PhD Opportunity

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is accepting applications for a four-year
assistantship in urban climate for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. The
assistantship provides a stipend plus tuition remission. For more
information on conditions of employment please see our financial support
website: <http://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/financial-information/>

Successful applicants will work with Dr. Ariane Middel and will be
involved in urban climate projects focused on field observations and
spatial modeling of outdoor thermal comfort and microclimate.

Qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree in Geography,
Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences, or a related discipline.
Candidates should have a strong interest in urban climate and be eager
to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. Preference will be given to
applicants with strong quantitative backgrounds who have previously
completed research in urban climate. Experience in geographic
information systems (GIS), remote sensing, data analysis, and
programming skills are desired. Strong skills in oral and written
communication are required.

The doctoral program focuses on geographic approaches to the study of
urban and environmental processes and conditions in US and international
settings. Our emphasis is on the themes of 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. The program serves full-time
students only.

Applicants should submit application materials to the program no later
than January 15, 2018.

For more information about this assistantship, please contact Dr. Ariane
Middel (ariane.middel@temple.edu) and Dr. Kevin Henry
(khenry1@temple.edu). Please include a copy of your CV, unofficial
academic transcripts, and a brief personal statement that highlights
skills relevant to the position.

For more information about the department, please see
<http://www.cla.temple.edu/gus/>.

To apply, please see:
<http://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/scd/cla/geography-urban-studies-phd/>

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


Ariane Middel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Geography and Urban Studies Department
Temple University
Gladfelter Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122

To apply for this job email your details to ariane.middel@temple.edu