Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian Religion

The Program in Religious Studies at Union College invites applications for a one-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor that will begin in September 2020. PhD should be in hand by August 2020. We invite applications from specialists in Asian Religions. The appointee will participate in the Asian Studies Program and contributions to the College’s other interdisciplinary programs are welcome (e.g., Film Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture; Environmental Science). A full list of programs may be found here: https://www.union.edu/interdisciplinary-studies. Teaching competencies must include an entry-level introduction to religious studies course. We also look for evidence of an active research program. Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term.

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 to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, including a statement regarding experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community; a CV; and names and contact information for three references through our online application system at jobs.union.edu . An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Further information about Union College may be found at www.union.edu . To guarantee consideration, application files must be complete by February 28, 2020. Questions may be directed to Prof. Peter Bedford, Director, Religious Studies Program, at bedfordp@union.edu.

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