Bucknell University’s Department of Political Science invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Comparative Politics beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The teaching load is three courses per semester, and the successful candidate will be prepared to teach European politics, a core course in comparative politics, and quantitative or qualitative research methods, as well as other courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.
The Department of Political Science has a strong record of hiring diverse faculty whose courses expose students to a variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives, and we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity and academic excellence. Evidence of teaching experience, potential teaching excellence, and the promise of being a productive scholar are critically important. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or be ABD in Political Science with a sub-field specialization in comparative politics.
About Bucknell University
Bucknell University is a highly selective, predominately undergraduate, private university with approximately 3600 students. Apart from its excellent academic departments and programs, it boasts the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, which supports faculty teaching and scholarship in these areas; the Griot Institute for Africana Studies, which provides faculty and student intellectual and creative engagement with the cultures, histories, narratives, peoples, geographies, and arts of Africa and the African diaspora; and the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, which supports faculty research and teaching on issues of domestic, international, and comparative public policy. Bucknell also has a small but growing community of Asia scholars. In the spring of 2014, Bucknell introduced a 5-Year Diversity Plan aimed at enhancing the diversity of the faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum of the university.
Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
How to apply
The application should include a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, sample publications or papers, syllabi, and teaching evaluations, along with any other relevant materials. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Scott Meinke at firstname.lastname@example.org. The review of applications will begin on February 26, 2018, and applications received by that date will be guaranteed full consideration.
Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, 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. We seek candidates who are 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 that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.