[ES_JOBS_NET] MS position in Cryo-Biogeochemistry at Western Washington University

Alia Khan Alia.Khan at wwu.edu
Mon Nov 12 11:41:25 MST 2018

MS position available for Fall 2019 in the Department of Environmental Sciences
at Western Washington University

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will examine biogeochemistry of snow, ice, and snow/glacial melt water of the Pacific Northwest.  This position will come with two academic years of support as a teaching assistant for courses within the Department of Environmental Sciences. The research will include local and regional fieldwork at Mt. Baker and in the North Cascade Mountains, as well as analytical laboratory work for biogeochemical analyses.

Benefits: The position will come with an Academic Year Stipend, Full Tuition Payment, and Health Coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

-      Meet academic admission requirements of the MS, Environmental Sciences department:


-      Ability to conduct fieldwork

-      Analytical laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications

-      Strong interest and experience in biogeochemistry and the cryosphere

-      Teaching/mentoring experience in an academic or experiential setting

-      Field work experience in mountain or polar environments

Huxley College Department of Environmental Science

Western’s Huxley College of the Environment is the oldest interdisciplinary environmental studies college in the U.S. It is known for its excellence in educating the next generation of environmental leaders. Huxley’s academic programs reflect a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world. The department offers degrees in Environmental Science at the undergraduate and master's level, https://huxley.wwu.edu/ms-environmental-science.

About Western Washington University (WWU)
Western Washington University serves about 16,000 students and is located in beautiful Bellingham, a town midway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, with approximately 90,000 residents. Bellingham is situated along the Pacific Northwest coast with close proximity to Mt. Baker and the North Cascade Mountains, offering numerous opportunities for outdoor activities including sea kayaking, sailing, skiing, biking, and hiking.

How to Apply: Applications to the Department of Environmental Science and Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University are due February 1st, 2019: https://huxley.wwu.edu/graduate-application-information. For this specific position, please send a CV and statement of interest to: alia.khan at wwu.edu<mailto:alia.khan at wwu.edu>. To be formally accepted, a full application to Western must be submitted by February 1st, 2019, with a note of interest to this position.  If attending the Fall 2018 AGU meeting December 9th– 14th, 2018 in DC it is possible to set up an in-person meeting to discuss this position.

Alia L. Khan, PhD

Assistant Professor  - Environmental Chemistry and Global Change
Department of Environmental Sciences

Western Washington University
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