Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interactive Computing, Virginia Tech

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interactive Computing, Virginia Tech
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:01am to Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:59pm

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions in interactive computing. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field at the time of appointment, a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration in computing and interdisciplinary areas, sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community, and will be required to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. The position requires occasional travel to professional conferences and meetings.

Strong candidates from any area related to interactive computing are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Candidates who complement existing strengths in human-computer interaction, graphics, intelligent user interfaces, visualization, visual analytics, human interaction with big data, augmented reality, tangible interfaces, human-robot interaction, game design, creativity support, or computing in the arts and humanities are especially encouraged.  Candidates have opportunities for collaboration in the interdisciplinary Center for Human-Computer Interaction (hci.vt.edu) which includes 30 faculty across campus, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (icat.vt.edu ) housed in the new Moss Center for the Arts, and the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu). Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu for posting # TR0150108. Applicant screening will begin on November 20, 2015 and continue until each position is filled.  Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Chris North, Search Committee Chairnorth@vt.edu.

The Department of Computer Science has 40 research oriented tenure-track faculty and ~10 postdocs/research faculty.  There are a total 12 NSF/DOE CAREER awardees in the department. Research expenditures for FY2015 were $412 thousand per tenure-track faculty member (i.e., a total of $15.5 million); total research funding at the beginning of FY2015 was $43.4 million. BS, MS, and PhD degrees are offered, with a growing enrollment of over 610 undergraduate majors (14% women) and over 270 PhD/MS students. In 2010, CS@VT was ranked 5th in the country in recruiting quality of CS undergrads by the Wall Street Journal.The department is in the College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program was ranked 8th and graduate program was ranked 12th among public engineering schools in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.

Early applications are encouraged. We welcome applications from women or minorities. Salary for suitably qualified applicants is competitive and commensurate with experience. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

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