The Program in Religious Studies at Union College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Religion and Science. Advanced appointments with a shortened tenure clock may be considered for exceptional candidates. The appointee will be the Dona and Marshall Robinson Professor of Science, Philosophy and Religion, a position created through the generosity of Union College Alumnus and Trustee, David Breazzano. The appointee is expected to offer courses in religious studies, including in various aspects of religion and science, for the Religious Studies program, and also selected courses in philosophy for the Philosophy Department. It is also expected that the appointee’s teaching will support the General Education program.
Applicants should have strong grounding in one of the sciences, normally evidenced by formal education, research and publications, as well as hold a PhD in a relevant religious studies field. Demonstrated experience in teaching across science, philosophy and religion is required, and evidence of building institutional connections between religious studies and science is highly valued. Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies and sees this position as exemplifying the complementarity of humanistic and scientific education. Applicants should address how they would promote connections between religious studies and science at Union. Applicants should also state their areas of teaching competence in religion and science and in philosophy, together with their research expertise.