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The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech has been an incubator for teaching and cutting-edge research for more than 50 years, and we are growing.

With substantial multi-year investments from the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech, we anticipate hiring multiple faculty members annually for the next several years. We have positions available now. Come work with us!

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Main campus (Blacksburg, Virginia)

Innovation Campus (Alexandria, Virginia)

About the department

We are part of the comprehensive and highly-ranked College of Engineering and collaborate extensively on transdisciplinary research and education initiatives across the college, university, and at other institutions. Our department occupies over 70,000 square feet across several buildings on the Blacksburg campus, including Torgersen Hall and the new Data and Descision Sciences Building and Gilbert Place facility.

We currently employ 81 faculty members, including 63 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 19 early career awardees, and numerous recipients of faculty awards from IBM, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Cisco, and others. Our faculty members direct several interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. The department is home to more than 1,500 undergraduate majors and more than 800 graduate students, with university commitments to continue growing all programs.

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public, land-grant university committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), the university is dedicated to InclusiveVT and the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates passionate about preparing leaders for tomorrow's world to apply with us.

The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks 13th and its graduate program ranks 30th among all U.S. engineering schools, according to U.S. News and World Report. The mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance, and stewardship.  

Our main campus is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, in an area consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. In addition, our programs in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to government and industry partners and also are expanding rapidly. The university's new Innovation Campus is slated to open in 2024 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Our commitment to diversity 

The department fully embraces the university's commitment to:

  • increase faculty, staff, and student diversity
  • ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate
  • advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence
  • promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.