Visiting Assistant Professor

Union College
Computer Science

Union College invites applications for a three-year faculty position in Computer Science at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning September 2022. The Department offers a B.S. in computer science, supports an ABET-accredited B.S. in computer engineering with the Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Department, and a digital art program with the Visual Arts department. We participate in data analytics and digital media minors and 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, computational complexity, and software design.

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.    Furthermore, Union recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies by offering opportunities for faculty and students to engage with multiple disciplines – and each other – in collaborative classroom settings, innovative majors, and unique research initiatives.  We are therefore particularly interested in candidates who can teach not only core computer science classes but also interdisciplinary courses that connect computing to the arts, humanities, and/or social sciences. The position typically involves teaching two courses in each of our three ten-week trimesters. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in computer science or a related area; applicants close to finishing a Ph.D. will be considered.

We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Applicants able to provide evidence of teaching or mentoring a diverse student body are preferred.   See for instructions about how to submit the relevant materials.

We will begin reviewing applications starting March 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 a campus-wide initiative promoting interdisciplinary computing activities. Further information can be found at: