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The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech is in a period of dramatic growth and opportunity. With substantial multi-year investments from the Commonwealth of Virginia and infrastructure investments by Virginia Tech, we anticipate hiring multiple faculty members at all ranks and in all areas for several years.  We seek candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research.  We embrace Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (“That I May Serve”): we are committed to research, education, service, and inclusivity that makes a positive difference in the lives of people, communities, and the world.

The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. We cultivate a working environment that respects differences in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability/qualities, and religious status. We strongly encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented communities to join us in this critical endeavor.

The department currently has 57 faculty members, including 47 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 15 early career awardees, and numerous recipients of faculty awards from IBM, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. CS 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 over 1,200 undergraduate majors and over 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 an area consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. In addition, our program in the Washington, D.C., area offers unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024.   

During academic year 2020-2021 we are searching for multiple tenure-track or tenured positions in Blacksburg, for multiple collegiate faculty posistions in Blacksburg, and for multiple collegiate faculty or professor of practice positions in the Washington, D.C., metro area.  See below for details.   

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Blacksburg

We seek candidates at all ranks and in all areas of computer science, and from all backgrounds and lived experiences. The positions include packages and resources to enable success. Our new colleagues will benefit from 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. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to initiate and develop independent research that is internationally recognized for excellence, conscientiously mentor research-oriented graduate students, teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and serve the university and their professional communities.

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 position 514466.  Application review will begin on 11/20/20 and continue until the positions are filled.  Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt, search committee chair, at facdev@cs.vt.edu.

Collegiate Faculty Positions in Blacksburg

We seek candidates for multiple collegiate assistant professor positions. Outstanding candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. Collegiate faculty members have a primary commitment to our instructional mission, including graduate and undergraduate teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Successful candidates should contribute to enhancing curricula and promoting teaching excellence. The collegiate faculty rank is a non-tenure-track position that offers a promotion path with increasingly long-term contracts. Collegiate faculty are full members of the faculty, and are encouraged to participate in research and scholarship, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc. Candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of research groups in the department, including a nationally-recognized 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.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment. 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 position 514827.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references.  Application review will begin on 1/10/21 and continue until the positions are filled.  Inquiries should be directed to Dr Stephen Edwards, search committee chair, at edwards@cs.vt.edu.

Collegiate Faculty or Professor of Practice Positions in Northern Virginia

We seek applicants for multiple collegiate assistant professor or assistant professor of practice positions for our graduate programs in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Qualified candidates may be considered for appointments at higher ranks as well, e.g., collegiate associate professor or associate professor of practice.

Successful candidates will have a primary commitment to our instructional mission, including graduate level teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Collegiate faculty members and professors of practice are full members of the faculty who are encouraged to participate in research and scholarship, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc. These positions do not offer tenure but do offer a clear promotion path with the potential of increasingly long-term contracts. Candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of research groups in the department, including a nationally-recognized group in CS education research. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of CS education research topics such as project-based learning, education-related software systems, student data analytics, CS bridge programs, distance and on-line education, or diversity in CS are encouraged to apply.

Collegiate faculty candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment. Professor of practice candidates must have a graduate degree in computer science or a closely related discipline and significant professional experience.

These positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for position 515489. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references. Application review will begin on 4/15/21 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sara Hooshangi, search committee chair, at shoosh@vt.edu.