Published: Aug. 17, 2021

PhD position at Temple University: 

From Dr. Sujith Ravi,


I have a graduate student opening (PhD) for studying soil moisture dynamics and sediment transport in saline/sodic agricultural soils. We (collaborators: Paolo D'Odorico, UC Berkeley and Scott van Pelt, USDA-ARS) will investigate fundamental soil hydrological and geomorphic processes involved in soil salinization and provide a new mechanistic framework for their explanation. 


The student will be advised by Sujith Ravi (Temple University, PA). Master’s degree in geology, geophysics, environmental engineering, with strong interests in earth surface/soil processes is preferred. Experience or interest in numerical modeling or other quantitative analysis is preferred. The student will be fully funded by research and/or teaching assistantships.


Temple University is a comprehensive public research university situated in the heart of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s largest and most diverse metropolitan areas. Temple University is a dynamic urban university with around 40,000 students and provides one of the nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. Temple is classified as a university with the highest research activity (R1) and is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. More information about our department is available at . 


For more information contact Sujith Ravi, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (