The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University
is recruiting excellent students to undertake a Ph.D. in Planetary
Science and Astronomy. We are currently searching for several planetary
surfaces-focused students to undertake projects related to analog
science, orbital remote sensing of Mars and other planetary bodies,
and rover-based science. Students in this dynamic and growing Ph.D.
program have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum and course
load to meet their academic and scientific goals. Close collaboration
with the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, combined with our planetary
surfaces-focused students, postdocs and faculty members lends to a rich
community of planetary science researchers in Flagstaff, Arizona. In
addition, northern Arizona provides numerous opportunities for
terrestrial analog studies, ranging from Meteor Crater, Grand Canyon,
and the San Francisco volcanic field to nearby sand dune fields and
seasonal river channels.
Applications are due January 1. For more information, including a list
of current faculty members and their research interests, as well as how
to apply to our program, please see:
Please do not hesitate to contact any member of our department for
additional information, especially Christopher.Edwards@nau.edu,
Mark.Salvatore@nau.edu, and Nadine.Barlow@nau.edu.