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Virginia Tech: Faculty in AI/Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Data Analytics


Virginia Tech seeks applicants for one tenure-track and two tenured faculty positions in three areas: artificial intelligence/machine learning, software engineering, and data analytics/cyber security.



Virginia Tech At: Virginia Tech
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Web: www.cs.vt.edu/


The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for one tenure-track and two tenured 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.

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, or reasoning under uncertainty are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have the skills to establish and grow a successful, multidisciplinary research group.

_Contact_:
Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0140110.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Cliff Shaffer, Search Committee Chair, shaffer@cs.vt.edu .

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.

Associate/Full Professor in Software Engineering - Blacksburg, VA

Candidates with research breadth and depth across several areas of software engineering, including but not limited to program analysis, mobile applications, web-based software, software quality, scripting languages, middleware, and parallel computing are encouraged to apply.

_Contact_:
Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0140109.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Eli Tilevich, Search Committee Chair, tilevich@cs.vt.edu.

Associate/Full Professor in Data Analytics/Cyber Security - National Capital Region (NCR)

Candidates with research depth and breadth in data analytics, data mining, "big data", data science, or cyber security, 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 cyber security 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 cyber security education and research (see: www.cyber.vt.edu/).

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.

_Contact_:
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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