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Open-Rank, Tenure-Track in Biology (Ecologist or Evolutionary Biologist)

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Biology

The Biology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2018. We seek an ecologist or evolutionary biologist who incorporates genomic and/or bioinformatic methods into both their research and their teaching and who complements existing areas of strength within the Department. Areas of expertise could include, but are not limited to: applied ecology, evolutionary ecology or environmental/conservation genomics. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an equally strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student-centered approaches.

Teaching expectations include rotation through both introductory and upper level courses in ecology and/or evolutionary biology as well as other courses in support of the Biology curriculum and the general education goals of the University. The successful candidate will also establish a vibrant research program that involves talented undergraduates and has the potential to attract extramural funding.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be ABD at the time of appointment and be able to document relevant teaching experience as well as their commitment to effective, inclusive teaching. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed description of research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin September 19, 2017, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Biology Department, Matthew Heintzelman (mheintze@bucknell.edu). Applications will only be accepted online.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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