The Departments of Economics and Political Science and the School of Management invite applications for the MacArthur
Professorship in Public Policy to begin August 2014. The
MacArthur Professorship was established with a grant from the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation to assist in bringing new and promising faculty members to their institutions. This position is to be an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position and is open to applicants from Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Management, and related social science disciplines.
We seek candidates with a substantive teaching and/or research focus on energy policy or health policy. Further, because the University values undergraduate research, we are seeking someone with a commitment to teaching undergraduate social science methods using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches. Finally, we expect the MacArthur Professor to use teaching and research to involve Bucknell students in addressing some of the pressing twenty-first century public policy challenges, with a preference to those whose teaching and researching examines the impact on underrepresented populations. Applications from scholars approaching these issues from global or comparative
perspectives are also invited to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching expectations: Five courses per year, including:
* Two courses in either qualitative and/or quantitative social
science research design
* One course for the general education curriculum. This could be an interdisciplinary course involving the social sciences, the
natural sciences, the humanities, and/or engineering.
* Two electives in the candidate's applied policy area.
Continued Duties and Responsibilities:
General expectations of the Professor include:
* Engagement with scholarly questions pertinent to sustainability, which is defined broadly by the University's sustainability initiative as comprising economic, environmental, social, and cultural issues. Both health policy and energy policy fall within this definition. The position includes a budget to support research.
* Work with undergraduate students to conduct health or energy policy research focused on key challenges.
* Active participation in the work of the Bucknell Institute for
* Program development for the wider university community, such as symposia and lecture series. The MacArthur budget will be partially devoted to this program development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* A completed PhD in an appropriate discipline for the
candidate's teaching and scholarship.
* An established record as a teacher-scholar.
* A background in social science research methods, quantitative and/or qualitative.
* Proven ability to work successfully with a diverse student body in applied public policy and social science research design.
The following elements of the candidate's background, either
through teaching or research expertise, are strongly preferred for this position:
* Experience with or interest in conducting applied research with tangible policy implications.
* Experience with or interest in working with undergraduate
students on research projects.
* A scholarly focus on energy policy or health policy.
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy which could include:
~ Interest in/experience with teaching or research in health
policy with a focus on disparities in health outcomes on
population subgroups, particularly involving under-representedgroups;
~ Interest in/experience with teaching or research in community impacts from energy extraction on labor markets, housing markets, or fiscal restructuring, especially as they impact population subgroups, particularly involving under-represented groups.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Other Document 1 - Teaching Evaluations
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. We seek candidates who will be 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 underrepresented in higher education.
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