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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology
Lewisburg, PA
Posted Feb 21, 2013 by Bucknell University
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The Department of Geology at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, invites applications for an entry-level, visiting assistant professor position in Geology for the Fall semester of 2013. Successful applicants will demonstrate an interest in and potential for teaching and interacting effectively with students having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives and an ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues from a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.

Bucknell University is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university offering baccalaureate degree programs to approximately 3400 undergraduates, and master's degree programs to about 150 students. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3 ½ hour drive from Lewisburg.

Bucknell's Vision is to provide students with the premier undergraduate experience in American higher education. Furthermore, Bucknell will offer an academic program that is challenging and distinctive, with the capacity to prepare its graduates for successful personal, professional, and civic lives in the 21st century. Bucknell's residential life and co-curricular activities will fully support its academic program. This integrated environment for student learning and growth, enhanced by diversity in all its forms, will build connections to a global society. In doing so, Bucknell will emerge from a place of strength to a position of pre-eminence within American higher education.

Duties and Responsibilities

This one-semester position will teach two historical geology lecture sections and two accompanying lab sections. Historical geology is taught at the introductory level and serves both majors and non-majors. Each section is capped at 24 students.

The Geology Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geology and Environmental Geology. Bucknell's geology program is field intensive and we expect candidates to make use of local Appalachian field opportunities for labs in the course.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or ABD required.

Qualified applicants for this visiting position will have no more than four years of full-time postdoctoral teaching experience at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with Appalachian geology is desirable.


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