Faculty Searches 2017-2018

FACULTY POSITIONS
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

VIRGINIA TECH

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for six faculty positions, including a collegiate assistant professor position with primary focus on teaching, two tenure-track assistant professor positions in data analytics, a tenure-track assistant professor position in human-centered computing, and two open rank positions in cybersecurity.

Candidates for all positions 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 commitment to issues of diversity in the campus community. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Tenured and tenure-track faculty will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, and develop a high quality research program.  The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

The department currently has 47 teaching faculty, including 42 tenured or tenure-track faculty, over 840 undergraduate majors, and more than 250 graduate students. Department annual research expenditures over the last four years average $13 million. The department is in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 14th and graduate program ranks 27th among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR, 2017).  Most of these positions are located at the main campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, in a region consistently ranked among the country's best places to live.  One of the cybersecurity faculty positions may be at the university’s Northern Virginia campus, with facilities in Falls Church and Arlington, VA.


ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN DATA ANALYTICS 

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in data analytics.  Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. Candidates with research depth and breadth in data analytics, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, text mining, natural language processing, information retrieval, interactive visual analytics, data visualization, high-performance analysis, social informatics, or data science are encouraged to apply. Candidates working at the intersection of data analytics and other computing or application domains---such as cyber-security, urban computing, health analytics, bioinformatics, and distributed and IoT systems---are also encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in initiating and sustaining collaborations within computing as well as with data domain scientists.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Data & Decisions destination area, one of several new university-wide initiatives at Virginia Tech (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas).  Data & Decisions is focused on advancing the human condition and society with better decisions through data. Faculty collaborating in this area integrate data analytics and decision sciences across transdisciplinary research and curriculum efforts at Virginia Tech.  Candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research that aligns with the Data and Decisions vision (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-data.html) are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Computer Science is home to the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu), which leads big-data analytics research on campus. Data analytics faculty collaborate in interdisciplinary research groups, including the Center for Human Computer Interaction, the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics, the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, and the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory. Faculty also participate in data analytics education initiatives (analytics.cs.vt.edu), including the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics undergraduate program.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0170153.  Applicant screening will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Chris North, Search Committee Chair, north@cs.vt.edu.

Data analytics positions flyer.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN HUMAN-CENTERED COMPUTING

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in human-centered computing.  Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. Strong candidates from any area related to human-computer interaction, user experience, or interactive computing are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applicants with interests in novel interactive experiences and technologies—including immersive environments (virtual reality and augmented reality), multi-sensory displays, multi-modal input, visualization, visual analytics, human-robot interaction, game design, and creative technologies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Creativity & Innovation (C&I) Strategic Growth Area, one of several new university-wide initiatives at Virginia Tech (see provost.vt.edu/destination-areas).  The C&I Strategic Growth Area is focused on empowering partners and stakeholders to collaborate on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship efforts that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Faculty working together in this area comprise a vibrant ecosystem that melds the exploration of innovative technologies and the design of creative experiences with best practices for developing impact-driven and meaningful outcomes and solutions.  Candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research that aligns with the C&I vision (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/sga-overview/sga-creativity.html) are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also have opportunities for collaboration in the interdisciplinary Center for Human-Computer Interaction (www.hci.vt.edu) that includes nearly 40 faculty across campus; the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (icat.vt.edu) housed in the new Moss Arts Center; and the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu).

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0170152.  Applicant screening will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Doug Bowman, Search Committee Chair, dbowman@vt.edu.

Human-centered computing position flyer.


ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSORS IN CYBERSECURITY

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for multiple faculty positions in cybersecurity, at all ranks.  Candidates with expertise in a broad range of cybersecurity topics are sought, including but not limited to systems and software security, security analytics, human-centric security, formal methods, trustworthy computing, network security, cloud security, data security, and security issues in cyber-physical, IoT, or  autonomous systems.  Applicants interested in either the main campus in Blacksburg, VA, or in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region campus, with facilities in Falls Church and Arlington, VA, are encouraged to apply.

These faculty positions are part of a broad university initiative in integrated security (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-security.html).  Virginia Tech’s Integrated Security Destination Area (ISDA) is focused on understanding and fostering a world in which individuals, institutions, and nations are secured by technology and social systems that follow ethical principles and promote values of social justice. Faculty working together in this area are bringing a transdisciplinary approach to the complex range of human and systems security challenges.   Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach with other faculty working in the ISDA.  Candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research that aligns with the ISDA vision are particularly encouraged to apply.

There is an active and outstanding group of cybersecurity faculty in the CS and ECE departments at Virginia Tech, collaborating in research and graduate and undergraduate education (www.cyber.vt.edu).  The successful candidate will have extensive opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration as part of the ISDA as well as the opportunity to participate in research centers such as the Hume Center (www.hume.vt.edu) and the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu).

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0170145.  Candidates interested in the National Capital Region (Northern Virginia) campus should clearly indicate that in an application cover letter.

Integrated security positions flyer.


COLLEGIATE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) 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 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.  The department plays a central role in several university-wide initiatives (see provost.vt.edu/destination-areas).  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 Creativity & Innovation.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for 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, kafura@cs.vt.edu.

Collgiate faculty search flyer.