Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

We invite applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position starting in September 2022. Applicants should have some teaching experience and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related area. The selected candidate will be expected to support the physics curriculum by teaching both in our introductory sequences (lab and lecture) as well as contributing to our upper-level courses for majors and minors.

Union College (www.union.edu) is a small and highly selective undergraduate institution that emphasizes close collaborations between faculty and students and has campus-wide initiatives promoting the creative integration of science and engineering with the humanities and social sciences. Union College is located in the Capital District of New York State, a region heavily engaged in science and research and development.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy (www.physics.union.edu) includes eleven full-time faculty in a variety of fields including astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics, computational physics, environmental physics, geophysics, nuclear physics, materials science, and art restoration research. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. 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. 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. We especially welcome applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement regarding goals and ability to contribute to a diverse community, a detailed curriculum vita, a statement on teaching with emphasis on philosophy of teaching and mentoring a diverse set of undergraduates, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references through our online application available at http://jobs.union.edu (search on “physics” in the Search Jobs box). An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Note that all new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check. Questions about the position may be addressed to physics-search@union.edu. We will begin the review of applications on March 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.