The Environmental Studies Program at Bucknell University seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies with a focus on environmental policy and politics, to start in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, demonstrate potential for excellence in research, and expertise in North American and/or international environmental policy and politics. Teaching responsibilities will include sections of an introductory environmental studies course, a course in environmental policy and politics, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The teaching load for this position is three courses each semester. Ph.D. or ABD required by time of appointment in a field of study relevant to environmental politics and policy. We welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited political ecology, political science, human geography, environmental history, environmental sociology or anthropology, policy studies, and international relations.
We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. We invite candidates to explain how issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are brought into their teaching, scholarship, and/or service in their application materials. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, 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.
Application materials should include a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact information for three referees. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness as available, and three confidential letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted through Bucknell’s career site (careers.bucknell.edu).
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.