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Assistant or Associate Professor - Computer Science

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Computer Science
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0160116
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech ( seeks applicants for multiple faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor levels. We encourage applicants with research interests in all areas of computer science to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or related field at the time of appointment and a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration in computing research, broadly defined. Successful candidates should give evidence of sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, and develop a high quality research program.

The department has 39 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 700 undergraduate majors (17% women), 68 MS students, and 181 PhD students. Departmental research expenditures last year were $14 million. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of productive research groups within the department including computational biology and bioinformatics, computational science, computer science education, cybersecurity, data analytics and machine learning, human-computer interaction, software engineering and computer systems. Several research centers led by CS faculty enable large multidisciplinary efforts, including the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (, the Discovery Analytics Center (, stack@cs (, the Synergistic Environments for Experimental Computing Center (, the Biocomplexity Institute (, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology ( The department also plays a central role in several university-wide research and teaching initiatives (, leading to new investments in Data Analytics and Decision Sciences, Integrated Security, Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities and Creative Technologies and Experiences. The department is in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 15th and graduate program ranks 21st among U.S. engineering schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2015).

These faculty positions are located at the main campus in Blacksburg, VA, in a region that is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Required Qualifications:

-An earned Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field.
-Record of significant research accomplishments, e.g., publications.
-Record of professional service commensurate with the assistant or
associate professor rank.
-Ability to contribute to the department’s teaching mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Demonstrated interest in collaborative research with existing
departmental research strengths.
-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, e.g., best paper or society awards.

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

Applications must be submitted online to
Applications must be submitted online to for posting TR0160116. To Apply complete an on-line application, attach a curriculum vita, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Applicant screening will begin on November 20, 2016 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali Butt, Search Committee Chair,

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Competitive and Commensurate with Experience
Department: Computer Science
Work Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/03/2016
Review Begin Date: 11/20/2016
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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

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  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents