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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Union College of New York
Schenectady, New York
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology invites applications for an 18 month, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in biology, beginning in January 2024. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in biology or in a closely related field and the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and in research. The candidate is expected to teach lectures and labs in Introduction to Environmental Studies and introductory biology classes and will have the opportunity to teach upper-level classes for the biology major or for the general education curriculum.  Research activities in collaboration with undergraduate students are strongly encouraged, with laboratory space provided in addition to the opportunity to apply for College-funded research grants. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to student-centered undergraduate education.

The Department of Biological Sciences includes 16 full-time faculty working and teaching in fields spanning the levels of organization in biological systems.  Our teaching and research 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 Nanoscience ( 

Union College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college with strengths in science and engineering located in Schenectady, NY, a culturally rich and economically diverse city in New York State's Capital Region within 3-4 hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal.  The salary range for this position is $67,000-69,000, commensurate with experience. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and life and disability coverage. For more information, please visit our website:

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate a diverse community's integrated academic, social and personal development. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union College, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world.  We strongly encourage 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. Our goal is to support a diverse environment where people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. 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.

We ask that candidates submit their application materials via our portal at  We will begin review of applications on September 29, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following with your application: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 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 and an email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. The salary range for this position is $67,000-69,000, commensurate with experience.  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

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