Graduate Position: TexasAMU.EvolutionaryBiology

The Interdisciplinary Degree Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
(EEB) at Texas A&M University offers a Ph.D. in the field of Ecology and
Evolution. We offer a world-class training program that incorporates
fields relevant to EEB, spanning evolutionary genomics to animal
behavior to landscape ecology. Our faculty and students are associated
with 11 departments and 7 colleges across Texas A&M University, bringing
together a diverse array of perspectives.The Doctoral Program in EEB
Faculty includes over 60 core faculty members and approximately 30
associate members, from diverse backgrounds and a multitude of research
interests. In our Program, students are exposed to an international
community of scholars, allowing them to explore different perspectives
in the field of Ecology and Evolution. Our faculty¢s primary goal is to
guide students on their journey to research independence, and they are
committed to excellence in education and science.

Texas A&M University is a long-established research university with a
21st century research infrastructure. As the country¢s best-funded land-
grant university, Texas A&M possesses an ample and effective
life-sciences research infrastructure. EEB doctoral students have access
to core facilities for genomics, molecular biology, stable isotopes, and
microscopy. They may also take advantage of the world-renowned
herbarium, insect collection, and vertebrate collection, as well as the
network of affiliated experimental stations around Texas and the world.
Our high-performance computing resources and GIS labs enable cutting
edge research at all scales.

An important part of graduate training involves interacting and
participating in the scientific community. Our faculty guides EEB
doctoral students as they develop into productive members of the
research community, which starts with a series of EEB core courses,
ranging from physiological ecology to evolutionary genomics, taught by
experts in each field. Additionally, first year students travel to our
Mexico research station as part of our winter field course experience.
EEB also offers numerous opportunities for professional and social
interactions. A seminar series permits students to learn about the
latest research and meet scientists from around the globe. The Journal
Club is an opportunity to discuss scientific articles in relevant
disciplines with peers and faculty. Scientific events, such as the
nationally-recognized annual spring Ecological Integration Symposium and
the fall Open Source for Open Science Workshop provide an excellent
opportunity for professional development. Finally, Texas A&M University
has a vibrant campus with numerous opportunities for social interactions
and the EEB Interdisciplinary Student Organization hosts social events
in the fall and spring to promote integration among students in the life
sciences with EEB interests.

The Doctoral Program in EEB offers ample funding opportunities for
graduate studies, and students can benefit from a full stipend while in
the Program. Support comes from nationally competitive funding packages
consisting of teaching assistantships, research fellowships, and
internal merit fellowships. Doctoral students are eligible for medical
insurance and in-state tuition, which is waived for students with
teaching assistantships and merit fellowships. We encourage you to
contact your prospective mentor about specific options for support.

Applications to the Doctoral Program in EEB should be submitted by
December 9th to ensure full consideration. Applicants will be evaluated
based on their personal statement, grade point average, TOEFL scores
(international students only), letters of recommendation, as well as
previous research experience. Prospective students should indicate which
EEB core faculty members share similar interests. We also encourage
prospective students, as they are putting together their application
package, to reach out to these faculty members. Travel grants to visit
Texas A&M, meet with the faculty and graduate students, and explore
available resources and facilities are available to outstanding
prospective students.

To learn more, please visit or contact Nick Jacobsen
(Program coodinator) at njacobsen at