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Bucknell University

Bucknell University

Bucknell University boasts a close-knit campus community nestled in the heart of a historic college town along the banks of the beautiful Susquehanna River. The borough of Lewisburg (pop. 5,800) is located in central Pennsylvania and features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre, charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region, and the cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School has ranked as one of the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania on SAT scores for 12 consecutive years, was recognized as a Best Community for Music Education for nine consecutive years, and consistently earns recognition for excellence in many other areas.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate academic and athletic facilities. Through extensive residential life and learning programs, students develop leadership skills, cultural competencies, and career and life skills that prepare them to become globally minded citizens of the 21st century. Student life is vibrant with more than 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. 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 University exists to encourage transformative curiosity to enable the purposeful pursuit of success in today’s world and beyond. The immersive residential experience we offer is essential to our students’ success, as is the opportunity to pursue their passions in all three of our colleges — the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering and the Freeman College of Management.

Founded in 1846, Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. In our classrooms and across our living-learning community, deeply engaged faculty challenge students to push themselves intellectually, grow personally and discover their passions.

Through the experiences and opportunities we offer, students make lifelong connections and join a strong alumni network — one that stands ready to help fellow Bucknellians forge meaningful paths to personal and professional success.

Employers in the Susquehanna Valley area include leaders in healthcare, education and manufacturing. Health care employers include Evangelical Hospital, Geisinger Health System, Albright Care Services and Danville State Hospital. In addition to Bucknell University, education employers include Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University, Lycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn State University, Susquehanna University and the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. Manufacturing employers include ConAgra Foods Inc, Merck & Co., Playworld Systems Inc., Ritz-Craft Corp. and Wood-Mode Inc.


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Jobs at Bucknell University

  • The Dunkak Chair in Finance, Freeman College of Management

  • Lewisburg, PA
  • The Accounting & Financial Management (ACFM) Department at Bucknell University's Freeman College of Management seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track

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  • The Dunkak Chair in Finance, Freeman College of Management

  • Lewisburg, PA
  • The Dunkak Chair in Finance, Freeman College of ManagementJob no: 496430Position type: full-timeLocation: Lewisburg, PACategories: Accounting & Financ

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  • Geomorph Tenure-track Assistant Professor

  • Lewisburg, PA
  • The Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences at Bucknell University seeks to hire a geomorphologist at the assistant professor level for the

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Bucknell University Announcements

Hires and Promotions
  • Jermaine Truax

    Director of athletics and recreation

    Date Announced: April 19, 2018
  • Karl Voss

    Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

    Date Announced: January 22, 2018
  • Kevin Mathes

    Dean of admissions

    Date Announced: August 24, 2017
  • Raquel Alexander

    Kenneth W. Freeman Professor and Dean of the College of Management

    Date Announced: December 20, 2016
  • Patrick Mather

    Dean, College of Engineering

    Date Announced: May 4, 2016


Latest announcements from our capital campaign database for Bucknell University.

Year Given:
Primary Purpose:
Student aid
Amount Given: $30,000,000
Type: Largest Gift
Year Started:
End Date:
Top priority:
Student aid and academic endowments
Goal: $500,000,000
Raised to Date: $513,000,000
Type: Capital Campaigns

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