Job ID: 171728

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Position

Union College

  • Nov. 9, 2021
  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Position
  • ECBE Department
  • Union College
    Schenectady, NY
  • Jan. 21, 2022
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering

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 welcome 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

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