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Visiting Assistant Professor, Geoscience - Schenectady, USA

Visiting Assistant Professor, Geoscience - Schenectady, USA

Schenectady, United States
Logistics
1 year position- staring Fall 2024
The annual salary range for this position is $67,000 - $69,000.
Description
The Union College Department of Geosciences invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2024. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a closely-related field, should have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and should be committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

About the Position
Teaching responsibilities will include a writing intensive mid-level sedimentology and stratigraphy course with lab, an introductory environmental geosciences course with lab, with an additional course depending on the successful candidate's area(s) of expertise. Union has three 10-week trimesters. This position involves teaching one lecture and two laboratory sections for two of the trimesters, and one lecture in the third trimester. The successful candidate may involve undergraduates in their research program, and the Department will provide space and access to an exceptional suite of advanced instrumentation (see https://www.union.edu/geosciences/geology-equipment), including LA-ICP-MS, a full stable isotope lab, SEM, XRD, and ion chromatographs, in support of research.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of the applicant’s experience and interests in teaching (maximum 2 pages), diversity statement (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references via Union College's portal at http://jobs.union.edu/. An email will be sent automatically to the references requesting a letter of recommendation after an initial screening. The teaching statement should reflect on teaching experience, how the applicant can include our rich local geology into classes, as well as how the applicant can both contribute to diverse educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. Union has a commitment to increasing diversity and supporting an environment in which people who come from varied and diverse backgrounds can thrive. As such, they strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in geosciences. All candidates should share how they can further Union's diversity goals in their diversity statement.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2024. All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check. Inquiries about the position may be sent to geosciencechair@union.edu.

About Union College
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues.

As an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to student and workforce diversity, Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and staff or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexuality, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. They strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Compensation
The annual salary range for this position is $67,000 - $69,000. Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Union College offers exceptional benefits including:
Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
For further information on benefits, see https://www.union.edu/human-resources/benefits.

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

Advertised: February 5, 2024
Applications close: April 15, 2024
Tasks
Teaching responsibilities will include a writing intensive mid-level sedimentology and stratigraphy course with lab, an introductory environmental geosciences course with lab, with an additional course depending on the successful candidate's area(s) of expertise.
Requirements
PhD or close to completion
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a closely-related field, should have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and should be committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
Applications
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of the applicant’s experience and interests in teaching (maximum 2 pages), diversity statement (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references via Union College's portal at http://jobs.union.edu/. An email will be sent automatically to the references requesting a letter of recommendation after an initial screening.
Application deadline
Further information
To view the full job description, please visit: https://jobs.union.edu/en-us/job/493407/visiting-assistant-professor-of-geoscience
For further information, please contact: geosciencechair@union.edu
Contact email
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