Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Women's & Gender Studies

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for a three-semester Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin January 2023 and continue in academic year 2023-24.

The teaching load is three courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities include two sections of Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies per semester, and one course in the candidate’s area of expertise that complements our current departmental offerings. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence is required. The successful candidate will have a track record of active support for diversity and inclusive, innovative pedagogy. Ph.D. or ABD status is required by the start of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, C.V., a syllabus for Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, a syllabus for a course in the candidate’s area of expertise, a complete set of official teaching evaluations for up to three courses, and three letters of recommendation. In the letter of application, candidates should discuss their pedagogical approaches and their experience in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness. Applications must be submitted online via Bucknell's career site.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on August 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed via email to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Coralynn Davis, at

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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