The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech seeks applicants 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.
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.
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), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks 13th and the graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). 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.
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 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 19904. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Service Center at email@example.com or at 540-231-9331.