Union College — Physical Chemist / Lecturer

The Union College Department of Chemistry invites applications for two faculty positions beginning in Fall 2018.

PHYSICAL CHEMIST. The candidate for this tenure-track position (pending final administrative approval) will have teaching responsibilities principally in physical chemistry and general chemistry courses. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or a related sub-discipline, postdoctoral experience and the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. Candidates whose research program would contribute to the College’s ongoing interdisciplinary activities are especially welcome. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity and inclusiveness is a critical priority for Union and we invite applicants to share how they can further this goal in their applications. Applications must include a CV, a statement on the applicant’s background and interests in teaching, an outline of research interests (three-page maximum), and a list of required instrumentation and equipment.

LECTURER/INSTRUMENTATION SPECIALIST. The candidate for this non-tenure-track position should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field, significant breadth of experience with chemical instrumentation, and the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will be principally in laboratory courses in introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical instrumentation. Co-curricular responsibilities include maintenance of the department’s instrumentation for teaching and research, training of faculty members and students in the use of instrumentation, and working with other faculty to develop new instrumentation-based experiments for laboratory courses. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity and inclusiveness is a critical priority for Union and we invite applicants to share how they can further this goal in their applications. The initial appointment will be for a three-year period with the possibility of renewal. Applications should include a CV, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of experience with chemical instrumentation.

For both positions, the required materials should be e-mailed as a single pdf file to chemsearch@union.edu c/o Professor Laurie Tyler, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Union College Schenectady, NY. In addition, we require both graduate and undergraduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation (originals) that can be sent separately. The application deadline is Oct.6th, 2017, but review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Union College is a small, highly selective undergraduate institution with particular strengths in science and engineering. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and life and disability coverage. For more information, visit our web site: http://www.union.edu.

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