PhD Position in Remote Sensing or Coupled Natural and Human Systems

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October 21, 2012

PhD Position: Remote Sensing or Coupled Natural and Human Systems
Employer: University of New Hampshire

Job Description
The Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire (UNH) has an opening for a PhD student position in Remote Sensing or Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNHs) starting in January 2013 or August 2013. This position carries a competitive stipend plus tuition and medical insurance. The PhD student will be responsible for one of the following research areas or both: (1) detecting and monitoring land-cover/land-use change (LCLUC) using satellite data (e.g., Landsat, MODIS); (2) linking LCLUC data with physical (e.g., ecological, climate, hydrological) and socioeconomic data for the assessment of coupled natural and human systems.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly motivated. Experience in (1) remote sensing, particularly image classification and LCLUC detection or (2) coupled natural and human systems (CNHs) is highly desirable. Please submit a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, copies of TOEFL/GRE scores if applicable, and the names and contact information of three references to Prof. Jingfeng Xiao ( via email ( with the subject line “Application for PhD Position on Remote Sensing” or “Application for PhD Position on CNHs”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UNH is a Research-I, Land, Sea and Space Grant University that has been recognized both nationally and internationally for research excellence in ecology, environmental science, geosciences, and forestry. Located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, members of UNH enjoy the high quality of life and beautiful natural surroundings the region provides. UNH is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

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