National Institute on Aging

Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Union College invites applications for a two-year faculty position in Computer Science at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning September 2023.  The area of expertise is open.  We are interested in candidates who can teach core CS classes and also courses in their areas of expertise, especially at the interface of CS and other fields, such as computational biology or digital humanities.

Our 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, music technology, financial mathematics 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, game theory, 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.  

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of current research interests, and, optionally, any teaching evaluations from the past three years. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to also provide letters of reference. Union has a long-standing commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Candidates are invited to describe explicitly the nature of their commitment and experience with underrepresented groups, and their ability to teach and retain a broadly diverse student body including, but not limited to, women and minorities, persons with disabilities, and other groups underrepresented in computer science. See for instructions about how to submit the relevant materials. We will begin reviewing applications starting April 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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About Union College

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 about Union College, and our department, can be found at: and

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.