Open-rank Tenure Track position in Televisual Studies (emphasis on race and/or gender)

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

Bucknell University’s Film/Media Studies Program invites applications for an open-rank tenure track position in Televisual Studies with an emphasis on race and/or gender to begin August 2023. This position is part of a Bucknell cluster hire focusing on Race, Gender, and Social Justice in conjunction with the departments of English (Literary Studies and Film & Media Studies), Women's and Gender Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Psychology, Music, and Latin American Studies.

We are looking for a teacher-scholar whose research focuses on television and its intersection with issues of race and/or gender. We welcome applications from scholars who study television from a variety of methodological approaches such as industry studies, cultural studies, textual analysis, and/or historical studies. This position will expand our current major’s scope by offering courses that engage with television from its roots in radio to contemporary digital platforms. We are especially interested in how courses can weave race and/or gender into various television eras, genres, and platforms. Beyond our Program, contributing courses to Bucknell’s general curriculum is also desirable. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in an appropriate field by the time of appointment. The normal teaching load is five courses per year.

Bucknell is a highly selective, predominantly-undergraduate, private university with approximately 3800 students enrolled in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Management, and Engineering. The Film/Media Studies Program has strong offerings in film history and analysis, supported by special programming at Lewisburg’s 1941 Campus Theatre. Our production courses have excellent facilities, with students creating documentary, experimental, and fiction films.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity 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. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Thus, 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. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education and from candidates who make issues of diversity central to their pedagogy and scholarship.

Initial application materials must include a two-page cover letter, CV, two sample syllabi, and a teaching philosophy statement. Those moving on to further rounds will be asked for three letters of reference, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations. To apply, please submit all requested materials to http://jobs.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 9th 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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