Available Positions

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator where diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength. The university is committed to nondiscrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.

Criminal Justice Faculty

The Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2019. Applicants holding doctorates in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related social science discipline are strongly preferred. Related social science disciplines include, but are not limited to, African American Studies, Critical Studies, Geography, Latino Studies, Law and Society, Political Science, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies. Highly qualified ABDs may be considered if evidence can be shown that completion of the Ph.D. will occur prior to Fall 2019. Consideration will not be given to those holding only a J.D. degree.

The department has a strong commitment to high-quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary research, and our faculty members are supported by 25 recent grants totaling in excess of $11 million. Applicants must possess a demonstrated record of high quality scholarship and research productivity, significant potential for extramural grants, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence. Area of specialization is open. More information about the department can be found at https://www.cla.temple.edu/criminal-justice/.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged. Please include with your application materials (1) a cover letter (2) a statement of your research experience and scholarly goals, (3) a teaching portfolio (including experience, teaching philosophy, student evaluations, peer reviews), (4) curriculum vitae, (5) selected publications/writing samples, and (6) at least three reference letters. Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received. All application materials should be uploaded through the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/53990. Any questions about submitting application materials should be sent to Ms. Tycina M. Leftwich (tcousin@temple.edu).

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The Department of Criminal Justice is situated in the College of Liberal Arts, which 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 a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color, members of under-represented groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

English Faculty

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Literature (Open Field) Specializing in Digital Humanities

The English Department at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in literature specializing in any method of digital humanities research, broadly conceived. The position is open to applicants in any literary field from the nineteenth century to the present, including global, British, and American literatures. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and have a strong desire to work with a heterogeneous student population. We are especially interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The successful candidate will have earned the PhD in English or a closely related field by August 2019 and will have a strong research agenda in literary digital humanities. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/2 load with a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. The initial application should include a cover letter, CV, three references, and a writing sample of under 30 pages, submitted through Interfolio ( https://apply.interfolio.com/54127). Applications received by October 15, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

Temple’s interdisciplinary digital scholarship center, humanities center, and new graduate certificate program in cultural analytics support digital research by faculty and students. Temple University is a state-related R1 Carnegie Research University located in Philadelphia. English is a nationally ranked doctoral department training students in literature, composition, rhetoric, and creative writing.  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 a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Temple University’s Department of English is seeking a fiction writer to join the MFA Program in Creative Writing as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2019. Candidates should have an MFA or PhD in creative writing, at least one book of fiction published by a prominent house, and teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. Responsibilities will include teaching graduate workshops and seminars, undergraduate workshops and courses on contemporary fiction; directing and reading master’s projects (theses) and grading comprehensive exams; and serving on departmental, college, or university committees. We are especially interested in applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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 a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success, and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a CV via Interfolio. The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by October 15, 2018, are assured full consideration. Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Geography and Urban Studies Faculty

Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Black Geographies beginning in academic year 2019-20.  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 (https://www.cla.temple.edu/geography-and-urban-studies/) 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 plays, and its mission mirrors, both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. 

Qualifications

Competitive candidates should demonstrate expertise in the broad area of Black Geographies, which pays attention to the practices of Black life, social processes and issues that affect Black lives, and/or dynamics of resistance and the ways in which these practices are inherently spatial.   We encourage candidates who develop and apply innovative qualitative or quantitative geographic research methods in U.S. and/or international contexts. Areas of research include, but are not limited to urban geography (housing, land use, and sustainability), cultural geography (symbolic/material spaces of belonging, faith and identity), health geography, nature-society relations (climate, energy, water), social and environmental justice, social movements, racial capitalism, critical race theory, and/or post-colonial theory. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong potential for funded research and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across campus, for example, through the Center for Sustainable Communities or SAL@T, Spatial Analysis Laboratory at Temple, which is a university-wide core-facility in health geographics situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies.

Application Instructions

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 https://apply.interfolio.com/53982. Review of applications will begin October 20 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.


Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Human-Environment Systems beginning in academic year 2019-20.  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 (https://www.cla.temple.edu/geography-and-urban-studies/) 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 plays, and its mission mirrors, both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. 

Qualifications

Competitive candidates should demonstrate expertise in coupled human-environment dynamics, sustainability science, land use/cover change modeling, urban ecology, landscape ecology, or a related area of research. We encourage candidates who develop and apply innovative quantitative, geographic research methods such as artificial intelligence, agent-based modeling, cellular automata, spatial statistics, spatial data science, social-spatial network analysis, or related Geographic Information Science methods. Areas of research include, but are not limited to urban sustainability, anthropogenic and environmental hazards, energy access, use and efficiency, global environmental change, environmental quality and human health, application of new technologies to solving urban environmental problems (smart cities), and the adaptation or resilience of urban or rural landscapes to climatic extremes or other environmental changes.  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 geographics situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies. We encourage applicants with demonstrated experience in research that integrates quantitative 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

Application Instructions

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 https://apply.interfolio.com/53983. Review of applications will begin October 20 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.

Political Science and History Faculty

The Departments of Political Science and History at Temple University invite applications for the position of Professor of Integrative Knowledge in Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Studies. We seek an established interdisciplinary scholar whose research and teaching address both Russian and/or Soviet history as well as the legacies of these earlier eras in the post-Soviet era, including topics such as the persistence of authoritarian rule as well as the important roles of the Soviet Union and Russia in world politics.  This joint appointment in the Departments of History and Political Science is part of a broader initiative in the College of Liberal Arts to recruit senior faculty studying important questions across disciplinary boundaries.  We seek someone who can be tenured at the level of either Associate or Full Professor in either (or both) Political Science and History.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The College of Liberal Arts is home of 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs and 15 graduate degree programs.  With its vibrate 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.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to http://apply.interfolio.com/53872.  We will begin consideration of applications and nominations on October 15th.  Professors Mark Pollack of Political Science and Alan McPherson of History will co-chair the search.

Political Science Faculty

The Department of Political Science at Temple University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position at the level of Associate or Assistant Professor in international relations.  The search is open to all sub-fields, but we are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on Environmental Policy, Human Rights/Human Security, Non-State Actors, or Cyber Security/Terrorism. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.  Evidence of external grant/fellowship support is desirable. Temple University is 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 a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.   Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to https://apply.interfolio.com/53465 . Professor Alexandra Guisinger will chair the search.


The Department of Political Science at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in American politics focusing on state, local, or urban policy, politics, and governance.  We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching engages any policy area. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.  Evidence of external grant/fellowship support is desirable. Teaching a survey course in state and local politics and policy on a regular basis is expected. 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 a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.   Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. by the beginning of their appointment.  Please send a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a sample of written or published scholarly work; teaching portfolio (e.g., sample syllabi, student and/or peer evaluations); graduate school transcript; and three letters of reference to: apply.interfolio.com/54756.  Applications received by October 15, 2018 will receive best consideration. Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Sociology Faculty

The Department of Sociology at Temple University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2019 who does research in one or more of the following areas: urban, race and ethnicity, gender, health, public policy, and globalization. Preference will be given to those who do research in more than one of these areas.  The faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, as well as specialized and advanced courses in their area(s) of interest. We welcome scholars who use either qualitative or quantitative methods.  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 a tremendous role in Temple University academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research statement, samples of written work, and a statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy. Three confidential letters of reference are also required.  Temple University and the Department of Sociology are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in hiring.  Candidates are invited to reflect on their potential contributions to this goal in their cover letter.  Please upload all materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/53479. Applications must be received by November 1, 2018 to receive full consideration. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome applicants from underrepresented groups.

Spanish and Portuguese Faculty

Assistant Professor - Instructional (Non-Tenure Track) in Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese of Temple University is pleased to invite applications for a Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Spanish.  Applications are sought from candidates with experience teaching both General Education and Spanish courses. The candidate will be able to teach a variety of courses in Spanish and English, supervise current General Education offerings (http://bulletin.temple.edu/courses/span/), plan or suggest future proposals, coordinate recertification of General Education courses, and actively engage with the General Education program at the University level. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining pedagogical quality through orientations, trainings, and observations. Sub-specialization or teaching experience in Language for Specific Purposes, particularly Medical Spanish, Translation/Interpreting, and/or Spanish for STEM is also desirable. 

The candidate should demonstrate evidence of outstanding commitment to undergraduate teaching.  A Ph.D. in hand by August 2019 is required.  The candidate selected for this position should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin.  The normal teaching load is four courses per semester.  Competitive salary and benefits. Applications will only be accepted through InterfolioByCommittee.  Please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/54766 to apply.  Required documents: a cover letter that addresses experience and teaching, a CV, three confidential letters of rec­ommendation, graduate transcripts (unofficial), and student course evaluations. For questions, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Hiram Aldarondo at haldaron@temple.edu.  The search committee will begin to screen applications on November 12th, 2018 and will continue to do so until the position is filled.  Initial interviews of candidates will be conducted in December via Skype.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is situated in the College of Liberal Arts, which 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 a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.  Temple University is also an AA/ EOE employer and is committed to diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we encourage diversity among applicants for this position. Women, and people from historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply. For further information about Temple University and our department visit: http://www.cla.temple.edu/spanpor/.


Assistant Professor – Instructional (Non-Tenure Track) in Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese of Temple University is pleased to invite applications for a Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Spanish. Applications are sought from candidates with a strong background in Online Instruction who can serve as our new e-Learning Coordinator. Credentials should contain evidence of best pedagogical practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  At the undergraduate level, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, online Spanish teaching, coordination of current and future online offerings in conjunction with departmental coordinators, training and supervision of online instructors, participation in expansion of online courses and program offerings, and commitment to searching for and engaging with emerging online pedagogies and technologies.  At the post-grad level, the candidate will be able to teach and spearhead the incorporation of online pedagogical resources for online post-baccalaureate certificates. Applicants should have experience adapting face-to-face courses to the online format, developing online course templates, and preparing faculty to use high-impact online practices. 

The candidate should demonstrate evidence of outstanding commitment to undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in hand by August 2019 is required. The candidate selected for this position should have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The normal teaching load is four courses per semester, but the candidate may receive a teaching course reduction for coordinating online courses and programs. Competitive salary and benefits. Applications will only be accepted through InterfolioByCommittee. Please go to 
https://apply.interfolio.com/54770 to apply. Required documents: a cover letter that addresses experience and teaching, a CV, three confidential letters of rec­ommendation, graduate transcripts (unofficial), and student course evaluations. For questions, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Hiram Aldarondo at haldaron@temple.edu. The search committee will begin to screen applications on November 12th, 2018 and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Initial interviews of candidates will be conducted in December via Skype.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is situated in the College of Liberal Arts, which 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 a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. Temple University is also an AA/ EOE employer and is committed to diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we encourage diversity among applicants for this position. Women, and people from historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply. For further information about Temple University and our department visit: http://www.cla.temple.edu/spanpor/.