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Visiting Assistant Professor Of Sociology

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor Of Sociology

Academic West Building

Position Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Position Type:
Full time

Academic West Building

Faculty Exempt

Job Summary:
Bucknell University. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning August 1, 2024. We seek a teacher-scholar with a PhD (or in the final stages of completing a PhD) in sociology. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses in classical theory. In addition, the candidate must also offer introduction to sociology courses as well as a course in their own area. The teaching load will be six courses (three per semester).

To apply, please submit the following:
1. Cover Letter addressing one's area of specialization, teaching expertise and teaching philosophy.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Sample Syllabi
4. Course Evaluations
5. Other evidence of teaching proficiency (not required).
Please note that three letters of reference will be requested from each candidate (not requested at time of application, but as part of the review process).

Applications must be submitted online at: Review of applications will begin on April 15th and continue until the position is filled.

New faculty at Bucknell University have opportunities for professional development at the department level as well as through programming offered by our Teaching and Learning Center. We seek candidates who are committed to creating 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.

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 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 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.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Elizabeth Durden (, Chair of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

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.
E-VerifyBucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

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