GAships in Sustainable Water Resources

Monday, October 4, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
MS or PhD students
Job Institution: 
Iowa State University
Job Description: 

Graduate Assistantships in Sustainable Water Resources

The Liu Group at the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), Iowa State University (ISU) is providing 1-2 Graduate Assistantships in the broad area of Sustainable Water Resources, starting in Fall 2022.

Satisfying the demand for water, energy, and food under changing environment and socioeconomics is a central challenge of the 21st century. The Liu Group seeks to fill important knowledge gaps in water-energy-food-climate nexus and support sustainable resource planning via decision-making tool development and science-policy integration. Focus areas include but not limited to 1) climate change impacts on water resources, 2) water and energy systems interactions and adaptations to climate change, and 3) water system sustainability and resiliency. Detailed information about the Liu Group can be found here:

We are looking for highly motivated students with a strong interest in sustainable environmental-human systems with focus on water resources. Qualified backgrounds for potential graduate students include water resources engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, geographic science, environmental science or related fields. Experience with programming, hydrologic modeling, systems analysis, geospatial data analysis, socioeconomic data is preferred. Experience in data processing languages/environments such as R, Python, and MATALB is a plus.

Potential applicants are encouraged to send inquiries/questions to Dr. Lu Liu ( prior to apply. To apply, using "Graduate Assistantship – the Liu Group" as the subject line. Please include (1) a cover letter briefly describing your research interests (no more than 1 page), (2) a CV, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) contact information for three references in your application. In addition, potential applicants need to fulfill the Departmental admission requirements (