Visiting Assistant Professor of Womens and Gender Studies
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 2018. This position has the possibility of renewal for a second year pending positive review of the appointee's teaching at Bucknell.
We seek a women's/gender/sexuality studies teacher-scholar with expertise in the study of race in the United States. Teaching load is six courses for the academic year (three per semester). Teaching responsibilities include at least three sections of Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, at least one course that focuses on race in the United States, and one or more courses that complement our current departmental offerings. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence is required. The successful candidate will have a track record of active support for diversity and inclusive, innovative pedagogy. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD.
Applications must be submitted online via Bucknell's career site. Applicants should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, C.V., a course syllabus for Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, a syllabus for a course that focuses on race in the U.S., a complete set of official teaching evaluations for up to three courses, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In the letter of application, candidates should discuss their pedagogical approaches and their experience in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness. The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about the position should be directed via email to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Nikki Young, at [email protected]
Bucknell University, an EEOC 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 encourage 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, business, 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.