Faculty Positions – Department of Computer Science


Virginia Tech
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech invites applications for eight (8) tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in all areas of computer science. 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 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.

The department currently has 67 faculty members, including 56 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 17 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 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. 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 rank appropriate record of academic accomplishments and a proven ability to work collaboratively; a commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. 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 successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings.

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (job number 517689): application materials include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements discussing teaching and research goals; a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on November 20, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt at facdev@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 desire accommodation, please contact Joan Watson at jmwatson@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.