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Instructor

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

Job Description

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech invites applicants for two instructor positions. 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 teaching and research. We embrace Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (“That I May Serve”): we are committed to education, research, service, and inclusivity that makes a positive difference in the lives of people, communities, and the world.

Instructors have a primary commitment to the teaching mission of the department: duties include teaching at the undergraduate level, 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.

The department currently has 67 faculty members, including 56 tenured or tenure-track faculty, over 1,400 undergraduate majors, and over 600 graduate students. 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). 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.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in computer science or a closely related field at the time of appointment, a proven ability to work collaboratively, a commitment to interdisciplinary instruction, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu: application materials include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement discussing teaching perspective and goals; a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Stephen Edwards, search committee chair, at edwards@cs.vt.edu.

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. 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 jmwatson@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Required Qualifications

An earned master’s degree in computer science or a closely related field at time of appointment.

Ability to contribute to the department's undergraduate teaching mission.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability in higher education instruction with promise for being a leader in the instructional mission.

A record of accomplishments in the area of curriculum development or pedagogy.

A record of research accomplishments, e.g., publications.

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

 

Appointment Type

Regular

 

Review Date

December 1, 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 military 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 jmwatson@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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