Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English in Race and Literature

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

Bucknell University’s English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of race and literature with a specialization in African American and/or African-diasporic literature in any historical period beginning August 2022. The ability to teach Critical Race Theory is required. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in English or a related field, demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a robust scholarly program, and will contribute to the Literary Studies Program’s Race and Literature Concentration. We are especially interested in areas of research and teaching that build upon the department’s current strengths in race and ethnic studies; gender, queer, and sexuality studies; intersectionality and literature; and environmental and medical humanities. This position is part of a Bucknell cluster hire focusing on race in conjunction with the departments of Education, History, and Sociology.

There is a 3/2 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as advanced-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with clear evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to the liberal arts through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the college’s core curriculum, in addition to the gateway course for the Race and Literature concentration.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcomes applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and we are therefore committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. Application materials include a Cover Letter, CV, and Diversity Statement (one-page statement describing how commitment to diversity is present in the candidate’s teaching, research, and mentoring). Candidates invited to submit for a second round will be asked for a writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's online jobs portal: http://jobs.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 19 and continue until the position is filled.

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 to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. 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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