked among the top doctoral programs in the U.S. by a variety of indices for the last 15 years (<>). Accepted PhD students are offered comprehensive financial packages as research and teaching assistantships covering monthly stipends, tuition and fees.

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Applications need to be received by 15 December 2017.

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