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

Job Description

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech invites applications for eight (8) tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in all areas of computer science. The department is in a period of rapid growth and expanding opportunity. We are seeking 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 currently has 67 faculty members, including 56 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 17 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 & Data Analytics. The department is home to over 1,400 undergraduate majors and over 600 graduate students and is located in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and 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. Our program in the Washington, D.C., area 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 separate announcements for those opportunities.


The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field at the time of appointment, a rank appropriate record of academic accomplishments and a proven ability to work collaboratively; a commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. 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 successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. 

Applicants must apply online at application materials include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements discussing teaching and research goals; a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on November 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt 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.

Ability to contribute to the department's teaching mission.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interest in collaborative research in fields represented by the 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, e.g., best paper or society awards.

Demonstrated ability to teach at the university level.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

November 20, 2021

Additional Information

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 Joan Watson at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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