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About University at Albany:

The University at Albany has a diverse population of approximately 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Albany, the state capital, is located on the Hudson River in beautiful upstate New York, in close proximity to the Berkshires, the Catskills, and the Adirondacks, and is convenient to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

Job Description:

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany, seeks applicants for a Full Professor faculty position beginning September 2018 for Chair of the Department of Computer Science.
The successful candidate will have an established record of scholarship with demonstrated potential to influence the growth and development of computer science programs at the University at Albany.

We are building a research-intensive College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the tradition of the best high-caliber public programs in the country. The cornerstone of the college, the Department of Computer Science has been in existence since 1967, and provided a foundation for the establishment of our first engineering program, Computer Engineering, in 2016.    

Computer Science, together with Electrical and Computer Engineering, are just the beginning. Programs in several other engineering disciplines are in development; the College is in an exciting period of rapid growth. From our downtown location we will engage the community, looking to inspire a more diverse generation of students to pursue careers in the engineering and applied sciences.  Our programs provide an education that prepares students for careers not just in the engineering sciences, but also for careers and/or postgraduate studies in many other fields, including law, medicine, finance, management, and more.

The Department of Computer Science resides in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which also currently houses the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. The College offers degree programs from the baccalaureate through PhD. For additional information on the College and its departments, please see http://www.albany.edu/ceas/.


  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • Applicants must also have a strong record of funded research and demonstrated expertise in academic administrative and leadership skills and be committed to teaching, research, and service.
  • Applicants should demonstrate active participation in professional engineering organizations.
  • Applicants must be willing to actively participate in interdisciplinary research. 
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Professor

Start Date: September 2018

A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=90914

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV (including a list of publications)
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • List of at least 3 references with contact information

Shaghayegh Sahebi (Sherry), PhD

Assistant Professor,

Department of Computer Science,

University at Albany, SUNY


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