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Graduate Student Opportunities at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Graduate Student Opportunities at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Natural Hazards (NH)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship

Competitive stipends with benefits, and tuition waivers for grad students

Preferred education
Undergraduate degree

Application deadline
15 January 2020

14 November 2019

Job description

The Dept. of Earth Sciences and the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invite applications for full-time M.S. and Ph.D. students. We seek motivated individuals with degrees in earth science, planetary science, astronomy, physics, math, chemistry, engineering, or computer science. The successful applicants—like all of our graduate students—will be mentored by internationally recognized researchers, and engage with faculty and students across the school.
Graduate assistantships with competitive stipends, tuition waivers, and benefits are awarded for research in a variety of fields in earth, environmental, and planetary sciences. Currently funded opportunities pertain to, but are not limited to, the following topics:
-Mars surface studies relevant to the Mars 2020 Rover Mission
-Proto-planets, exoplanets, and their host stars
-Computational geodynamic studies of faulting and magmatism at midocean ridges
-Seismic imaging of crustal and magmatic structure beneath volcanoes
-Chronology & intensity of Earth’s magnetic field variation recorded
in Hawaiian lavas
-Tracking nutrient sources through the watershed of Hawai‘i Island
-Modeling impacts of sea level rise and coastal geologic studies

To explore the full spectrum of academic and research activities visit, and For information about applying, visit (follow the link current research opportunities) and/or send email to Applications are due January 15.