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

The History Department at Union College invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor with an emphasis on US History. 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.

The teaching load at Union College is six courses over three trimesters. The candidate would be expected to offer courses ranging from the introductory level to junior seminars and to supervise senior projects.

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 April 14, 2023. Review will begin after that date and continue until the position is filled. Please upload a cover letter, a CV, a 20-30 page sample of scholarly work, teaching evaluations, and other relevant teaching materials to Please provide names and contact information for 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.

For questions please contact: Mark Walker, Department of History, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308 USA, or email

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

Union offers competitive salary and 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

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