Visiting Assistant Professor-Geology & Environmental Geosciences
Job no: 496541
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Geology & Environmental Geosciences
The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, invites applications for an entry-level, visiting assistant professor in geology; Ph.D. or ABD required. The position is for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. We seek applicants with a demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse student body. Familiarity with Appalachian geology is desirable.
The visiting professor will teach two evolution of Earth sections and two accompanying lab sections in fall 2020 and two physical & environmental geology sections and two accompanying lab sections in spring 2021. Both courses are taught at the introductory level and serve both majors and non-majors. Each section is capped at 24 students.
Our department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in geology and environmental geosciences. Bucknell’s geology program is field intensive and we expect faculty to make use of local Appalachian field opportunities for labs in the courses.
Bucknell’s Vision is to provide students with the premier undergraduate experience in American higher education. Furthermore, Bucknell will offer an academic program that is challenging and distinctive, with the capacity to prepare its graduates for successful personal, professional, and civic lives in the 21st century. Bucknell’s residential life and co-curricular activities will fully support its academic program. This integrated environment for student learning and growth, enhanced by diversity in all its forms, will build connections to a global society. In doing so, Bucknell will emerge from a place of strength to a position of pre-eminence within American higher education.
Applicants will only be accepted online through Bucknell’s career center (careers.bucknell.edu). Applications must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and a brief statement of research interest. Applicants may be contacted for names and e-mail addresses of references at a later date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Bucknell University, an EEO Employer, 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. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
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. 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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