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Visiting Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Geotech

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University seeks applicants for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in the area of geotechnical engineering, starting in August 2018. Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate or be ABD in civil engineering or a closely related engineering field at time of appointment.

Applications must include a Bucknell-specific cover letter, teaching statement (2 page maximum), research statement (2 page maximum), and current curriculum vitae.

Within your application materials:
1. Articulate your plans to provide outstanding classroom and laboratory instruction in introductory and upper-level geotechnical engineering courses;
2. Describe how you will be able to contribute more broadly to the civil engineering curriculum by teaching core civil engineering courses, such as numerical methods, graphics, or engineering materials; 

3. Describe your commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy and any relevant experience, expertise, or plans in these areas.


Applicants also must provide references upon request. Applications are only accepted through Bucknell's career site. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of students. Student life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

The Community

Lewisburg is located in central Pennsylvania, and features restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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