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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Philosophy
Categories: Faculty
Position Grade: AP

Assistant Professor in Philosophy, tenure-track beginning September 2020. Areas of expertise: Metaphysics and Epistemology. Areas of competence: open, but the department has particular interest in philosophy of language and philosophy of science. The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in philosophy, but advanced ABDs in philosophy will be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to teach in her/his area of expertise and of teaching competence at all undergraduate levels, from introductory to advanced. Teaching load is 2 courses per term; Union College’s academic year consists of three 10-week trimesters.   

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by Board of Regents of the State of New York, and it continues to be one of the premier Liberal Arts Colleges in the country. Located in the heart of New York’s Capital District, Union College’s stunning campus is only a short drive away from New York City, Boston, and Montreal (all at around a three-hour drive away). For more about Union College please see: The Department of Philosophy itself hosts one of the most impressive Speaker Series of any undergraduate institution in the country.

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. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but 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 and we ask applicants to comment in their cover letter on the ways in their teaching, research, and/or service shows a commitment to the ideals of joining a community of diverse faculty, students, and staff

Union College is committed to helping students think across boundaries of disciplines, connecting and integrating their studies in order to make broad contributions to humanity for social change on a local or global scale. In the service of this goal, Union has a vibrant set of interdisciplinary programs to which the ideal candidate might also contribute. The successful hire can develop courses in their area of expertise that may contribute to one or more of the interdisciplinary programs, a complete list of which may be found at: Applicants are invited to describe in their cover letter how they may contribute to interdisciplinary studies at the college. 

Please upload a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, and writing sample to  Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system.Review of applications will begin on December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Further information on the position could be obtained from Prof Leo Zaibert at For technical questions about the process of submitting application materials through Union College’s web portal, please contact

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

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