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Mary H. '80 and Richard K '80 Templeton Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Union College of New York
Schenectady, New York
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Union College, a highly-selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering college, invites applications for the Tenure-Track Mary H. '80 and Richard K. '80 Templeton Assistant Professor of Computer Science, beginning September 2024.  This endowed position is part of a broader initiative to further strengthen and integrate computer science and engineering with the liberal arts at Union. The area of expertise is open.  Successful applicants will be committed to excellence in teaching, research, mentoring undergraduates, and to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.


About the Position.  At Union, institutional expectations and support are balanced between teaching and research; the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching, supervising undergraduate research, sustaining an independent research program, and providing service to the department and the college. This tenure track 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 are open to an accelerated tenure process for candidates with significant experience.  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 salary range for this position is $100,000-$105,000, commensurate with experience.   This endowed position also benefits from a supplemental annual allowance to support research and travel.  Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, life and disability coverage, and generous retirement and tuition benefit packages. 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


About Union.  Union College is a highly-selective liberal arts and engineering college located in Schenectady, NY, a culturally rich and economically diverse city 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 activities.   More information about the College can be found at


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. 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.  All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check. 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 October 15, and will continue until the position is filled.  Advice for applying can be found at

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