Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

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The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, invites applications for an entry-level, visiting assistant professor in Geology; Ph.D. or ABD required. The position is for the fall semester 2018 and spring semester 2019. Qualified applicants for this visiting position will have no more than four years of full-time postdoctoral teaching experience at the time of appointment. We seek applicants with a demonstrated ability to successfully work with a diverse student body. Familiarity with Appalachian geology is desirable.

The visiting professor will teach two Physical & Environmental Geology lecture sections and two accompanying lab sections in fall 2018 and teach two Evolution of the Earth lecture sections and two accompanying lab sections in spring 2019. Both courses are taught at the introductory level and serves both majors and non-majors. Each section is capped at 24 students.

The Geology Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geology and Environmental Geosciences. Bucknell's geology program is field intensive and we expect candidates to make use of local Appalachian field opportunities for labs in the courses.

Bucknell University is a highly selective, privately endowed, comprehensive university offering baccalaureate degree programs to approximately 3400 undergraduates, and master's degree programs to about 150 students. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3½ hour drive from Lewisburg.

Bucknell's Vision is to provide students with the premier undergraduate experience in American higher education. Furthermore, Bucknell will offer an academic program that is challenging and distinctive, with the capacity to prepare its graduates for successful personal, professional, and civic lives in the 21st century. Bucknell's residential life and co-curricular activities will fully support its academic program. This integrated environment for student learning and growth, enhanced by diversity in all its forms, will build connections to a global society. In doing so, Bucknell will emerge from a place of strength to a position of pre-eminence within American higher education.

Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career center ( Applications must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and a brief statement of research interest. Applicants may be contacted for names and e-mail addresses of references at a later date. Review of applications will begin February 28, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Bucknell University, an EEO Employer, 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. 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.





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Posted: 1/26/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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