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About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies

GUS currently has over 200 undergraduate majors in Environmental Studies and Geography & Urban Studies, 14 Masters students, 21 doctoral students, and 21 faculty members.

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) at Temple University aims to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction and research related to urban systems, nature and society, international development, and spatial analysis, with a special emphasis on the geographic analysis of urban dynamics.

We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems. Apply now!

We are now hiring  a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Geographic Information Science. More information about this position.

Department of Geography and Urban Studies Research

The four research themes associated with the department include:

gusSustainability

Focus on local quality-of-life and justice issues

gusSocial Justice

Focus on the intersection of place and inequality.

gusGeographic Methods

Focus on new methods in geographical analysis.

gusGlobalization

Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

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Dr. Kevin Henry’s Collaboration with CDC and NCI Featured on CBS

Geography and Urban Studies faculty Dr. Kevin Henry collaborates with  National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control on the “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer” featuring a special study on the incidence of breast cancer subtypes by geography, which was published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute.  The story…
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Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Geographic Information Science

Temple University, Philadelphia PA.  Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17.  A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate…
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Students collaborate with Dr. Pearsall on litter accumulation project

Since October 2013, Geography and Urban Studies Faculty Dr. Hamil Pearsall has been funded by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankfort Watershed Partnership and Philadelphia Water Department to lead a study of litter near the Tacony Creek in Philadelphia. The goal of the project is to analyze spatial patterns of trash accumulation in a combined sewer outfall area near the…
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