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Postdoctoral Researcher

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Position Title:

Postdoctoral Researcher


Position Type:

Full time



Dana Engineering Building



Staff Exempt


Job Summary:

The Bucknell NSF RED project is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the effort to integrate convergent problems into undergraduate courses. The postdoc will be responsible for qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. In particular we are seeking individuals grounded in the culture of engineering with skills in qualitative research who can do ethnographic studies of the program over the course of the project. The researcher is expected to perform data collection and analysis as needed, attend project-related meetings and workshops to build skills in communication and networking and be integrally engaged in the Communities of Transformation established by the project. Publications and presentations are expected to result to form the work supported by the grant and project personnel will prioritize presentation by the postdoctoral research should they wish it.

Bucknell has numerous opportunities to both learn how to be an effective teacher and to teach courses and labs both in the electrical and computer engineering department and across disciplinary boundaries such as interdisciplinary perspective courses, residential colleges, and foundation seminars should the postdoctoral researcher desire to take advantage of them. Travel support is provided to attend regional, national, and/or international scientific meetings or conferences to advance the postdoctoral researchers
expertise and provide professional networking opportunities. On-campus professional development opportunities are available and include preparing an academic CV, how to write application letters, exposure to Bucknell’s alumni network for non academic career opportunities and other topics relevant to obtaining long term employment. As part of their duties the research will attend faculty development workshops focused on teaching and learning; diversity, equity, and inclusion; writing; and mentoring.


Job Duties:

Minimum Qualifications:

- PhD conferred by the official start date of the position. The PhD should be in a discipline that utilizes ethnographic research methodologies.
- Demonstrated background in both engineering and ethnography.
- Experience with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research, preferably all three



Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with anthropology and ability/interest in engineering education in a systemic context.

Job Exempt:


Salary Range:



The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy. 


This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.





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)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • 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 here! (*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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