Instructional Faculty in Computer Science

Virginia Tech
Computer Science

The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus and the Department of Computer Science seek applicants for one non-tenure-track instructional faculty position for our graduate programs based in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Qualified candidates may be considered for appointments at the ranks of assistant or associate collegiate professor or professor of practice.  Additionally, we seek to hire candidates who can contribute to advancing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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.

Successful candidates will have a primary commitment to our instructional mission.  Duties will include graduate level teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. To the extent possible, collegiate faculty members and professors of practice 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.

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.

The Innovation Campus currently has 14 faculty members including 12 accomplished, tenured, award-winning faculty with appointments in Virginia Tech’s highly ranked Computer Science and Computer Engineering academic 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.

Required Qualifications

For collegiate faculty, an earned Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field by appointment start date.

For professors of practice, a Master’s degree in computer science or closely related field and significant professional experience in a computing related field.

Ability to contribute to the department’s teaching mission at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability in higher education instruction and/or public or private sector practice, with promise for being a leader in the instructional mission.

An interest in engaging with external partners in the development and execution of curricular experiences.

Demonstrated interest in curriculum development and innovation, particularly project-based learning and experiential learning opportunities.

Contributions to improving the diversity of the discipline, and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population.

A record of accomplishments in CS education research areas such as those mentioned above.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online to 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 12/15/22 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sara Hooshangi, search committee chair, at

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 Samantha Pipkin at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.