CyberEdge Journal

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Faculty Positions (2) Available in the Department Of Computer Science

This opening just passed by in my email. Looks like good opportunities for the right people.

Please see the advertisement below for tenure-track faculty positions open at Virginia Tech. Although the position is listed as “artificial intelligence,” we are also looking for people in graphics, visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, and gaming. 

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech ( seeks applicants for up to six tenure-track faculty positions in three areas: artificial intelligence/machine learning, software engineering, and data analytics/cyber security. 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. Selected candidates are expected to travel occasionally to attend professional conferences and meetings.

The two tenured positions seek candidates who can present evidence of high-impact research and publications in top-tier conferences and journals, a strong record of garnering external funding for research and leading a strong research group, and national and/or international visibility through leadership and service in the research community.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence – Blacksburg, VA  Candidates with expertise in artificial intelligence, including but not limited to natural language processing, speech, computer vision and pattern recognition, perception, knowledge representation, humans and AI, game theory, reinforcement learning, machine learning, reasoning under uncertainty, or graphical representation of data including immersive (VR and/or AR) environments and/or gaming are encouraged to apply to this multiple position search. Candidates should have the skills to establish and grow a successful, multidisciplinary research group. Applications must be submitted online to to for posting #TR0140110. Applicant screening will begin on December 15, 2014 and continue until each position is filled.  Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Cliff Shaffer, Search Committee Chair, .

The Department of Computer Science has 37 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 FY2014 were $334 thousand per tenure-track faculty member (i.e., a total of $12.2 million); total research funding at the beginning of FY2015 was $42.8 million. BS, MS, and PhD degrees are offered, with a growing enrollment of over 610 undergraduate majors (14% women) and over 225 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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