Visiting Assistant Professor – Three Year Appointment

Posted 2 months ago

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

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

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

Accommodations. If you require accommodation throughout the interview process, please
contact our Human Resources department at 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.

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