Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Union College invites applications for a three-year faculty position in Computer Science at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning September 2019. 

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. Specialization is open. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to both the computer science curriculum and to 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. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Applicants should state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired.

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, 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, software design, and complexity theory. Further information: cs.union.edu.

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of current research interests. Candidates should also request that three recommendation letters be submitted. See cs.union.edu/jobs for instructions about how to submit the relevant materials. We will begin reviewing applications starting April 8, 2019, 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.