Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

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Job no: 496687
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Physics & Astronomy

Bucknell University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites interested candidates to apply for a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-22 academic year, beginning in August 2021. A commitment to teaching excellence is essential, and the annual teaching load is six courses or their equivalent over two semesters. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD in physics, astronomy or a related field.

For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell’s career site ( The application should include a cover letter, C.V. , teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation, along with any other relevant materials. Questions about the position should be addressed via email to: Professor Tom Solomon at [email protected] The review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021.

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. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is a fully undergraduate department with 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty with active research programs, and support provided by a lab coordinator, an administrative assistant, and machining/electronics staff. The department has a rich tradition of research with undergraduate students, with support for research including a machine shop, a linux cluster, and funds for travel to a conference. Typically, 10-15 physics majors graduate per year, and our introductory courses are taken by all students majoring in math and science disciplines, all of the students in the College of Engineering, and by students from all majors in a liberal arts environment.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university 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. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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Posted: 3/22/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time