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Research Assistant Professor

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Research Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank: Research Assistant Professor
Posting Number: SR0160126
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant Professor position (non-tenure track) with the Systems Software Research Group (http://www.ssrg.ece.vt.edu/) at Virginia Tech. The position involves conducting research in the space of systems software, with a particular focus on operating systems, concurrency, distributed systems, virtualization, compilers, language run-times, and middleware. Research is intended to contribute to multiple externally sponsored projects in these spaces that are focusing on designing scalable systems software (e.g., operating systems, hypervisors, compilers, run-times) for a broad spectrum of architectures from node-scale (e.g., multicore/multi-socket SMP, Xeon/Xeon-Phi, ARM/x86, CPU/GPU) to rack-scale (e.g., Scale-out processors, Firebox, The Machine). Research is also intended to contribute to sponsored projects in the space of concurrency control abstractions, protocols, and mechanisms for a broad range of architectures from multicore/multi-socket SMPs to clusters to geographically distributed systems.

The positions’ responsibilities include:
- conducting independent research in these spaces
- developing publications for journals, conferences, and workshops, and presenting papers at conferences and workshops
- conducting technology transitions to production systems of sponsors (in relevant projects)
- developing research proposals for obtaining externally sponsored research
- recruiting and advising PhD and MS students on their dissertations and theses
- serving on PhD and MS student dissertation and thesis committees

Required Qualifications:

- PhD in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or a related field with a systems background is required. Systems is broadly defined to include operating systems, hypervisors, compilers, and run-times. Publications in theses spaces (e.g., SIGOPS, USENIX-sponsored) and system building experience (e.g., Linux, FreeBSD, LLVM, JVM, Pin, Infinispan) is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Theory background, especially in distributed computing (e.g., PODC, DISC), is highly desirable.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references electronically to posting #SR0160126.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 10/31/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 08/05/2016
Review Begin Date: 08/19/2016
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/68371

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. List of References
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