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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Chris Wellekens



The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech ( <>) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in human-centered computing.  Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. Strong candidates from any area related to human-computer interaction, user experience, or interactive computing are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applicants with interests in novel interactive experiences and technologies—including immersive environments (virtual reality and augmented reality), multi-sensory displays, multi-modal input, visualization, visual analytics, human-robot interaction, game design, and creative technologies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Creativity & Innovation (C&I) Strategic Growth Area, one of several new university-wide initiatives at Virginia Tech (see <>).  The C&I Strategic Growth Area is focused on empowering partners and stakeholders to collaborate on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship efforts that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Faculty working together in this area comprise a vibrant ecosystem that melds the exploration of innovative technologies and the design of creative experiences with best practices for developing impact-driven and meaningful outcomes and solutions.  Candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research that aligns with the C&I vision ( <>) are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also have opportunities for collaboration in the interdisciplinary Center for Human-Computer Interaction ( <>) that includes nearly 40 faculty across campus; the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology ( <>) housed in the new Moss Arts Center; and the Discovery Analytics Center ( <>).

Applications must be submitted online to <> for posting #TR0170152.  Applicant screening will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Doug Bowman, Search Committee Chair, <>.

Doug A. Bowman
Frank J. Maher Professor, Computer Science
Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Fellow, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Virginia Tech
Twitter: @CHCI_VT

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