Union College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a two-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2023. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely-related field, and should have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. The College has an exceptional suite of advanced instrumentation and the expectation is that the hire will involve undergraduates to further their research endeavors. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in introductory and analytical chemistry courses and labs. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Increasing diversity on campus is a key priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is to increase diversity and support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can thrive. Candidates should share how they can further Union’s diversity goals in their cover letter.
Please find the ad for this position at http://jobs.union.edu, and follow the submission instructions therein. Applications should include a CV, a statement of the applicant’s experience and interests in teaching, and an outline of research interests. The teaching statement should reflect on teaching experience, as well as how the applicant can both contribute to diverse educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. The research statement should outline research plans and ways to involve undergraduate students. In addition, we require both graduate and undergraduate transcripts and the names and contact information for three references. An email will be sent automatically to the references requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. The review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Union College is an undergraduate, residential, independent, liberal arts college committed to integrating engineering and science with the humanities and social sciences in new and exciting ways. We are located in Schenectady, a culturally rich and diverse city in New York State's Capital Region, three hours from NYC, Boston and Montreal. We fully support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities for faculty. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. We blend 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 those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and life and disability coverage. For more information, visit our website: http://www.union.edu.
We know some job seekers may not apply for career opportunities unless they meet every qualification in the position description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in hiring the best staff and faculty colleagues, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career path. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.
We offer exceptional benefits including:
- Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
- Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
- Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
- Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
- Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
- Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
- Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Diversity at Union College
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. 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. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.