Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Grad student recruitment

One funded Ph.D. assistantship is available in the Modeling Extreme Weather and Climate lab within Penn State University's (PSU's) Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, with expected start in the fall of 2019. I am seeking a creative, passionate, dedicated student interested in extreme weather, particularly at subseasonal and beyond timescales. Qualified students will preferably have solid supplementary backgrounds in math, statistics, and computer/data science. Research experience is desirable, although not required. Information about my past and ongoing research can be found at:

Students may have flexibility to explore particular research areas that interest them. In particular, possible topics include developing metrics to quantify extreme weather events, evaluating severe storm proxies in global NWP/climate data, societal hazards associated with snow and freezing rain, tropical cyclone dynamics, and high-resolution atmospheric model development.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to me in advance at colin [dot] zarzycki [at] gmail [dot] com and I am happy to arrange Skype calls or in-person meetings to discuss potential research projects, funding opportunities, and the department/university/State College area.

Applications for Fall 2019 are due January 15th, although students interested in being considered for prestigious university fellowships (strongly encouraged) should apply by December 1st. Information about graduate student applications at PSU can be found here. Please feel free to share with potentially interested candidates.