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Assistant Professor in Energy Geography

Assistant Professor in Energy Geography


Philadelphia, United States


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)

Full time

Entry level


Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

26 August 2019

Job description

Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Energy Geography beginning in academic year 2020-21. 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.

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 displays, and its mission mirrors, both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.

Competitive candidates should demonstrate expertise in energy geography. We seek candidates that study energy in relation to broader social and environmental processes. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, sustainable energy; global environmental change; energy transitions; energy access, use, distribution and efficiency; governance; policy and planning; energy poverty and inequalities; energy infrastructure; systems of energy provision; alternative energy systems; and, energy and health. Candidates working on energy geography using a systems perspective or through the application of a nexus approach are welcomed. We encourage candidates who develop and apply geographic mixed or quantitative methods.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong potential for funded research and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across campus as well as with the Center for Sustainable Communities and SAL@T (Spatial Analysis Laboratory at Temple), which is a university-wide core-facility in health geography situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies. We encourage applicants with demonstrated experience in research that integrates quantitative or mixed method approaches into the study of complex processes stemming from the interaction between humans and the environment and with a solid record of collaboration with larger interdisciplinary groups that include scholars from both the social and environmental sciences.

How to apply

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, three references, a research statement, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of experience in, and commitment to, diversity and inclusion, and up to three publications. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. Submit all materials via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin October 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.