[Infovis] Tenure-Track Faculty Position in VIS at Virginia Tech
north at cs.vt.edu
Sat Sep 19 17:54:28 CEST 2015
Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science is hiring Tenure-Track Faculty positions in areas related to VIS.
An Interactive Computing position includes 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.
There are also open positions in Data Analytics and Cyber Security.
See details below. Please forward on to others who may be interested.
Faculty Search - 2015/16
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) <http://www.cs.vt.edu/> seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions in three areas: interactive computing, cyber security, and data analytics. 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.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interactive Computing – Blacksburg, VA
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 <http://hci.vt.edu/>) which includes 30 faculty across campus, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (icat.vt.edu <http://icat.vt.edu/> ) housed in the new Moss Center for the Arts, and the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu <http://dac.cs.vt.edu/>). Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu <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 Chair, north at vt.edu <mailto:north at vt.edu>.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cyber Security – Blacksburg, VA
Candidates with expertise in cyber security, including technologies for and applications in information security, network security, and trustworthy computing are encouraged to apply. Candidates focusing on security issues of cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, sensor networks, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), etc. are especially encouraged. The candidate will join the CS department and also participate in an interdisciplinary team of five faculty in Advanced Manufacturing and share common space and equipment, leveraging established labs and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing ( www.ccam-va.com/ <http://www.ccam-va.com/> ), a public-private partnership in Virginia. There is an active group of cyber security faculty in CS and ECE departments collaborating in research as well as graduate and undergraduate education (see: www.cyber.vt.edu/ <http://www.cyber.vt.edu/> ). Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu <http://jobs.vt.edu/> for posting # TR0150107. Applicant screening will begin on November 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali Butt, Search Committee Chair, butta at cs.vt.edu <mailto:butta at cs.vt.edu>.
Associate/Full Professor in Data Analytics – National Capital Region (NCR)
Candidates with research depth and breadth in data analytics, data mining, “big data”, or data science are encouraged to apply. Candidates working at the intersection of data analytics and cyber-security and at the intersection of data analytics and urban computing are especially encouraged. Candidates should present a proven ability to initiate and sustain collaborations within computing as well as with application specialists. The department is home to the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu <http://dac.cs.vt.edu/>) that leads “big data” research on campus. The successful candidate will contribute to the research and graduate programs in the NCR and collaborate with faculty at Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, VA. The NCR campus (www.ncr.vt.edu <http://www.ncr.vt.edu/>) is located near the Washington D.C./Falls Church area and houses the Virginia Tech Research Center (www.ncr.vt.edu/arlington <http://www.ncr.vt.edu/arlington>) in Arlington, VA. Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu <http://jobs.vt.edu/> for posting # TR0150106. Applicant screening will begin on November 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan, Search Committee Chair, naren at cs.vt.edu <mailto:naren at cs.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 at 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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