Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Union College
Computer Science

Union College invites applications for an endowed tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2021 or January 2022. This endowed position benefits from an assigned annual allowance to support research and travel and is part of a broader initiative to further strengthen and integrate computer science and engineering with the liberal arts at Union.

At Union, institutional expectations and support are balanced between teaching and research; the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching, supervising undergraduate research, and sustaining an independent research program. The specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research can contribute to Union’s new and growing data science program. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach core computer science classes as well as interdisciplinary courses that connect computing to the arts, humanities, and/or social sciences. The position involves teaching two courses in each of three trimesters and advising two to three senior projects each year. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Ph.D. in computer science or a related area; applicants close to finishing the Ph.D. will be considered. 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. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. And we ask all applicants to convey in their cover letter how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Union College is a highly selective liberal arts and engineering college in New York State’s Capital Region, three hours from NYC and Boston. It emphasizes close collaborations between faculty and students and has campus-wide initiatives promoting interdisciplinary activities. The Computer Science Department offers a B.S. in computer science and supports an ABET-accredited B.S. in computer engineering with the Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Department. We participate in an interdisciplinary data analytics minor, in a digital media minor in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts, and in the computational track of the neuroscience major. We offer introductory courses that engage students with a variety of interests. Current faculty research areas include robotics, HCI, NLP, databases, software design, and complexity theory. Further information:

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of current research interests. Please provide names and contact information for the three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. See for instructions about how to submit the relevant materials.

We will begin reviewing applications starting March 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. 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.