Faculty Search - 2012/13
The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in three areas:
See the above links for details and directions on how to apply.
CS@VT has 36 tenure-track research-oriented faculty, including 12 NSF CAREER award winners, PhD production among the top 30 in the US, and annual research expenditures exceeding $6.5 million. There are rich opportunities in a highly collaborative department with strengths in HCI, HPC, computational biology and bioinformatics, digital libraries, data analytics, software engineering, and CS education. Active interdisciplinary research also explores CyberArts, digital government, problem-solving environments. Opprtunities for research on security and personal health informatics are possible in collaboration with the VT-Carilion Research Institute associated with the VT-Carilion School of Medicine.
CS faculty serve as directors of the Center for High-End Computing Systems and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, the ICTAS Center for Systems Biology of Engineered Tissues and the ICTAS Discovery Analytics Center. Launched in 2001, and supported by multiple grants, the VT Undergraduate Research in Computer Science (VTURCS) program integrates an increasing percentage of students into the research life of the department. A new building opened in 2006, leading to a near doubling in space, including dedicated reconfigurable laboratories such as for the gigapixel display system. A $1million renovation of the department’s undergraduate laboratories for gaming/graphics, systems, and software engineering was completed in 2008.
CS@VT offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs in the Blacksburg campus and a graduate program at its satellite campus in the Washington, D.C. area (which has about 50 CS students). The department is a key participant in many interdisciplinary initiatives on campus, e.g., the Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology program. Our dedicated and hard-working support staff numbers 15.
CS@VT is part of the College of Engineering (www.eng.vt.edu) – the premier engineering school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The college has a history of innovation, e.g., in supercomputing (System X, System G) and entrepreneurial research facilitated by three new interdisciplinary buildings.
Established in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is a comprehensive research university, with approximately $300 million per year in research, and more than 26,000 students, the largest full-time student population in Virginia. The 120 acre VT Corporate Research Center is home to over 100 companies.
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination; it is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. More information can be found at (http://www.vt.edu/where_we_are/blacksburg/). Home to the Blacksburg Electronic Village, it is a scenic and vibrant community nestled in the New River Valley between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is proximal to state parks, trails, and other regional attractions of Southwest Virginia, renowned for their history and natural beauty.