Friday, October 31, 2014

TT at Bucknell University PA

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2015. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding candidates will be considered at Associate Professor or Professor; years of credit toward tenure may be awarded based upon qualifications.The successful candidate will demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum. We are interested in candidates who can maintain an active experimental research program in an undergraduate teaching environment. The Department welcomes applications from couples or partners. By the time of their appointment, candidates are required to have a (1) Ph.D., or (2) Master's and either ABD or relevant professional experience, in Physics or a related scientific discipline.
The Department is committed to broadening the participation of under-represented groups in STEM fields. Our curriculum includes interactive teaching, computation, and laboratory environments, as well as more traditional classroom settings. We aim to engage students in collaborative endeavors, promote meaningful interactions between students and faculty, and provide a learning environment that is potentially closer to the practice of professional science. We work closely with our students to help them develop both knowledge and confidence in their proficiency, regardless of their background or outgoing career trajectory. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department's commitment to undergraduate research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy.

A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your potential and interests as a teacher, a statement describing your scholarly interests and research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
About Bucknell

About Bucknell Bucknell is a highly selective, predominately undergraduate, private university with approximately 3500 students enrolled in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. The Department of Physics & Astronomy has 13 faculty, with support provided by two technical staff and one administrative assistant. Our introductory courses are taken by students majoring in all math and science disciplines, all of the students in the College of Engineering, and by students from all majors in a liberal arts environment.
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 under-represented in higher education.
Bucknell is located in the Borough of Lewisburg along the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. Lewisburg is an appealing small town with well-preserved Federal and Victorian architecture; it is often 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 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. The metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington are all within a three-hour drive.