Visiting Assistant Professor of US History

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor of US History

Job No: 496663
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: History

The Department of History at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year whose teaching and research focuses on modern US history. The successful applicant will teach a 3-3 load. In the fall, they will teach an introductory History course focused on their expertise (History 100) that will be geared toward first-year students, and two advanced undergraduate courses, US History 1940s-present (History 222), and American Identities (History 204). Scheduling for spring 2022 will be more flexible and may include an undergraduate seminar. Visiting Assistant Professors have access to mentorship and professional development opportunities through the Teaching and Learning Center. We seek a broadly trained teacher-scholar with a Ph.D. in History. Candidates in final stages of completing degree requirements for a PhD will also be considered.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a philosophy of teaching statement that addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and contact information of three references. In the letter of application, please provide a brief explanation of how you would teach History 100, History 222, and History 204 (short course descriptions can be found at To submit your application, please visit Bucknell's career site ( Applications will only be accepted online. Review of applications will begin Wednesday, March 12, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from named references when and as needed.

Please contact search committee chair John Enyeart with any questions:

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.

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