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

The Union College Department of Geosciences invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2024. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a closely-related field, should have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and should be committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

About the Position. Teaching responsibilities will include a writing intensive mid-level sedimentology and stratigraphy course with lab, an introductory environmental geosciences course with lab, with an additional course depending on the successful candidate's area(s) of expertise. Union has three 10-week trimesters. This position involves teaching one lecture and two laboratory sections for two of the trimesters, and one lecture in the third trimester. The successful candidate may involve undergraduates in their research program, and the Department will provide space and access to an exceptional suite of advanced instrumentation  (see, including LA-ICP-MS, a full stable isotope lab, SEM, XRD, and ion chromatographs, in support of research. 

How to Apply. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of the applicant’s experience and interests in teaching (maximum 2 pages), diversity statement (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references via our portal at An email will be sent automatically to the references requesting a letter of recommendation after an initial screening. The teaching statement should reflect on teaching experience, how the applicant can include our rich local geology into classes, as well as how the applicant can both contribute to diverse educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. Union has a commitment to increasing diversity and supporting an environment in which people who come from varied and diverse backgrounds can thrive. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in geosciences. All candidates should share how they can further Union's diversity goals in their diversity statement.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2024. All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check. 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
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability

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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