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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: International Relations, Political Science

The Department of Political Science and Department of International Relations at Bucknell University invite applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in international relations for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach sections of a core course in international politics, an introductory course on globalization, an elective on the politics of the developing world, and other courses on the politics of Latin America and/or South Asia. The teaching load is three courses per semester.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the departments’ commitment to both diversity and academic excellence. We welcome candidates who demonstrate strengths in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Evidence of teaching experience, potential for teaching excellence, and the promise of being a productive scholar are critically important. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or at the final stages of completing their degree requirements in political science with a subfield specialization in international relations.

For additional information and to apply, please go to careers.bucknell.edu. The application should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, sample publications or papers, course evaluations if available, and sample syllabi relevant to this position. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Zhiqun Zhu (zz004@bucknell.edu). Applications received by April 26, 2021 will receive full consideration.

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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