Visiting Assistant Professor of English in British Literature of the Long-Nineteenth Century
Job No: 496709 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: English
Bucknell University's English Department seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professor of British literature of the long-nineteenth century with a specialization in theories of race and empire. The position will begin in August 2021 and candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by that time. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and be able to contribute to the Literary Studies Program's Race and Literature Concentration. We are especially interested in areas of research and teaching that build upon the department's strengths in race and ethnic studies; women's writing; gender, queer, and sexuality studies; intersectionality and literature; and environmental and medical humanities.
There is a 3/3 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as intermediate-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with clear evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to Bucknell's commitment to the liberal arts through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the college's core curriculum.
The department welcomes applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 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. We seek a teacher-scholar who has a demonstrated commitment to diversity and high impact educational practices (writing intensive courses, interdisciplinary courses, global learning, etc.).
Application materials include a Cover Letter, CV, and Diversity Statement (one-page statement describing how commitment to diversity is present in the candidate's teaching, research, and mentoring). Candidates invited to submit for a second round will be asked for a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, 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. 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. Thus, 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. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.