Collegiate Assistant Professor


Virginia Tech
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech invites applicants for a collegiate assistant professor position. Higher ranks (collegiate associate or collegiate full professor) will be considered based on the applicant’s qualifications. The department is in a period of rapid growth and expanding opportunity. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of teaching and research. We embrace Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (“That I May Serve”): we are committed to education, research, service, and inclusivity that makes a positive difference in the lives of people, communities, and the world.

The department currently has 75 faculty members, including 60 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 16 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 Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics. The department is home to over 1,400 undergraduate majors and over 600 graduate students and is located in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 30th 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.

This position is located at Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. Our program in the Washington, D.C., area 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 separate announcements for those opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field at the time of appointment, a proven ability to work collaboratively, a commitment to interdisciplinary instruction, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. 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 will 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, and participate in department and professional service. 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.

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (job number 522277): application materials include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement discussing teaching perspective and goals; a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Stephen Edwards, search committee chair, at edwards@cs.vt.edu.

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. 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 need accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Services Center at hrservicecenter@vt.edu or at (540) 231-9331 at least 10 days prior to the visit.