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Visiting Assistant Professor In Physical Chemistry

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Apr 20, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor In Physical Chemistry


203 Rooke Science Center - Chemistry

Position Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry

Position Type:
Full time

203 Rooke Science Center - Chemistry

Faculty Exempt

Job Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year faculty position in physical chemistry at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2024. The teaching load will be six courses (three per semester) in a combination of physical and general chemistry lecture and laboratory sections. A Ph.D. or ABD in chemistry or a closely related field is required.

New faculty at Bucknell University have opportunities for professional development at the department level as well as through programming offered by our Teaching and Learning Center. We seek candidates who are committed to creating a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

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 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.

The Bucknell Department of Chemistry provides a flexible curriculum that highlights the breadth and depth of chemical studies and supports the professional aspirations of all of our students. The department offers BA, BS, and MS degrees in chemistry, a BS degree in cell biology/biochemistry, and provides courses that support pre-health, engineering, and non-major students. The department believes in a pedagogy of active learning across the curriculum and values smaller class and lab sizes. Chemistry students gain hands-on experience with a wide range of advanced instrumentation in their coursework and by choosing to participate in cutting-edge chemical research in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. The department actively contributes to the chemistry profession and is engaged with community STEM outreach. Please see for more information. This is a full-time, one-year, benefits-eligible, exempt faculty position. Bucknell offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits plan.

Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Karen Castle mailto:(, Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

We will begin reviewing applications on March 25, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

The application requires:
- a cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum)
- contact information for three confidential references (not requested at time of application, but as part of the review process)

Your application should establish your interest in working at a primary undergraduate liberal arts institution and how your experiences, knowledge, skills, or past accomplishments will contribute to the Department's and University's equity and inclusive excellence goals.

Job Duties:



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):

• Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
• Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
• An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
• Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
• A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
• A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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