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Open-Rank Visiting Faculty, Chemical Engineering

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Bucknell University
Location
Lewisburg, PA

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Job no: 496746
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Department at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, visiting faculty position to begin August 2021. This position is ideal for candidates considering a career in academia with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Visiting faculty would join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate chemical engineering department with small class sizes that facilitate close student-faculty interaction in a hands-on, interactive, learning community. The University sponsors a range of developmental activities for its visiting faculty supported by a well-resourced Teaching and Learning Center. Candidates would have the potential to engage in both innovative teaching and collaborative scholarship within Bucknell’s excellent core facilities. The appointment is for the 2021-2022 academic year; reappointment may be possible subject to institutional need and satisfactory performance.

We seek individuals with enthusiasm for teaching and a desire to engage undergraduates in the classroom and laboratory across a broad range of chemical engineering subjects. The ideal candidate would have teaching abilities in multiple areas to support the chemical engineering curriculum containing courses in kinetics and reactor design, materials, computing, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer.

A successful candidate must be ABD or have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline at time of appointment. Clear evidence of the potential for teaching excellence is essential, and a strong interest in continued professional development is expected. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student body, utilizing inclusive pedagogies, and fostering highly collaborative environments.

Applications must include a cover letter, current C.V., and three statements of no more than two pages each describing the applicant’s 1) teaching philosophy, experience relevant to the Bucknell chemical engineering curriculum, 2) evidence of a commitment to diversity and engaging students in an inclusive environment, and 3) career goals and how this position aligns with those goals. Applicants should be prepared to provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu) and they will be reviewed beginning on July 1, 2021 in the order in which they are received until the position is filled.

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.

Advertised: 22 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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Organization

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 & 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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