Faculty Searches

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech is growing rapidly. Thanks to substantial multi-year investments from the Commonwealth of Virginia combined with significant infrastructure investments by Virginia Tech, we anticipate hiring multiple faculty members at all ranks and in all areas for the next several years. The majority of new positions will be at our main campus in Blacksburg, VA. We also seek outstanding candidates for our program in Northern Virginia, which is rapidly expanding due to Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, where computer science academic and research programs will play a central role.

For academic year 2019-2020 applicants are invited for the following Blacksburg positions: tenure-track or tenured positions in all areas (multiple positions), a Collegiate Assistant Professor position focused primarily on teaching, and an Instructor position focused on teaching.  We also seek applicants for at least one faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor rank for our program at the Innovation Campus.  See details below.

The department currently has 52 faculty members, including 46 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 14 early career awardees, and numerous recipients of faculty awards from IBM, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. CS faculty also provide leadership in several interdisciplinary research centers, such as the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and the Discovery Analytics Center. The department is home to approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors and 300 graduate students, with university commitments to grow all programs significantly. The department is in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). Virginia Tech's main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in a region consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. Our growing program in Northern Virginia offers graduate education and research with one-of-a-kind proximity to government and industry partners.

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

We seek candidates at all ranks and in all areas of computer science. The positions offer competitive packages and resources to enable success. Candidates with core research interests in AI/ML, NLP, computer systems, human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, blockchain systems, high-performance computing, computational science, computational biology and bioinformatics, and quantum computing are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to leverage the department’s highly-focused faculty development and mentoring program, as well as numerous successful collaborations with government, national labs, and industry partners.

Candidates for all positions must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment and a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration in computing research. Successful candidates should give evidence of commitment to issues of diversity in the campus community. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented communities. Tenured and tenure-track faculty will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, and develop a sustainable research group that is internationally recognized for excellence. The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for job 510994. Candidates with a clear campus preference (Blacksburg or Northern Virginia) should indicate this in their cover letter. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt, search committee chair, at facdev@cs.vt.edu.

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Collegiate Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a collegiate assistant professor position. Outstanding candidates at higher collegiate faculty ranks may also be considered. Collegiate faculty members have a primary commitment to the instructional mission of the department, including graduate and undergraduate teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Successful candidates should give evidence of potential to take a lead role in enhancing curricula and promoting teaching excellence. In addition to teaching, candidates will be expected to participate in research and scholarship, whether on teaching and learning or on other computer science research topics of interest. Candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of research groups in the department, including a thriving group in CS education research. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of CS education research topics such as education-related software systems, student data analytics, CS education for non-majors or at the K-12 level, cybersecurity education, data science education, distance and on-line education, experiential learning, or diversity in CS are encouraged to apply.

The collegiate faculty rank is a non-tenure-track position that offers a clear promotion path with increasingly long-term contracts. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment. Collegiate faculty are full members of the faculty, and are encouraged to participate in sponsored research, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc. Successful candidates should give evidence of commitment to issues of diversity in the campus community. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented communities. The position is based in Blacksburg and requires occasional travel to professional meetings. The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for job 511757. Applicant screening will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Stephen Edwards, search committee chair, at edwards@cs.vt.edu.

Instructor Position

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for an instructor position. Instructors have a primary commitment to the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, including curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Successful candidates should give evidence of potential to teach multiple computer science courses and to excel in classroom instruction. The instructor rank is a non-tenure-track position that offers a promotion path with increasingly long-term contracts. Candidates must have at least a master’s degree in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment. Successful candidates should give evidence of commitment to issues of diversity in the campus community. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented communities.  This position is based in Blacksburg.  The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for job 511756. Applicant screening will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Stephen Edwards, search committee chair, at edwards@cs.vt.edu.