Please pass the following opportunity on to potential candidates.  Also, note the January 15th deadline.

The Department of Geology at Utah State University invites applications for a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship starting during the 2014-2105 academic year. This 4-year PhD fellowship will pay all tuition and a stipend of ~$20,000/year. Collaborative research will integrate fieldwork and a variety of geochemical and geo- and thermochronologic techniques to understanding processes in brittle fault zones and continental tectonics.  Advisors and committee will consist of some combination of Drs. Alexis Ault, James Evans, Susanne Janecke, and Dennis Newell. Potential projects include use of new and existing labs both at USU and other universities to date paleoearthquakes in iron-bearing fault zones. We seek a motivated student with an MS, but will consider outstanding candidates with BS or BA degrees. The Department of Geology at USU is field oriented with a dynamic and growing faculty and graduate program. We are located in Logan, Utah with close proximity to a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Interested candidates should contact the aforementioned faculty at james.evans@usu.edu; aault@email.arizona.edu; susanne.janecke@usu.edu, and dennis.newell@usu.edu. All faculty will be at the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver to talk with prospective applicants. Please visit http://geology.usu.edu for more information about our program, and http://www.usu.edu/graduateschool/apply/ to apply before January 15th, 2014.

Dennis L. Newell Assistant Professor of Geology Department of Geology Utah State University 4505 Old Main Hill Logan, UT  84322 435-797-0479
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