Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor International Political Economy/Development

Job no: 496127
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: International Relations

Bucknell University’s Department of International Relations is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in International Political Economy/Development beginning in August 2019.  By the time of appointment, applicants are expected to hold a PhD in Anthropology, Heterodox Economics, International Relations, Sociology, or other relevant interdisciplinary degrees.

We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but candidates of all ranks are welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will teach five courses per academic year.  We are seeking a candidate whose teaching and research interests are International Political Economy/Development. The selected candidate will be able to teach courses on globalization and Political Economy of Global Resources. He/she should have regional expertise in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.

Applications must be made online at: Online applications require a cover letter, CV, statements on the candidate’s teaching philosophy as well as his/her scholarly agenda, sample syllabi, and three letters of reference.  Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Zhiqun Zhu (  Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018.

The Department of International Relations offers a multi-disciplinary major where students take courses from the International Relations faculty who have backgrounds in different disciplines, as well as courses offered in other departments.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our 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 exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.