Computer Science Faculty

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech is in a period of dramatic growth and opportunity. With substantial multi-year investments from the Commonwealth of Virginia and infrastructure investments by Virginia Tech, we anticipate hiring multiple faculty members at all ranks and in all areas for several years. We seek candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research. We embrace Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (“That I May Serve”): we are committed to research, education, service, and inclusivity that makes a positive difference in the lives of people, communities, and the world.

We seek candidates at all ranks and in all areas of computer science, and from all backgrounds and lived experiences. The positions include packages and resources to enable success. Our new colleagues will benefit from the department’s highly-focused faculty development and mentoring program, as well as numerous successful collaborations with government, national labs, and industry partners. Candidates for all positions must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment and a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration in computing research. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to initiate and develop independent research that is internationally recognized for excellence, conscientiously mentor research-oriented graduate students, teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and serve the university and their professional communities.

The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. We cultivate a working environment that respects differences in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability/qualities, and religious status. We strongly encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented communities to join us in this critical endeavor.

The department currently has 57 faculty members, including 47 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 15 early career awardees, and numerous recipients of faculty awards from IBM, Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. CS faculty members direct several interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and the Discovery Analytics Center. The department is home to over 1,200 undergraduate majors and over 300 graduate students, with university commitments to grow all programs significantly. The department is in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. In addition, our program in the Washington, D.C., area offers unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech’s exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. Candidates for faculty positions at the Innovation Campus are encouraged to apply to the separate announcement for those opportunities.

The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment. Applications must be submitted online to for position 514466. Application review will begin on 11/20/20 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt, search committee chair, at

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. A criminal background check is the condition of employment with Virginia Tech.


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