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Open Rank, Tenure-Track Black Political Thought/Black Critical Theory

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Program at Bucknell University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track position to begin August 2019. The substantive area is Black Political Thought and/or Black Critical Theory, with a strong focus on social and political injustice as they pertain to the global black experience. The successful candidate will teach both introductory and upper level undergraduate courses that focus on the theoretical and material expressions of Africana culture, experience, and thought and will be expected to develop a robust research program.

Preference will be given to candidates who draw on theories, methods, and approaches in Africana Studies as well as those whose work is situated at the intersections of disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, and arts. Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy, a Curriculum Vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, sample syllabi, course evaluations as available, and three confidential letters of reference. All materials must be submitted online through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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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