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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: History
Categories: Faculty

The History Department at Union College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of the History of Technology and/or Medicine in the Global South, with a preference for expertise in South Asian history. The time period is open. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication. This position will begin in Fall 2023. Union College is a leading national liberal arts college deeply committed to undergraduate education. 

The college is located in New York’s capital region, a metropolitan area of over one million people. Our region offers affordable livable neighborhoods and a variety of interesting cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, New York, Boston, and Montreal are located within a three hour drive from campus.

Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies by offering many opportunities for both faculty and students to engage with multiple disciplines - and each other - in collaborative classroom settings, innovative majors, and unique research initiatives. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent preparation to teach courses in the history of technology and/or medicine, including courses that reflect the candidate’s geographic and chronological area(s) of specialization, which will contribute to the Science, Technology, and Society program, the relevant area studies program (Africana Studies, Asian Studies, or Latin American and Caribbean Studies), and possibly the Environmental Science, Policy, and Engineering program. The normal teaching load at Union College is six courses over three trimesters, with a one course reduction the first year. The candidate would be expected to offer courses ranging from the introductory level to junior seminars and to supervise senior projects as well as participating in the college’s general education curriculum. Union offers highly competitive salary and benefits. For more information on benefits, please visit our website:

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 also to support a diverse 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. 

To ensure applications receive full consideration, they should be submitted by December 1, 2022. Please upload a cover letter, a CV, a 20-30 page sample of scholarly work, teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials to The cover letter should describe how the applicant’s research, teaching, and service could support the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically requesting that the references upload their letter of recommendation to our system.

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

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