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

The Union College Department of Psychology seeks an excellent teacher and researcher specializing in personality and/or social psychology, broadly construed, for a period of three years, with the possibility of extending to five, pending final budgetary approval.  The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be able to offer specialty courses in their area of expertise, along with our 200-level personality psychology course and/or 200-level social psychology course.  We expect that our new colleague will establish and maintain a high-quality research program that involves undergraduate students.  PhD by appointment date is preferred.

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 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.  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 will begin reviewing applications on January 6, 2022 and will accept applications until January 13, 2022.  We ask that candidates submit the following via (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 and/or how the candidate might enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired.  You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references through the system. An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation.

Questions may be directed to George Bizer, chair of the search committee, at

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

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