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Virginia Tech: Data Analytics/Cyber Security Faculty Position

Candidates with research depth and breadth in data analytics, data mining, "big data", data science, or cybersecurity, are encouraged to apply.

Virginia Tech At: Virginia Tech
Location: Northern Capital Region (NCR), VA
Web: cs.vt.edu

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) invites applications for a full-time tenured position, at the rank of Associate/Full Professor in Data Analytics/Cybersecurity, in the National Capital Region (NCR).

This tenured faculty position seeks a candidate 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. Candidates with research depth and breadth in data analytics, data mining, "big data", data science, or cybersecurity, including technologies for and applications in information security, network security, and trustworthy computing are encouraged to apply. Candidates working at the intersection of data analytics and cybersecurity are especially encouraged. Candidates should present a proven ability to initiate and sustain collaborations within computing as well as with application specialists.

The Department of Computer Science is home to the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu) that leads "big data" research on campus. Computer science faculty also participate in university-wide efforts at cybersecurity education and research (see: www.cyber.vt.edu/).

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, demonstrated ability to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community, and will be required to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. The selected candidate is expected to travel occasionally to attend professional conferences and meetings.

The successful candidate will contribute to the research and graduate programs in NCR and collaborate with faculty at Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg, VA. The NCR campus (www.ncr.vt.edu) is located near Washington D.C./Falls Church area and houses the Virginia Tech Research Center (www.ncr.vt.edu/arlington) in Arlington, VA.

Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0140107.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan, Search Committee Chair, naren@cs.vt.edu.

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.

Applicant screening will begin on December 15, 2014 and continue until each position is filled. 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.

Virginia Tech is an AA/EEO employer; applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

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