Category Archives: Assistantship

PhD Studentship in Health Geography at University of Connecticut: Geography of Drug Use and HIV/AIDS

Department of Geography at University of Connecticut (UConn) is recruiting a PhD student to work on the geography of drug use and HIV/AIDS from both methodological and intervention perspectives. The student will work on projects related to a multi-year study funded by the National Institute of Health.

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 expertise in geocoding (e.g. large datasets, programming, and harvesting location data from text), Network Analyst functions, and basic statistics. The student will have exciting opportunities to gain training and experiences in the following areas: a) Advanced GIS functions, b) spatial statistics, c) social-ecological modeling, d) social network analysis, and e) mixed methods research. In pursuit for a doctoral degree several datasets are available to apply the acquired training and skills. The student will also have opportunities to interact, collaborate, and work in research environment with other talented graduate students, post-doctorates, and faculty members from the Center of Health Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) of UConn, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) of Yale University, and Department of Geography of UConn.

If you are interested in applying and want to know more about the research projects and training opportunities, contact Debs Ghosh at For more information about the department and PhD program please visit

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