Tenure- Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Geochemistry and Climate Change

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Geology & Environmental Geosciences

The Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences at Bucknell University seeks to hire a tenure-track geoscientist with expertise in environmental geochemistry and climate change at the assistant professor level for the fall semester, 2022. We seek a teacher-scholar with a PhD at the start of appointment. The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research and a commitment to diversity and interacting effectively with students and colleagues having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to developing an undergraduate research program. The professor will be expected to teach introductory-level geology classes, an upper level class in environmental geochemistry, and to develop a course in global climate change. The position will also be expected to contribute to Foundation Seminars for first year students, or Integrated Perspectives seminars for sophomore students on a rotating basis. The successful candidate will take advantage of the local geologic setting to develop meaningful teaching exercises and may also develop teaching and collaborative research relationships with one or more of the following campus departments and programs: the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Environmental or Discovery Residential College, and the Departments of Chemistry, Environmental Studies & Sciences, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. We welcome candidates who plan synergistic collaborative projects that promote environmental justice.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly goals, and a statement describing their experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell University’s career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to Bucknell University’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body and whose experience and expertise will contribute to the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences diversity-related educational goals. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. We welcome applications from members of groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education.


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 60 majors and 70 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 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students 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

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

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 within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding 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 consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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