Visiting Assistant Professor – Neurobiologist

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

The Biology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 2019. We seek a broadly trained neurobiologist with specialization in molecular biology and biochemistry, including but not limited to neurophysiology or developmental neurobiology. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an equally strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student-centered pedagogical approaches. The position carries a three-course load each semester as follows: 1) in the fall semester: an upper-level seminar course on topics in neurobiology and two lab sections, one for a core course in cellular and molecular biology and the other for a crayfish neurophysiology lab, and 2) in the spring: an upper-level lecture and laboratory course in the candidate’s area of interest and either a non-lab course of the candidate’s design for majors or non-majors or an intensive team-taught lab course called biochemical methods. The candidate may also have the possibility of conducting some research if they so desire. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or be ABD at the time of appointment and have relevant teaching experience or a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's online career center ( Review of applications will begin April 1, 2019, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Matthew McTammany (, Chair of Biology.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an 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.

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

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The 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. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and 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 here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District 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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