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Visiting Assistant Professor Physics

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 4, 2024

Visiting Assistant Professor Physics & Astronomy

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Position Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor Physics & Astronomy

Position Type:
Full time

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Faculty Exempt

Job Summary:
Bucknell University's Department of Physics & Astronomy invites interested candidates to apply for a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2024-25 academic year, beginning in August 2024. A commitment to teaching excellence is essential, and the annual teaching load is six courses or their equivalent over two semesters. By the position's start date, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD in physics, astronomy, or a related field.
Bucknell University, an EEOC Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music complement each other. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is an entirely undergraduate department with 14 tenured and tenure track faculty and support provided by a lab coordinator, an administrative assistant, and a tech support staff. Typically, 8-12 physics majors graduate per year, and our introductory courses are taken by students majoring in all math and science disciplines, all of the students in the College of Engineering, and students from all majors in a liberal arts environment.
For additional information and to apply, please visit (website). The application should include a cover letter, C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and any other relevant materials. Questions about the position should be emailed to Professor Ben Vollmayr-Lee at The review of applications will begin on March 25, 2024.

Job Duties:



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)
  • 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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