[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Virginia Tech hiring VIS faculty positions

Chris North north at cs.vt.edu
Fri Sep 29 19:56:45 CEST 2017


Computer Science at Virginia Tech is hiring two new faculty positions in areas related to VIS.  We’r also hiring several other positions for HCI, Security, as well as a teaching focused position.  If interested, connect with me at VIS to discuss.

-Chris North
 http://people.cs.vt.edu/~north/ <http://people.cs.vt.edu/~north/> 


The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu <https://web.archive.org/web/20170207020313/http://www.cs.vt.edu/>) seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in data analytics.  Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered.

Candidates with research depth and breadth in data analytics, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, text mining, natural language processing, information retrieval, interactive visual analytics, data visualization, high-performance analysis, social informatics, or data science are encouraged to apply. Candidates working at the intersection of data analytics and application domains such as cyber-security or urban computing are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should present an ability to initiate and sustain collaborations within computing as well as with data domain scientists. 

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Data & Decisions destination area, one of several new university-wide initiatives at Virginia Tech (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas <http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas>).  Data & Decisions is focused on advancing the human condition and society with better decisions through data. Faculty collaborating in this area integrate data analytics and decision sciences across the transdisciplinary research and curriculum efforts at Virginia Tech. The university is hiring numerous faculty in Data & Decisions over the next four years.  Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Data & Decisions.

Computer Science at Virginia Tech
The Department of Computer Science is home to the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu <http://dac.cs.vt.edu/>), which leads big-data analytics research on campus. Data analytics faculty collaborate in interdisciplinary research groups, including the Center for Human Computer Interaction <http://www.hci.vt.edu/>, the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics <https://cbia.pamplin.vt.edu/>, the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory <https://www.bi.vt.edu/sdal>, and the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory <https://www.bi.vt.edu/ndssl>. Faculty also participate in data analytics education initiatives (analytics.cs.vt.edu <http://analytics.cs.vt.edu/>), including the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics <https://www.ais.science.vt.edu/programs/cmda.html> undergraduate program.

The department has 47 teaching faculty, including 42 tenured or tenure-track faculty, over 840 undergraduate majors, and more than 250 graduate students. Departmental annual research expenditures over the last four years average $13 million. The department is in the College of Engineering <http://www.eng.vt.edu/>, whose undergraduate program ranks 14th and graduate program ranks 27th among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR, 2017).  These two new positions are located at the main campus in Blacksburg, VA <http://www.blacksburg.gov/>, in a region that is consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. 

Requirements and Applications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or related field at the time of appointment and a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration in computing research, broadly defined.  Successful candidates should give evidence of sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, and develop a high quality research program. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings. Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu <https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/> (posting forthcoming). Applicant screening will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Chris North, Search Committee Chair, north at cs.vt.edu <mailto:north at cs.vt.edu>.

[Draft]  Official announcements will be posted here soon:  http://www.cs.vt.edu/FacultySearch <http://www.cs.vt.edu/FacultySearch> 

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