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Assistant/Associate Professor in Human-Environment Systems

Assistant/Associate Professor in Human-Environment Systems

Temple University, Philadelphia PA.  Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in Human-Environment Systems beginning in academic year 2017-18.  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 and undergraduate instruction in an interdisciplinary department.  GUS offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies. GUS also offers three graduate programs – an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies and a Professional Science Masters in Geographic Information Systems.


Competitive candidates should demonstrate expertise in coupled human-environment dynamics, sustainability science, land use/cover change modeling, urban ecology, landscape ecology, or a related area of research.  We encourage candidates who develop and apply innovative quantitative, geographic research methods such as artificial intelligence, agent-based modeling, cellular automata, spatial statistics, social-spatial network analysis, or related Geographic Information Science methods. Areas of research include, but are not limited to urban sustainability, anthropogenic and environmental hazards, global environmental change, environmental quality and human health, and the adaptation or resilience of urban or rural landscapes to climatic extremes or other environmental changes.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong potential for funded research and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across campus in a broad array of disciplines as well as with the SAL@T, Spatial Analysis Laboratory at Temple, which is a university-wide core-facility in health geographics situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies.


Please send a letter that addresses research and teaching interests, a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Anne Eckert, Administrator, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, 308 Gladfelter Hall, Temple University (025-27), Philadelphia, PA  19122.  Electronic applications are required and should be sent Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.


Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.