Job Opening: Tenure-Track Position at Bucknell University

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Apply Now: Tenure-Track Position in Political Theory, Bucknell University


Bucknell University’s Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in political theory beginning in the fall semester of 2020. The department expects to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but is open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks. Candidates should have scholarly and teaching interests that include American political thought. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a core course in political theory, a course in American political thought, and other courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.

The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to both diversity and academic excellence. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence, as well as the promise of being a productive scholar, are critically important. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters.

By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Political Science with a sub-field specialization in political theory, but ABD candidates will also be considered with the understanding that the Ph.D. must be completed before the beginning of the second year.

Application Instructions:

The application should include:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vita;
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. a statement of commitment to diversity;
  5. three letters of recommendation;
  6. graduate transcripts;
  7. sample publications or papers;
  8. course evaluations;
  9. sample syllabi relevant to this position.

Questions about the position should be addressed by email to: Professor Scott Meinke at For additional information, please go to

The review of applications will begin on September 23, 2019.

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About Bucknell University

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution where students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and many opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

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