Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Job no: 496453
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Philosophy

The Philosophy Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2020. AOS: Open; AOC: Logic. We seek a teacher-scholar with broad philosophical interests, an understanding of the task of teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy. Ph.D. in Philosophy required by the start of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Symbolic Logic, and intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in areas complementing the department’s current strengths.

About Bucknell
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 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.
Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed these goals.
Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. The teaching load is 5 courses per year. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.
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 is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement detailing their commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy, research statement, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation. For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site: careers.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will only be accepted online.

Contact: Matthew Slater, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Bucknell University, [email protected]
Deadline for application: November 1, 2019

Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college located alongside the West Branch Susquehanna River in the town of Lewisburg, in central Pennsylvania, United States.