Job: Tenure-track positions in game design/development or HCI, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science is searching for
multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty members to join our vibrant,
collaborative, and rapidly growing department. We are especially
encouraging applicants with expertise in either game
design/development *or* human-computer interaction (HCI).

Gaming-focused applicants working in any technical area of digital
game design/development are also encouraged, and this position is one
of several gaming-related faculty searches happening this year as part
of the new Creative Technologies + Experiences strategic growth area.

HCI-focused applicants may complement our faculty’s existing
strengths, including virtual/augmented reality, visualization, social
informatics, tangible interfaces, digital libraries, and creativity
support, or bring new expertise in HCI.

For more details, or to apply:

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.

The department has 39 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 700
undergraduate majors (17% women), 68 MS students, and 181 PhD
students. Departmental research expenditures last year were $14
million. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with a wide
range of productive research groups within the department including
computational biology and bioinformatics, computational science,
computer science education, cybersecurity, data analytics and machine
learning, human-computer interaction, software engineering, and
computer systems. Several research centers led by CS faculty enable
large multidisciplinary efforts, including the Center for
Human-Computer Interaction (, the Discovery Analytics
Center (, stack@cs, the Synergistic Environments for
Experimental Computing Center (, the
Biocomplexity Institute (, and the Institute for
Creativity, Arts, and Technology ( The department also
plays a central role in several university-wide research and teaching
initiatives (, leading to new
investments in Data Analytics and Decision Sciences, Integrated
Security, Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities,
and Creative Technologies and Experiences. The department is in the
College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 15th and
graduate program ranks 21st among U.S. engineering schools (U.S. News
& World Report, 2015).

These faculty positions are located at the main campus in Blacksburg,
VA, in a region that is consistently ranked among the country’s best
places to live. The positions require occasional travel to
professional meetings. Virginia Tech is committed to building a
culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from
women and minorities. Selected candidates must pass a criminal
background check prior to employment.

Applications must be submitted online to for posting
#TR0160116. Applicant screening will begin on November 20, 2016 and
continue until positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to
Dr. Ali Butt, Search Committee Chair,


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