Collegiate Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for multiple collegiate assistant professor positions. Outstanding candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. Collegiate faculty members have a primary commitment to our instructional mission, including graduate and undergraduate teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. Successful candidates should contribute to enhancing curricula and promoting teaching excellence. The collegiate faculty rank is a non-tenure-track position that offers a promotion path with increasingly long-term contracts. Collegiate faculty are full members of the faculty, and are encouraged to participate in research and scholarship, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc. Candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of research groups in the department, including a nationally-recognized group in CS education research. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of CS education research topics such as education-related software systems, student data analytics, CS education for non-majors or at the K-12 level, cybersecurity education, data science education, distance and on-line education, experiential learning, or diversity in CS are encouraged to apply.

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.

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 from all backgrounds and lived experiences to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks 13th and the graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.

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 must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment. 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 19904. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references. Application review will begin on 1/10/21 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr Stephen Edwards, search committee chair, at

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. If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Service Center at or at 540-231-9331.

Required Qualifications

Experience in higher education instructional activities with 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 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.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

January 10, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: December 23, 2020
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