The Department of Biology at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in neurobiology to begin August 2020. We expect to hire at the assistant professor level but are open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks. We seek an outstanding and enthusiastic educator with the desire to engage with undergraduates in the classroom and the research laboratory. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is encouraged but not required. ABD candidates will be considered with the condition that the Ph.D. must be received before the second year in the job. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Cell Biology/Biochemistry Programs. In addition, a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy and to institutional and departmental service are also required.
An ability and commitment to pursue a high quality research program is required, with potential emphasis in, but not limited to, molecular, cellular, or developmental neurobiology. The candidate will be expected to teach an upper level course in neurobiology with a laboratory section that would enhance the curricula in Neuroscience and Biology. Other teaching responsibilities may include courses in genetics, molecular biology, or other courses that meet the general education goals of the University. Bucknell’s College of Arts and Sciences is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate education. The Biology Department provides an undergraduate education in a liberal arts context that features close interactions with a small student body. The department is committed to student-centered pedagogical approaches, high-impact activities that foster scientific development of students, and a community that supports diversity and inclusion.
Application materials should:
1. Cover letter,
2. Curriculum Vitae,
3. Teaching statement addressing the applicant’s commitment to undergraduate teaching and the applicant’s ability to teach the courses mentioned above,
4. Research plan outlining the applicant’s intentions for scholarly work at Bucknell; the strongest statements will show how that work would engage undergraduates,
5. Diversity statement addressing the applicant’s experience with and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment, and
6. Three confidential letters of recommendation.
For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site (careers.bucknell.edu). For full consideration, applications should be submitted on or before 10/1/2019.
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.