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Union College — One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in English

The English Department at Union College invites applications for one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for the academic year 2023-24. The possibility of a second year is dependent on funding. Area of specialization is open, though we are particularly interested in candidates who can teach BIPOC literatures. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. by September 1, 2023 as well    as an established record of teaching excellence and a strong research program.

The teaching load at Union College is two courses per term over three 10-week trimesters. The candidate would be expected to offer courses including introductory English courses in fiction and/or poetry, intermediate electives in area of specialty, and a section of the college’s first- year inquiry seminar. We encourage applicants whose courses will contribute to our General Education Curriculum, “Global Challenges and Social Justice.” Please see for more information.

Union College is a leading national liberal arts college deeply committed to undergraduate education. The college is located in New York’s capital region, a metropolitan area of over one million people. Our region offers affordable livable neighborhoods and a variety of interesting cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, New York, Boston, and Montreal are located within a three-hour drive from campus. Union offers competitive salary and benefits. For more information on benefits, please visit:

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. 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 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.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy to Applicants should describe in their teaching statement how their teaching will support the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to provide contact information for recommenders. Review  of applications will begin May 1, 2023.