Recruitment is open for graduate student positions at the PhD level in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Emphasis areas in Ecoinformatics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Cyber Security, and Electrical Engineering are available. Qualified students are eligible for research and teaching assistantships with highly-competitive stipends. SICCS’s mission is to conduct high-impact, innovative research in informatics with an emphasis on producing solutions that lead to benefits in human and environmental health.

Research opportunities are available in a broad variety of research areas supported by our faculty, including cybersecurity, wireless sensor and communication systems, cyber-physical systems, empirical software engineering, software testing, software architecture and visualization, computer graphics, machine learning, wearable computing, bioinformatics, population health, remote sensing, and ecological modeling. Graduate student candidates should explore the SICCS website ( and directly contact professors with closely-aligned interests.

Flagstaff offers an ideal, scenic environment for living and learning. With a four-season climate, amazing landscapes, and ample sunshine, you’ll discover outdoor adventures unlike anywhere else in the United States-find out more about NAU and Flagstaff at Assistantship benefits include stipends, full tuition waiver, health insurance, and research support.

Candidates should explore the SICCS website ( ) and contact the professor whose interests align most closely with information on their background, research interests, and qualifications, as well as a current resume.

Formal applications to our programs can be submitted online at Applications for our PhD program are due on January 1. Applications received early may be considered for a prestigious NAU Presidential Fellowship, which provides an increased stipend and additional funding to support professional development.

NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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