Assistant Professor of Physics

Physics Department


We invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in physics in any field. The Department particularly encourages applications from theorists and from physicists who can use the College's 1.1 MeV Pelletron tandem accelerator. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required. Appointment at an advanced level will be considered for suitable candidates. We encourage applications from interdisciplinary scientists and those who could make connections with colleagues using the College's shared instrumentation resources (including AFM, SEM, micro-Raman and micro-FTIR instruments). Applicants should have strong research credentials, evidence of teaching or mentoring a diverse student body, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education including research with undergraduate students. Union is a highly selective, small (2200 students) liberal arts college with an engineering program, located in the Capital District of New York State, a region heavily engaged in science and R&D. The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( includes eleven full-time faculty in a variety of fields including astrophysics, atomic physics, computational physics, environmental physics, geophysics, nuclear physics, materials science, and art restoration research.

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing a detailed curriculum vita, a statement on teaching (with emphasis on philosophy of teaching and mentoring a diverse set of undergraduates), and a statement of research interests (including a proposed start-up budget and plans for involving undergraduate students). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. All application materials should be sent to Lynnette R. Stec, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 (Email: We will begin the review of applications on December 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.