Assistant Professor (Teaching/Instructional) in Geography and Urban Studies (Environment)

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position for academic year 2019-2020, with responsibilities for teaching in the areas of environment studies, nature-society relations, and research methods.

It is possible that the position may be renewable, pending continued college-level funding and satisfactory performance. GUS ( offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies with approximately 170 majors. GUS also offers a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies as well as a Professional Science Masters in GIS. 

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The College of Liberal Arts is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs and 15 graduate degree programs.  With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays, and its missions mirrors, both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.


The position is teaching intensive. We seek instructors committed to undergraduate an education of diverse learners who will be able to teach a combination of introductory and mid-level courses connected with a university-wide general education program and two majors offered in our department. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses including: 1) Sustainable Environments (general education, science and technology), 2) Environment and Society (major); 3) Research Design in Environmental Studies (major) and 4) Environment and Development (elective). Experience teaching large courses (90 plus with TA support) is required. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the start of employment.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter that addresses your teaching and research interests, a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching excellence. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. Submit all materials via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.