Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Philosopy

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2023. Area of Specialization (AOS): history of modern philosophy; we are particularly interested in candidates invested in broadening and diversifying the traditional “canon” of modern philosophy. Area of teaching Competence (AOC): open. We seek a teacher-scholar with broad philosophical interests and an understanding of the task of teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Ph.D. in Philosophy required by the start of the appointment.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement concerning their approach to teaching that addresses their training in or experience with inclusive pedagogy, a research statement, and a writing sample. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted separately. Candidates from groups underrepresented among faculty in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The Philosophy Department at Bucknell is a pluralistic department committed to the idea that philosophy is an open-ended and evolving activity that can take on various self-conceptions, aims, and methodologies in different cultural and historical contexts.

For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell's career site: careers.bucknell.edu. To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit their files by October 28, 2022. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee: Matthew Slater, Department of Philosophy, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA 17837; matthew.slater@bucknell.edu.

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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