VAP Ecological, Evolutionary, or Organismal Biology
The Biology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 2018. We seek a broadly trained biologist with specialization in the areas of organismal, ecological or evolutionary biology. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an equally strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student-centered pedagogical approaches. The position carries a three-course load each semester as follows: during the fall semester: 1) a general biology for non-major's lecture course focusing on ecology, evolution and organismal diversity, and 2) an upper-level lecture or seminar course in their area of expertise. In the spring semester, the candidate will contribute two upper-level courses in their area of expertise including 1) a lecture and lab/field class and 2) a lecture or seminar course. The candidate may also have the possibility of conducting some research if they so desire. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be ABD at the time of appointment, and relevant teaching experience or a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018, and the search will remain open until the positions are filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Matthew Heintzelman ([email protected]), Chair of Biology.
Bucknell University, located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, is a private, highly selective university where the liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. As an Equal Opportunity Employer Bucknell believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity of 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.