Virginia Tech Computer Science, Instructional Faculty


Virginia Tech
CS - Computer Science

The Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science seeks applicants for multiple non-tenure-track instructional faculty positions at the Innovation Campus in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Virginia Tech is ranked among the top computer science departments in the country. Faculty hired in these positions will have academic appointments in the Department of Computer Science which spans the Blacksburg and Alexandria campuses.

Qualified candidates with a Master’s degree in computer science or closely related field with professional industry experience will be considered for appointments at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Practice in Computer Science. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. degree in computer science or closely related field will be considered for appointments at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Collegiate Professor in Computer Science.

Successful candidates will have a primary commitment to our graduate instructional mission in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Duties will include graduate level teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. To the extent possible, professors of practice and collegiate faculty are encouraged to participate in research and scholarship, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc. Instructional positions offer a clear promotion path with the potential of increasingly longer-term contracts.

The Innovation Campus currently has 17 award-winning faculty members including 5 instructional faculty and 12 tenured faculty. All Innovation Campus faculty have academic appointments in Virginia Tech’s highly ranked Computer Science and Computer Engineering departments. The Innovation Campus currently serves over 250 graduate students and has a mission to grow to 50 faculty and over 700 students over the next several years.

Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus is a bold, new vision for graduate education in computer science and computer engineering. Located adjacent to the nation’s capital in Alexandria, Virginia, it will unite industry, government, and academia in dynamic project-based learning and purpose driven research to shape the way emerging technologies influence society. The 11-story academic building of the Innovation Campus is set to open in 2024. Joining now offers a unique opportunity to be part of an emerging Virginia Tech graduate program while helping to design and shape the cutting-edge instructional programs to be offered at the Innovation Campus.

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 actively seek a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu. 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 01/24/2024 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sara Hooshangi, search committee chair, at shoosh@vt.edu.

The Innovation Campus 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 Maura Gardner (maurag@vt.edu) during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.