Tenure Track Professorship at SUNY Albany

Justin Curry writes:

I want to bring to everyone’s attention a new tenure-track position at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). We have several TDA faculty, such as Mike Lesnick and myself, and are actively trying to recruit an additional faculty member who can work with both the TDA and Machine Learning (ML) groups at UAlbany. Details for the job advertisement are below, but I want to emphasize that recruiting women faculty is a priority for us and is part of a recent Project SAGES grant. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me: jmcurry@albany.edu

I also want to provide some personal advocacy for why you might consider joining me and Mike at UAlbany:

First and foremost, UAlbany is an extremely diverse R1 institution with a track record for promoting racial equity. Demographic data varies depending on the source, but approximately 17% of our students are black, 16% are Hispanic or Latino, 8% are Asian, and 4% are multi-racial. Many of our students come from the five boroughs of New York City and are first-generation college students. UAlbany has been regularly recognized for promoting social mobility as an affordable state school and our standing in many rankings have increased considerably over the past few years.

Secondly, UAlbany faculty have a strong union representation through United Union Professionals (UUP). As a result of this, we have great health insurance and annually-obligated 2% raises, which compounds with time, as well discretionary merit-based raises. From what I’ve heard, many schools do not have mandatory raises for their faculty.

Additionally, we are probably one of the few universities in the country with a pension plan for those who choose it. Optional 401k plans are also available and SUNY pays in more than you contribute.

Finally, Albany is a great place to live with plenty of interesting people and affordable housing to boot. Although the individual cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy each have around 100k people, the Capital District as a whole has over a million people in it. This provides you with lots of possible lifestyles, ranging from the cute brownstones, restaurants and bars of LGBTQ-friendly Center Square (soon to be depicted in HBO’s Gilded Age alongside Troy) to the more quiet Princeton-esque hamlet of Delmar. In addition to a thriving arts scene, the area has lots of professionals: there are lots of jobs with the State of New York—since Albany is the capital—but also many people who work at GE, Regeneron, and GlobalFoundaries. Thanks in part to the CHIPS Act, this is only likely to increase. We have our own international airport, as well as convenient rail access to NYC (only 2 hours by Amtrak) and Boston (~3 hours). If these cities don’t interest you, there are also ample opportunities to hike in the nearby Berkshires, Catskills and Adirondacks, or go boating on one of our many lakes, such as Lake George. Of course, Upstate NY gets plenty of rain and snow, which is why it has so many apples and the most ski resorts of any state.

As you can see from the listing on MathJobs, the deadline for applications is far away: January 15th, 2023.

Unfortunately, candidates must apply through our own platform, which can be accessed here:

Please reach out if you’re interested in applying!

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