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Tenure-Track position in Political Science (American Politics)

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Political Science

Bucknell University’s Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Politics with a specialization in race and ethnic politics beginning in the fall semester of 2021. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level but are open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a core course in American politics, a course in race and ethnic politics, a course in quantitative or qualitative research methods, and other American politics courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to both diversity and academic excellence. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence as well as the promise of being a productive scholar are critically important. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Political Science with a sub-field specialization in American politics, but ABD candidates will also be considered with the understanding that the Ph.D. must be completed before the beginning of the second year.

For additional information and to apply, please go to careers.bucknell.edu. The application should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, sample publications or papers, course evaluations if available, and sample syllabi relevant to this position. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Scott Meinke at smeinke@bucknell.edu. Applications received by October 20, 2020 will receive full consideration.

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. 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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