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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Biology
Categories: Faculty
Position Grade: VAP

The Department of Biological Sciences at Union College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in September 2020. A Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related field is required and postdoctoral research experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will be required to teach Anatomy & Physiology I/II classes to students interested in healthcare-oriented programs of study. Both classes will consist of both a lecture and laboratory component. The successful candidate will also teach introductory biology and other courses as needed in consultation with the Chair.  The ideal candidate must have prior experience in teaching Anatomy & Physiology I/II and be competent to teach introductory Biology.  The successful candidate should also have a broad research program in the biological sciences. Our goal is to hire an outstanding individual with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Union College is committed to teaching and mentoring students in the classroom and in our active research laboratories. Housed in the newly constructed Integrated Science and Engineering Complex, the Department is well equipped with NSF-funded instrumentation such as a microCT, a 3-D multicamera motion analysis system, Illumina DNA sequencer, scanning electron microscope, and substantial tissue culture and animal care facilities.

Union College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college with strengths in science and engineering in New York State's Capital Region, in the foothills of the Adirondacks, three hours from NYC and Boston. We emphasize close collaborations between faculty and students and have campus-wide initiatives promoting interdisciplinary activities. The Department of Biological Sciences contributes to numerous interdisciplinary programs including Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science and Policy and Neuroscience.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. 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 race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. 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. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support an environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive.  As such, we welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field and we ask applicants to comment in their cover letter on the ways in which their teaching, research and/or service shows a commitment to the ideals of joining a community of diverse faculty, students, and staff.

We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at (1) an application letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course and peer evaluations that are available, (4) statement of research interests and evidence of scholarship including copies of peer-reviewed publications, and (5) names and contact information for three references. An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. Applicants should state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired.

The application deadline is March 15, 2020, at which point the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Please address all questions to the search committee, at, 518-388-6241.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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