Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Health, Community and Climate Change



Job description

Job No: 497164
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Geography, Environmental Studies

The Department of Geography and the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Bucknell University invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Health, Community, and Climate Change to begin August 2023.

The successful candidate will be an interdisciplinary environmental health specialist whose research and teaching focus on the ways social and environmental systems drive differential health outcomes at multiple scales. The candidate will study the relations of community health with global climate change, such as exploring the disproportionate health impacts as a result of environmental racism and racial capitalism. We encourage applicants whose scholarly work focuses on critical, decolonial, and anti-racist approaches to human-environmental phenomena.

The candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in geography; environmental studies and sciences; epidemiology or public health; or a closely related field by the time of appointment. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with (1) geographic information systems (GIS) and related spatial and quantitative analyses tools, and (2) community-centered, participatory, feminist, and/or justice-oriented research.

The teaching load at Bucknell University is five courses per year. The person hired into this position will be expected to:

● Teach core requirements in both Geography and Environmental Studies and Sciences on a rotating basis (such as ENST 411: Community Projects and GEOG 204: Spatial Methods and Geographic Information Systems); and

● Develop additional courses in their area of specialization as electives for both majors (such as ”Geographies of Environmental Health and Climate Change”)

The candidate’s courses may also contribute to the broader goals of the College of Arts and Sciences, including the core curricular requirement “Nature, People, and Justice.”

We seek an outstanding faculty member with clear evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, student learning, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity. We believe that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and we are therefore committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. Bucknell University welcomes applications from members of groups and places – like the Global South – that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Applications should include 1) a Cover Letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a teaching statement, including discussion of potential courses for this position; and 4) a statement describing any experience, training, service, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Candidates invited to the next stage will be asked for sample syllabi, a sample of scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell’s online career center (careers.bucknell.edu).

Review of applications will begin by Nov 1, 2022, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Vanessa Massaro ([email protected]) or Prof. Andrew Stuhl ([email protected])

Work Type:
This is a full time, 10 month, benefits eligible position.

To learn more about Bucknell’s benefits, click here!

How to apply

To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/497164/tenuretrack-assistant-professor-in-health-community-and-climate-change

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.