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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Computer Science
Categories: Faculty

Union College invites applications for a three-year faculty position in Computer Science at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning September 2024.  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, the natural sciences, mathematics, or the humanities.

About the Position.  The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching, supervising undergraduate research, sustaining an independent research program, and providing service to the department. This visiting position involves teaching the equivalent of two courses in each of three trimesters, advising 2-3 senior projects each year, and serving as an academic advisor.  We welcome applicants from all areas of expertise, including those that can further strengthen connections between computer science and the liberal arts.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a 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.  Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in computer science through teaching, research, and/or service.

The annual salary range for this position is $81,000-84,000.  Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting..   Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, life and disability coverage, and a generous retirement package. For more information, please visit our website:

About our Department. 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 the computational track of the Neuroscience major.  We also participate in several computational minors including digital media, music technology, digital studies, and data analytics. Current faculty research areas include robotics, HCI, NLP, databases, computational complexity, and software design. 

Creating and maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment is important to our department, and we share a commitment to improving the diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging within the department and across campus.  Most of our department faculty have participated in the Cultural Competency in Computing (3C) Fellowship program, and have developed course content that emphasizes inclusion and equity in CS.  Further information about the department is available at Inquiries about the position may be sent to

How to Apply. Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of current research interests electronically via our portal at  You are encouraged to detail your interest, understanding, and commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in your cover letter. You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references and an email will be sent to references requesting a letter of recommendation after an initial screening.  We will begin reviewing applications starting January 31, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.  Advice for applying can be found at

About Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues. 

As an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to student and workforce diversity, Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and staff or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexuality, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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