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Lecturer/Instrumentation Specialist

Union College
Schenectady, New York
expected salary of $67,000 - $69,000, commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Education, General / Technical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Union College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Lecturer/Instrumentation Specialist beginning in 2024. Successful candidates for this non-tenure-track faculty position will have a Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field, significant breadth of experience with chemical instrumentation, and the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in laboratory courses in introductory, organic and analytical chemistry. The College has an exceptional suite of advanced instrumentation, and the successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load to accommodate co-curricular responsibilities, including maintenance of the Department’s instrumentation for teaching and research, training of faculty members and students in the use of instrumentation, and working with other faculty to develop new instrumentation-based experiments for laboratory courses. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Increasing diversity on campus is a key priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is to increase diversity and support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can thrive. Candidates should share how they can further Union’s diversity goals in their cover letter.

This is a three-year, renewable position. The expected salary for this position is $67,000 - $69,000, commensurate with experience. Please find the ad for this position at, and follow the submission instructions therein. Applications should include a CV, a teaching statement, and an instrumentation statement. The teaching statement should reflect on the applicant’s experience and interests in teaching, as well as how the applicant can contribute to the diversity of educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. The instrumentation statement should detail the applicant’s breadth of experience with chemical instrumentation, including examples of instrument maintenance, method development, and user training. In addition, we require both graduate and undergraduate transcripts and the names and contact information for three references. An email will be sent automatically to the references requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. Review of applications will begin Oct. 2, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Union College is an undergraduate, residential, independent, liberal arts college committed to integrating engineering and science with the humanities and social sciences in new and exciting ways. We are located in Schenectady, a culturally rich and diverse city in New York State's Capital Region, three hours from New York City, Boston and Montreal. We fully support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities for faculty. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. We blend intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and life and disability coverage. For more information, visit our website:



Union College is a small (2,200 students) highly selective undergraduate institution with particular strengths in science and engineering. The Chemistry Department consists of 11 full-time research active faculty. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

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