AISB opportunities Bulletin Item
Assistant Professorship (tenure-track) in Machine Learning/AI, Blacksburg VA (U.S.A.)
The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, from candidates with expertise in artificial intelligence having specific emphasis on machine learning or reasoning under uncertainty. The department is in the process of making multiple hires over multiple years in this area. Candidates should have a record of scholarship, leadership, and collaboration in computing and interdisciplinary areas; demonstrated ability to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in AI and related subjects; sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community; and the skills to establish and grow a multidisciplinary research group. CS@VT has 36 tenure-track research-oriented faculty including 12 NSF CAREER award winners, PhD production among the top 30 in the USA, and annual research expenditures exceeding .5 million. The department is home to the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu), a university-wide effort that brings together faculty with strengths in machine learning, big data, and data mining applied to problems of national interest. There also are rich opportunities in a highly collaborative department with strengths in HCI, HPC, computational biology and bioinformatics, information retrieval, software engineering, CyberArts, and CS education. Beyond the department, there are opportunities for collaboration in machine learning with faculty in ECE and Statistics. Research on security and personal health informatics is possible in collaboration with the VT-Carilion Research Institute associated with the VT-Carilion School of Medicine. CS@VT is part of the College of Engineering (www.eng.vt.edu) in a comprehensive research university with more than 26,000 students. This hire is for the main campus in Blacksburg (see http://www.vt.edu/where_we_are/blacksburg), consistently ranked among the country?s best places to live. Salary for suitably qualified applicants is competitive and commensurate with experience. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Early applications are encouraged. Applications must be submitted online to https://jobs.vt.edu for posting #0122414. Applicant screening will begin December 31, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Doug Bowman, AI/ML Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.