Visiting Assistant Professor of Womens and Gender Studies

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Not specified
Jul 25, 2019
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-semester Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin January 2020.

We seek a women's/gender/sexuality teacher-scholar with expertise in the study of race and sexuality. Teaching load is three courses for the semester. Teaching responsibilities include one section of Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, a course on Race and Sexuality, and one course that complements our current departmental offerings. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence is required. The successful candidate will have a track record of active support for diversity and inclusive, innovative pedagogy. Ph.D. or ABD status is required by the start of the appointment.


Applications must be submitted online via Bucknell's career site.

Applicants should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, C.V., a syllabus for Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, a syllabus for a course in Race and Sexuality, a complete set of official teaching evaluations for up to three courses, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In the letter of application, candidates should discuss their pedagogical approaches and their experience in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on August 26, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be directed via email to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Susan A. Reed, at

About Bucknell
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 and 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.
Advertised: 24 Jul 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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