Funded PhD Positions in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate student
Job Institution
Florida International University
Job Description

Two PhD Positions in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University (FIU) invites qualified candidates to apply for two fully funded (tuition, stipend, and health benefits) PhD positions starting in Spring 2023 (preferably) or Fall 2023. The successful applicants will work with Dr. Ali Ebrahimian in the following areas.  

PhD position 1: Process-based hydrologic and water quality modeling in urban watersheds

Minimum requirements: experience/expertise in large-scale, hydrologic/water quality modeling, GIS, and programming.

PhD position 2: Performance monitoring of urban green stormwater infrastructure

Minimum requirements: experience/expertise in sensor-based instrumentation and field monitoring/measurements of water/soil systems.

Desired (not required) qualifications for both PhD positions: experience/expertise in machine learning/data sciences.

General requirements for both PhD positions: A Master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or closely related fields is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering with an outstanding academic background (e.g., excellent GPA and journal publications) may be considered.

FIU, an R1 (Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity) public university in Miami, Florida, is among the top 5 largest universities in the U.S. The successful candidates will have the opportunity of collaborating with nationally recognized interdisciplinary research programs at the Institute of Environment ( and Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure (

To apply, please email a single pdf including: 1) a CV that includes academic degrees’ date and GPA, list of publications, technical skills, and breakdown of TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) (GRE is not required), 2) a half-page statement explaining how your research experience meets the requirements for each position, and 3) contact information for at least three references (including your thesis advisor) to Dr. Ali Ebrahimian ( with the subject “Application for PhD position 1 (or 2) at CEE FIU”. Please do not send multiple attachments or long statements. Priority will be given to applicants who are able to start in Spring (January) 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.