Assistant Professor in Psychology

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Assistant Professor in Psychology

Job No: 496770
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Psychology

The Psychology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in cognitive psychology with a focus on experimental research with children, beginning August 2022. We seek a teacher-scholar with a Ph.D. degree in Psychology or closely related field by the start of the appointment. The candidate will have demonstrated engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar with a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will have an interest in teaching a diverse population, integrating high-impact educational experiences into courses, and a strong or promising record of scholarship. An active research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and involves mentorship of undergraduates is expected. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, develop a strong body of scholarship in their field of specialization, and participate in service activities at the department, college, or university level, or in the wider academic community.

As part of the five-course per year teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach Cognitive Psychology, an advanced research methods course, and an advanced seminar in the candidate's area of expertise. The candidate would also be expected to teach one of the Department's introductory courses: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, or Psychological Statistics. Finally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to offer courses that contribute to the college core curriculum, such as IP courses or foundation seminars. Depending on their area of expertise, the candidate may have the opportunity to teach courses in developmental psychology or sensation & perception. Opportunity exists to supervise Master's degree students in Psychology. For an entry-level hire, a PhD is required by August 1, 2022.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly goals, and a statement describing any experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, 3 confidential letters of reference will be requested. For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell's career site ( Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Bill Flack, Department Chair, at 570-577-1200 or [email protected] for more information. Visit for more information about the department.

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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.
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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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