Bucknell University’s Department of Economics invites interested candidates to apply for a tenure-track position in economics with a specialization in current heterodox approaches beginning in August 2022. The search is open to candidates of any rank.
We seek a teacher-scholar with a Ph.D. in economics by the start of the appointment. Candidates in the final stages of completing their degree requirements will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in heterodox research in economics, and excellence in undergraduate teaching of economics to a diverse student body. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, develop a strong body of scholarship in their field of specialization, and participate in service activities at the department, college, or university level, or in the wider academic community.
Teaching responsibilities include multiple sections of a broadly based, pluralist principles course and elective courses taught from a heterodox perspective. We are also interested in candidates who could contribute to the university’s general education curriculum.
The Department of Economics is especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity and academic excellence, and whose courses will expose students to a variety of intellectual, racial, ethnic, gendered and cultural perspectives. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. The department is also committed to pluralism in economics and values diversity of economic perspectives including both mainstream and heterodox economics.
For additional information and to apply, please go to jobs.bucknell.edu. The application should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a teaching portfolio (a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations and syllabi if available), (4) a research statement and research sample, (5) a statement describing past experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, including efforts to work with and support students in an inclusive manner and incorporating topics related to diversity into your courses, and (6) official graduate school transcripts if recently graduated. (7) Three letters of recommendation are required and must be submitted separately to the website. Materials received by December 1, 2021 will receive full attention.
Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Geoff Schneider, [log in to unmask]
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 to these goals.
Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. 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.
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