Lecturer/Instrumentation Specialist at Union College

Posted 3 weeks ago

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
http://jobs.union.edu, 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: http://www.union.edu.

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