Company Name:

Union College


Schenectady, New York

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

August 1, 2018

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Assistant Professor of Psychology & Clinical/Counseling Psychology

Union College Department of Psychology seeks an excellent teacher/scholar specializing in clinical/counseling psychology. The area of specialization and theoretical orientation are open, but we will give priority to candidates with specialties that will both increase breadth and offer synergy with current members of our department. We expect that the successful candidate will be able to teach courses and practica in clinical/counseling psychology, as well as a senior seminar in his or her specialty area. We anticipate that our new colleague will establish and maintain a high-quality research program that involves undergraduate students. PhD by appointment date preferred.

Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies. The Psychology department currently provides support for the Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Neuroscience programs. Candidates who can support these and/or other Interdisciplinary Studies programs, including those with cross cultural and community engagement interests, are encouraged to apply.

Teaching load is two courses per ten-week trimester, six courses per academic year, with a one-course reduction in the first year. Pre-tenure faculty are eligible for a sabbatical after a successful third-year review. Salary and benefits are competitive. The College offers strong support for both teaching and research.

Founded in 1795, Union College is a small, selective, private college with a history of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Both the College and the department take great pride in offering our students rigorous and engaging learning experiences and the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research.

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, both New York City and Boston are located within a three-hour drive from campus.

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. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. As such, we welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. 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. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.

We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at

  1. An application letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Statements of teaching and research interests
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course evaluations and peer evaluations that are available
  5. Evidence of scholarship including copies of peer-reviewed publications
  6. A statement describing experience working with diverse student populations and/or the ability to contribute to a diverse community

Questions may be directed to Prof George Bizer, chair of the search committee, at

Review of applications will begin on September 7, 2018. 

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