Tenure Track Faculty Position in Economics

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

Bucknell University’s Department of Economics invites interested candidates at the Assistant Professor level to apply for a tenure-track position beginning in the fall semester of 2024. The successful candidate will have the ability to pursue a high-quality research program in at least one of the following areas: public economics, urban or regional economics, poverty, antitrust, and the economics of education. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching of economic principles and electives in their area of interest.

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

Bucknell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. The teaching load is 5 courses per year and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching and Learning Center and mentoring resources.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Economics, although candidates nearing completion of their doctoral work will be considered. For additional information and to apply, please go to careers.bucknell.edu. The application should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a teaching portfolio (a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations and syllabi if available), (4) a research statement and research sample, (5) a statement describing past experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity, including efforts to work with and support students in an inclusive manner and incorporating topics related to diversity into your courses, and (6) official graduate school transcripts if recently graduated. (7) Three letters of recommendation are required and must be submitted separately to the website. Materials received by November 17, 2023 will receive full attention.
Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Christopher Magee, cmagee@bucknell.edu

Minimum Qualifications:
By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD in Economics.

Work Type: 
This posiiton is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible, tenure track faculty position.

Benefits: 

Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- myriad other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

 

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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