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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 one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 2018. This position has the possibility of renewal for a second year pending positive review of the appointee's teaching at Bucknell.

We seek a women’s/gender/sexuality studies teacher-scholar with expertise in the study of race in the United States. Teaching load is six courses for the academic year (three per semester). Teaching responsibilities include at least three sections of Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, at least one course that focuses on race in the United States, and one or more courses that complement 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. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applications must be submitted online via Bucknell's career site. Applicants should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, C.V., a course syllabus for Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, a syllabus for a course that focuses on race in the U.S., a complete set of official teaching evaluations for up to three courses, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In the letter of application, candidates should discuss their pedagogical approaches and their experience in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness. The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be directed via email to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Nikki Young, at tny001@bucknell.edu.

Bucknell University, an EEOC 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 encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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