Geomorph Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Sep 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
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Faculty Position in Geomorphology, Bucknell University. The Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences at Bucknell University seeks to hire a geomorphologist at the assistant professor level for the fall semester, 2020. We seek a teacher-scholar with a PhD in geology or a closely related field at the start of appointment. The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research and a commitment to diversity, a liberal arts education, and interacting effectively with students and colleagues having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to developing an undergraduate research program and will take advantage of the local geologic setting to develop meaningful teaching exercises. This position will be expected to teach introductory-level geology classes, an upper level class on geomorphology, and to develop an upper level class in their area of specialization. This position will also be expected to contribute to Foundation Seminars for first year students or Integrated Perspective seminars for sophomore students on a rotating basis. The successful candidate may also develop teaching and collaborative research relationships with one or more of the following: the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Environmental or Discovery Residential College, the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and statements on their teaching philosophy, commitment to diversity, and research goals. Applicants should provide contact information for three references. For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell University's career site Review of applications will begin Oct. 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to Bucknell University's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body and whose experience and expertise will contribute to the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences diversity-related educational goals, including an emphasis on inclusive pedagogy. We welcome applications from members of groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education.

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 these goals. Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. The teaching load is 5 courses per year. 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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