Health and Medical Geography PhD Assistantship Opportunity in at Temple University

Call for applications for four-year assistantship in Health/Medical Geography for doctoral program

Department of Geography and Urban Studies
Temple University, Philadelphia PA

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is accepting applications for a four-year assistantship in health/medical geography for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. The assistantship will provide a stipend plus tuition remission.

Qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree in Geography or a related discipline. Candidates should have a strong interest in health/medical geography and a solid background in geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis, remote sensing and spatial statistics. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative backgrounds who have previously completed research in health geography or environmental health.

The doctoral program at Temple focuses on geographic approaches to the study of urban processes and conditions in US and international settings. Our emphasis is on the themes of globalization, sustainability, social justice, and geographical methods. We train our students to conduct theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded research in urban and metropolitan settings, understand interdisciplinary and integrative analyses of complex urban processes and problems, and specialize in techniques for urban analysis with an emphasis on GIS, spatial statistics, and qualitative methods.

Please contact Hamil Pearsall, Graduate Chair, at if you are interested in applying. For more information about the department please see

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