Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Art History

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Art & Art History

Bucknell University’s Department of Art & Art History invites applications for a tenure-track position in Art History beginning in August 2023. We seek an individual trained in the art of the medieval or early modern period whose scholarship addresses intersections between art and science. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Art History by the start of the appointment. The position is a 3/2 teaching load and courses to be taught by the candidate include one of the two surveys of World Art (ARTH 101, ARTH 102), advanced courses in the candidate’s field of specialization as well as interdisciplinary, general education courses that serve the university’s core curriculum.

The successful teacher-scholar will reinforce the strengths of a department committed to diversity, equity, and global awareness, while making interdisciplinary connections across the university with dynamic pedagogies and research initiatives. There is ample opportunity and enthusiasm for the candidate to develop their own course content, to contribute to the ongoing development of the Art History curriculum, and to offer a first-year seminar in their specialty as part of our department’s ongoing contribution to the university’s core curriculum. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching, the successful candidate will display the potential for developing a strong body of original scholarship; for participating in service activities at the department, college, and university levels; and for serving as a dedicated mentor to undergraduate students in the department and beyond. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

Application materials include: 1) cover letter that clearly summarizes the candidate’s qualification and interests in this position; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) teaching statement that conveys the candidate’s interest in undergraduate teaching, describes the candidate’s ideas or philosophy for equitable and inclusive teaching, and identifies courses which the candidate could offer in the department and to the wider college curriculum; 4) writing sample (dissertation chapter or another scholarly publication); 5) contact information for three potential references (letters may be requested by the search committee). Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell’s career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Please address the cover letter to Professor Roger Rothman, Chair of the Search Committee.


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)

- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!) 

- tuition remission, exchange and grants for the employee, spouse/spousal equivalent, and children (with credit for full-time, benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education)  

- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives

- a myriad of 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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