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Collegiate Assistant Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Collegiate Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank: Collegiate Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170132
About Virginia Tech:

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 who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech ( ) seeks applicants for a
collegiate faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in
computer science or related field at the time of appointment. Collegiate faculty members have a
primary commitment to the instructional mission of the department, including graduate and
undergraduate teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of
innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Successful candidates should give evidence of potential to
take a lead role in enhancing curricula and promoting teaching excellence. In addition to
teaching, candidates will be expected to participate in research and scholarship, whether on
teaching and learning or on other computer science research topics of interest. Candidates will
have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of research groups in the department,
including a thriving group in CS education research. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of
CS education research topics such as education-related software systems, analysis of student data analytics, CS education for non-majors or at the K-12 level, cybersecurity education, distance education, or diversity in CS are encouraged to apply.

The department has 47 teaching faculty including 42 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 800
undergraduate majors, and more than 250 graduate students. The department is in the College
of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 14th and graduate program ranks 27th
among U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR, 2017). The department plays a central role in
several university-wide initiatives (see ). Successful candidates
will have the opportunity to participate in new transdisciplinary research programs and curricula
in Data and Decisions, Integrated Security, Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered
Communities, and Creative & Innovation.

The collegiate faculty rank is a non-tenure-track position that offers a clear promotion path with
increasingly long-term contracts. Collegiate faculty are full members of the department faculty,
and are expected to participate in sponsored research, mentor graduate students, participate in
department and professional service, etc. This position is located at the main campus in
Blacksburg, VA, a region consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. The
position requires occasional travel to professional meetings. Successful candidates should give
evidence of sensitivity to issues of diversity in a campus community. Virginia Tech is committed
to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and
minorities. The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Applicant screening will begin on November 27, 2017 and continue until the
position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Dennis Kafura, Search Committee Chair,

Required Qualifications:

Experience in higher education instructional activities with strong promise for being a leader in the instructional mission.-An earned Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field.
Ability to contribute to the department’s teaching mission, at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
Record of significant research accomplishments, e.g., publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

A record of scholarly accomplishments in the area of pedagogy.
Demonstrated interest in collaborative research with existing departmental research strengths.
Contributions to improving the diversity of the discipline, and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population.

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

Applications must be submitted online to posting # TR0170132. Applicant screening will begin on November 27, 2017 and continue until the
position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Dennis Kafura, Search Committee Chair,

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-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: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 09/22/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/27/2017
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 Accessibility 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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Required Documents

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