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Faculty Positions in Computer Science

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Computer Science
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

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 for tenured or tenure-track positions who are motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community. 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.

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 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 Discovery Analytics Center. 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. Candidates for faculty positions at the Innovation Campus are encouraged to apply to the separate announcement for those opportunities.

The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt, search committee chair, at

Required Qualifications

An earned PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time of the appointment and a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration in computing research.

Record of significant research accomplishments (e.g. publications) and rank-appropriate record of professional service.

Ability to contribute to the department's teaching mission.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interest in collaborative research in fields represented by department's existing faculty or planned hiring.

Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines.

Contributions to improving the diversity of the discipline and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population.

Recognition of research excellence as demonstrated by e.g. best paper or society awards.

Instructional experience in higher education.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

Candidates are required to submit a CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Statement, and Research Statement. A Diversity Statement may be submitted consideration, but it not required. 

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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