Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Job no: 496316
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Sociology & Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning in August of 2019. The successful applicant must have a PhD or be ABD in Sociology by August 2019. Area of research specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach six courses (three per semester) including Introduction to Sociology each term. The successful candidate will also be able to teach social inequality, sociology of the media, or political sociology and, if possible, an introductory qualitative methods or social theory course. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity and academic excellence.

Applications must be made online at careers.bucknell.edu Online applications require a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, a statement on the candidate’s commitment to diversity, and contact information for three references. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Chair of the Department Professor Ned Searles ([email protected]). Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 8, 2019.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The 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. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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