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

Lewisburg, PA
Aug 18, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Africana Studies Program at Bucknell University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track position to begin August 2018. 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. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Bucknell 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.

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. 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 welcome 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, management, 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.