Union College — Lecturer, Human Anatomy and Physiology

We invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position in biology, beginning in Fall 2023. The position is renewable with a contract period of three years. Lecturers can go up for promotion to Senior Lecturer after six years with five-year contracts. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field and the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The candidate is expected to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II with laboratory for health professions students, as well as lectures and labs in core biology classes. The candidate may also have the opportunity to teach upper-level classes for the biology major or for the general education curriculum. The course load is a lecture with a lab two out of three trimesters and a lecture with two labs in the other. In addition, the lecturer will have co-curricular responsibilities including coordinating an introductory biology lab and working with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to student-centered undergraduate education and we welcome applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Department of Biological Sciences includes 17 full-time faculty working and teaching in fields spanning the levels of organization in biological systems. Our teaching 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 (https://www.union.edu/interdisciplinary-studies).

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 three hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and life and disability coverage. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.union.edu/human-resources/benefits.

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 not only to increase diversity but also to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive.

We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at http://jobs.union.edu. We will begin review of applications on February 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following with your application: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and 4) Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You will be asked to include 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. Inquiries about the position may be sent to bio-search@union.edu

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