Faculty Searches

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech is growing rapidly.  We anticipate hiring multiple  faculty members at all ranks and in all areas for the next several years.  We are currently inviting applications for a faculty member to serve as the founding director of a new Masters of Engineering in Computer Science program, to be located in Northern Virginia.  See below for details. 

Details about additional positions will be posted by August, 2019.

Director, MS of Engineering in Computer Science Program

The department seeks applications for a full-time, academic year, non-tenure-track faculty position that will serve as the Director of the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Computer Science program. This position is based in the National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia facilities in Falls Church and Arlington, and soon at the new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA.

The successful candidate will lead a group responsible for the recruitment, teaching and advising of graduate students in the NCR-based MEng-CS program, in coordination with CS department leadership. Interaction with local industry and government agencies is also expected. The successful candidate will mentor students, teach courses, and contribute to the overall development and assessment of the academic degree program. As a full member of the department faculty, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in sponsored research, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc.

Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be hired as either a collegiate faculty member or a professor of practice. Both of these ranks are non-tenured, renewable positions that offer a clear promotion path (assistant, associate, full) with increasingly long-term contracts. Since this position is a leadership position and requires relevant experience, it is expected that the successful candidate will be hired at the associate or full rank. Collegiate faculty appointments require a PhD in computer science or related field at the time of appointment. Candidates with an MS in computer science or a related field plus extensive relevant professional experience are encouraged to apply as well, and will be eligible for appointments as professors of practice.

The department currently has 53 teaching faculty, including 47 tenured or tenure-track faculty, over 950 undergraduate majors, and over 250 graduate students. The CS program in the NCR currently has nine faculty members; recent state investments will allow the program to more than double in size over the next several years. The department is in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR).

Successful candidates should give evidence of commitment to issues of diversity in the campus community. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented communities. 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 jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0190062.  Applicant screening will begin on July 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Cliff Shaffer, Search Committee Chair, shaffer@vt.edu.