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Three-year Visiting Assistant Professor

Employer
Union College
Location
Schenectady, New York
Salary
The salary range for this position is $67,000 - $69,000, commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Feb 12, 2024

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Field of specialization
Education
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Basic, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Union College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a three-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2024. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely-related field, should have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research, and should be committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community

About the Position. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in introductory chemistry courses and labs, with additional teaching responsibilities depending on the successful candidate's area(s) of expertise. This position involves teaching, on average, two courses in each of three trimesters. The successful candidate is expected to involve undergraduates in their research program, and the Department will provide space and access to an exceptional suite of advanced instrumentation in support of research. The salary range for this position is $67,000 - $69,000, commensurate with experience. 

About Union College. Union College is an undergraduate liberal arts and engineering college located in Schenectady, NY, a culturally rich and economically diverse city in New York State's Capital Region, three hours from New York City, Boston and Montreal. The College emphasizes close collaborations between faculty and students and has a campus-wide initiative promoting interdisciplinary activities.  More information about the College can be found at https://www.union.edu

Diversity at Union College. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of 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, but not limited to, those based on age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues

How to Apply. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of the applicant’s experience and interests in teaching (maximum of 2 pages), statement of research plans (maximum of 3 pages), graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three references via our portal at the Visiting Assistant Professor Application. An email will be sent automatically to the references requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. The teaching statement should reflect on teaching experience, as well as how the applicant can both contribute to diverse educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. The research statement should outline research plans, including how undergraduate students with diverse skills or backgrounds will be involved. Union has a commitment to increasing diversity and supporting an environment in which people who come from varied and diverse backgrounds can thrive. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in chemistry. All candidates should share how they can further Union's diversity goals in their cover letter and throughout their application materials. The deadline for applications is Jan. 28, 2024. All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check. Inquiries about the position may be sent to chemchair@union.edu

Accommodations. If you require accommodation throughout the interview process, please contact our Human Resources department at hr@union.edu or 518-388-6108. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates have equal access to opportunities and can participate in a fair and inclusive hiring process.

Non-Discrimination Policy. Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to State and Federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Company

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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