Tenure-Track position in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry)

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

The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell University invites applications for an open‐rank, tenure‐track faculty position in physical chemistry, broadly defined, to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will teach physical chemistry lectures and lab and will contribute to the teaching of introductory level courses in general chemistry, and/or other courses depending on background and interests. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop advanced courses in their area of specialty. A commitment to excellent teaching in a diverse environment is expected. Development of a strong research program in some area of physical chemistry, which could include computational chemistry, that complements current research within the department and that involves undergraduate and MS‐level research students is expected. The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, or a closely related field. Candidates with professional experience are welcome in addition to those with traditional academic experience. ABD candidates will be considered (Ph.D. must be completed prior to second year of employment). We seek someone with the potential to be an outstanding teacher/scholar and who contributes to advancing diversity efforts within the sciences. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, description of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references through careers.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor David Rovnyak (drovnyak@bucknell.edu).

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university 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. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. The teaching load is 5 courses per year. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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