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Visiting Assistant Professor, Cell/Molecular Biology

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 13, 2023

Visiting Assistant Professor, Cell/Molecular Biology

Job No: 497288
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Biology

The Biology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin Aug. 2023. We seek a broadly trained biologist with specialization in cell and/or molecular biology. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an equally strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student-centered pedagogical approaches. Documentation of the candidate's commitment to equity in education must be included in the application materials.

The position carries a three-course load each semester as follows: In the fall semester: An upper-level courses in the candidate's area of interest with an accompanying lab, and additional lab section(s) in our biology core course sequence; and in the spring: a different upper-level courses in the candidate's area of interest with an accompanying lab, and additional lab section(s) in our biology core course sequence. The candidate may also have the possibility of support for involving undergraduates in their own research. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or be ABD at the time of appointment and have relevant teaching experience or a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching.

Applications should include 1) a cover letter that includes a brief description of research expertise, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement that includes a brief description of proposed courses (either new or existing), 4) a statement on diversity and equity that addresses the applicant's experience with and commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment, and 5) the names and contact information for three people who can, upon our request, send us confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's online career center ( Search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Marie Pizzorno (, Professor of Biology.

Work Type:
This is a full-time, 9-month, benefits-eligible, faculty exempt position


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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