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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Elec, Comp & Biomed Eng
Categories: Faculty
Position Grade: AP

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering at Union College invites applications for the Mary H. '80 and Richard K. '80 Templeton tenure-track position in Computer Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2022. Advanced appointments with a shortened tenure clock may be considered in exceptional cases for experienced candidates. This is an endowed position that benefits from an assigned annual allowance to support research and travel and is part of a broader initiative to further strengthen and integrate engineering and computer science with the liberal arts at Union. A Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates close to completing their doctoral thesis at the start of employment are also welcomed to apply. Excellent candidates in all areas of Computer Engineering will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds or research interests in robotics, cyber-physical systems and applications, embedded systems, novel actuator and sensor technology, or hardware architectures for machine learning. Applicants with a strong background in collaborative undergraduate teaching and/or with interdisciplinary research interests that intersect with arts and humanities are strongly encouraged to apply.  We welcome applications from candidates traditionally underrepresented in Computer Engineering. 

Union College ( is a small and highly selective undergraduate institution that emphasizes close collaborations between faculty and students and has campus-wide initiatives promoting the creative integration of science and engineering with the humanities and social sciences. In 1845, Union College became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to offer a degree in engineering. We currently offer ABET-accredited degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Our programs emphasize close student-faculty interaction with opportunities to study abroad, perform hands-on undergraduate research, and minor in disciplines ranging from theater and dance to history and economics.

The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to undergraduate education while establishing and maintaining a high-quality research program that involves undergraduate students. Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies by offering many opportunities for both faculty and students to engage with multiple disciplines - and each other - in collaborative classroom settings and research initiatives. We are especially interested in applicants who can make connections with our existing interdisciplinary programs or other departments ( such as music, neuroscience, visual arts, digital media or others. 

We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at (1) an cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course evaluations and peer evaluations that are available, (5) evidence of scholarship including copies of peer-reviewed publications, (6) a statement describing experience working with diverse student populations and/or the ability to contribute to a diverse community, and (7) a list of required instrumentation and equipment.  You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references through our online application system at An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Review of complete applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.  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. Applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. 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. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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