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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PERSONALITY/DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

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

The Union College Department of Psychology seeks an excellent teacher-scholar specializing in personality and/or developmental psychology for a period of three years, with the possibility of extending to five.  The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be able to offer our 200-level personality psychology course.  We will prioritize candidates who can also teach developmental courses.  An ability to teach statistics and introductory psychology would also be helpful.  Our new colleague might also contribute to the College’s general-education program by teaching a first-year preceptorial or sophomore research seminar.  These general-education courses are aimed at non-majors, focus on a topic of the faculty member’s choosing, and develop students’ writing, thinking, and secondary research skills.  We expect that our new colleague will establish and maintain a high-quality research program that involves undergraduate students.  PhD by appointment date preferred.

Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies. The Psychology department currently provides support for the Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Neuroscience programs. Candidates who can support these and/or other Interdisciplinary Studies programs, including those with cross cultural and community engagement interests, are encouraged to apply.

Teaching load is two courses per ten-week trimester, six courses per academic year.  Salary and benefits are competitive. The College offers strong support for both teaching and research.

Founded in 1795, Union College is a small, selective, private college with a history of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering.  Both the College and the department take great pride in offering our students rigorous and engaging learning experiences and the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research.

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, both New York City and Boston are located within a three-hour drive from campus.

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 traditionally underrepresented groups. Applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired.  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. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.

We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at http://jobs.union.edu: (1) an application letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course evaluations and peer evaluations that are available, (5) evidence of scholarship including copies of peer-reviewed publications, and (6) a statement describing experience working with diverse student populations and/or the ability to contribute to a diverse community.  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.  Questions may be directed to Linda Stanhope, chair of the search committee, at STANHOPL@union.edu.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019.

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



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