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Visiting Assistant Professor, Vertebrate Behavioral Biologist

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Visiting Assistant Professor, Vertebrate Behavioral Biologist

Job No: 497012
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 August 2022. We seek a broadly trained biologist with specialization in vertebrate animal behavior, including but not limited to behavioral ecology or physiology. 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 seminar course on topics in animal behavior, an upper-level vertebrate ecology course with an accompanying lab, in the spring: an upper-level seminar or laboratory course in the candidate's area of interest 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 ( Review of applications will begin April 17, 2022, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Morgan Benowitz-Fredericks (, Associate Professor of Biology.

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