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Job ID: 140010

Computer Science Faculty Openings
Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2020
Title Computer Science Faculty Openings
University Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
Department Department of Computer Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer Science

Computer Science Faculty Openings
VCU College of Engineering

The Department of Computer Science of the College of Engineering (CoEgr) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has multiple faculty openings at all ranks. As part of a premier research university situated in Virginia’s capital city, VCU’s computer science department has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs and collaborates closely with many VCU schools and departments. Additional information about the department’s programs and faculty may be found at

VCU is a Carnegie-classified very high research activity university, and is one of the top 100 universities in the U.S. in federal R&D expenditures. The CoEgr is in an extensive growth stage. Since 2008 it has doubled the number of its faculty and is slated to open a state-of-the-art research facility in 2020. Embarked on rapid growth, the computer science department currently has 26 tenure-track, tenured and term faculty members.

Candidates should be qualified for an appointment based on excellence in publication, funding and graduate and undergraduate teaching. Well-qualified candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in computer science or software engineering. The desirable candidate with a Ph.D. in computer science will have relevant professional experience, such as completion of postdoctoral research training or relatable experience in industry. Candidates with a Ph.D. in areas of software engineering or cybersecurity who do not yet possess professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
Senior-level candidates must have a well-developed research portfolio with evidence of substantial external funding.

Application Process: Candidates should upload their application at position F66090 a single PDF file in the "other document" section that includes, in this order: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and e-mail addresses of four references (five references for Full Professors). Reference letters will be requested by the search committee only for the short-listed candidates.

Only complete applications that meet the required qualifications will be considered.
Review of applications will start April 6, 2020, and will continue until filled.
For additional information, please contact Chair of the faculty search committee, Prof. Lukasz Kurgan, email: or phone: (804) 827-3986.

  • Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
    Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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