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

We invite applications for a two-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in biology, beginning in Fall 2024. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field and the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The candidate is expected to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II with laboratory for health professions students, as well as lectures and labs in core biology classes. The candidate will also have the opportunity to teach upper-level classes in their field of interest or for the general education curriculum.  Research activities in collaboration with undergraduate students are strongly encouraged, with laboratory space and the opportunity to apply for College-funded research grants provided. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to student-centered undergraduate education.

The Department of Biological Sciences includes 17 full-time faculty working and teaching in fields spanning the levels of organization in biological systems.  Our teaching labs are well equipped and housed in the new Integrated Science and Engineering Center.  In addition, The Department contributes to numerous interdisciplinary programs including Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science and Policy, Environmental Engineering, and Nanotechnology ( 

We ask that candidates submit their application materials via our portal at  We will begin review of applications on March 8, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following with your application: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of teaching experience and philosophy, 4) Statement of research interests, and 5) Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references through our online application system at An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Inquiries about the position may be sent to

About Union College

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. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues. 

As an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to student and workforce diversity, Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and staff or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexuality, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities, upon request.


The annual salary range for this position is $67,000-69,000. Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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

For further information on benefits, see 

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

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