Open Position in International Development, Economic Globalization, and Global Change at Temple University

Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development, Economic Globalization, and Global Change

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 International Development, Economic Globalization and Global Change beginning in academic year 2018-19.  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 the use of geographic methods to address pressing global challenges for sustainable development, such as those stemming from economic globalization and climatic or other global environmental changes. Candidates should also demonstrate success in active interdisciplinary collaboration with scholars coming from the social, physical and environmental sciences. Additional research themes and domains of expertise for this position may include: social and environmental justice, conservation and development, the impacts of global flows of goods and services on regional or local environments and livelihoods, katedraional and community responses to change, resource extraction, social and environmental conflict, governance at multiple scales, or the energy-water-food nexus.


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 situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies.


Applications should include a letter that addresses research and teaching interests and a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. Submit all materials via Interfolio at 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, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.