Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech ( www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for five faculty positions, including 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 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. Tenured and tenure-track faculty will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses,
mentor graduate students, and develop a high quality research program.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN DATA ANALYTICS - Blacksburg, VA. 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 Io T 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. Successful candidates will also have
opportunities to collaborate with numerous reseach centers on campus, including the Discovery Analytics Center ( dac.cs.vt.edu), which
leads big-data analytics research at Virginia Tech. Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0170153. Applicant
screening will begin on December 1, 2017. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Chris North, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN HUMAN-CENTERED COMPUTING - Blacksburg, VA. 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); the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology ( icat.vt.edu); 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. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Doug Bowman, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com.
FACULTY POSITIONS IN CYBERSECURITY - Blacksburg, VA and National Capital Region (NCR). Candidates are sought
for two positions, at any rank, with expertise in a broad range of cybersecurity topics, 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, Io T, 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 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. In addition to ISDA collaboratorations, successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with a large group of
cybersecurity faculty in CS and ECE ( www.cyber.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.
The Department of Computer Science 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.
These positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
Virginia Tech is an AA/EEO employer, committed to building a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.