Faculty Positions in Computer Science

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech is in a periodof dramatic growth and opportunity. With substantial multi-yearinvestments from the Commonwealth of Virginia and infrastructureinvestments by Virginia Tech, we anticipate hiring multiple facultymembers at all ranks and in all areas for several years. We seekcandidates for tenured or tenure-track positions who are motivatedto contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community. Weembrace Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (“That I May Serve”): weare committed to research, education, service, and inclusivity thatmakes a positive difference in the lives of people, communities,and the world.We seek candidates at all ranks and in all areas of computerscience, and from all backgrounds and lived experiences. Thepositions include packages and resources to enable success. Our newcolleagues will benefit from the department’s highly-focusedfaculty development and mentoring program, as well as numeroussuccessful collaborations with government, national labs, andindustry partners. Candidates for all positions must have a Ph.D.in computer science or a related field at the time of appointmentand a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration incomputing research. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expectedto initiate and develop independent research that isinternationally recognized for excellence, conscientiously mentorresearch-oriented graduate students, teach effectively at bothgraduate and undergraduate levels, and serve the university andtheir professional communities.The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment toincrease faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure awelcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; toadvance our research, teaching, and service mission throughinclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformationthrough institutionalized structures. We cultivate a workingenvironment that respects differences in gender, race, ethnicity,sexual orientation, physical ability/qualities, and religiousstatus. We strongly encourage applications from traditionallyunderrepresented communities to join us in this criticalendeavor.The department currently has 57 faculty members, including 47tenured or tenure-track faculty, 15 early career awardees, andnumerous recipients of faculty awards from IBM, Intel, AMD,Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others. CS faculty members directseveral interdisciplinary research centers, including the Centerfor Human-Computer Interaction and the Discovery Analytics Center.The department is home to over 1,200 undergraduate majors and over300 graduate students, with university commitments to grow allprograms significantly. The department is in the College ofEngineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduateprogram ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR).Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in anarea consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.In addition, our program in the Washington, D.C., area offersunique proximity to government and industry partners and is alsoexpanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech’s exciting new InnovationCampus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. Candidates forfaculty positions at the Innovation Campus are encouraged to applyto the separate announcement for those opportunities.The positions require occasional travel to professional meetings.Selected candidates must pass a criminal background check prior toemployment. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ali R. Butt, searchcommittee chair, at [email protected] QualificationsAn earned PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at thetime of the appointment and a rank-appropriate record ofscholarship and collaboration in computing research.Record of significant research accomplishments (e.g. publications)and rank-appropriate record of professional service.Ability to contribute to the department’s teaching mission.Preferred QualificationsDemonstrated interest in collaborative research in fieldsrepresented by department’s existing faculty or plannedhiring.Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collaboratively withfaculty from a variety of disciplines.Contributions to improving the diversity of the discipline andexperience in working effectively with a diverse studentpopulation.Recognition of research excellence as demonstrated by e.g. bestpaper or society awards.Instructional experience in higher education.Appointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date12/2/2020Additional InformationCandidates are required to submit a CV, Cover Letter, TeachingStatement, and Research Statement. A Diversity Statement may besubmitted consideration, but it not required.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 30, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

One year on Best Western® kicking goals

first_imgBest Western Plus Lake Kawana HotelOne year on, Best Western® kicking goalsAnniversary of changeover to property-direct modelTwelve months on, Best Western Australasia is marking the milestone of a successful first year since the transition to a Property Direct Relationship (PDR) for properties in Australia and New Zealand, implemented 1 June 2018.Consistent with Best Western International’s experience in other markets, the move to the PDR structure has been delivering solid results and increasing benefits for hotels.The well-known brand has signed on six new hotels since the changeover, with a solid pipeline of new recruits to join in the coming twelve months. Room revenue has grown 8% year on year, and the revenue contributions of the organisation’s award-winning loyalty program, Best Western Rewards, have almost doubled.Managing Director Graham Perry says it’s been an incredibly busy, challenging and rewarding year since the changeover.“June 1 was really the beginning of a new era,” says Perry. “Since that time, we’ve essentially reviewed and refined everything we do in our Australasian operations, looking at how we can do things better.”“As a team, we’ve articulated our three key strategic goals, and are working relentlessly to achieve these, namely: to build scale with new hotels across our 13 brands, grow our direct business via Best Western Rewards and continue to drive an appropriate return on investment (ROI) for our hoteliers.”“We’ve been very single minded in our pursuit of mission of ‘enhancing brand equity and increasing customer value’ and our vision of ‘leading the industry in superior customer care’, for our hotels and importantly our guests.”“Internally, we’ve strengthened our team, recruiting strong talent to complement our existing team members, providing us the optimal blend of corporate memory and new energy and ideas, across Sales & Marketing, Revenue Optimisation and Hotel Support. We’ve recommitted to New Zealand by recruiting a Regional Manager, New Zealand and the Pacific based in Auckland.”“Collectively, the team’s changes have enabled us to reinvigorate our performance, facilitating greater creativity, innovation and improved project management as we look to implement new initiatives to deliver more business and an even greater ROI to our hotels.”“We’ve also spent the year looking outward, as well as inward, seeking to raise our profile to permit us a seat at the table for discussions on industry issues like skills shortages, OTA matters including rate parity and ensuring there’s a level playing field.”“I am confident that we have come through the transition of the last 12 months stronger, and well positioned for growth and success throughout the rest of this year and into the next, with a team that is committed to our hotels’ success.”“I believe that we’re truly on the road to making Best Western ‘The Place to Be’.”About Best Western® Hotels & ResortsBest Western Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hotel brand headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, with a global network of over 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide*, including 105 hotels across Australasia.Best Western offers 13 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market. Best Western branded hotels include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, GLō®, AidenSM, SadieSM, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature Collection®. Through recent acquisition, Best Western now also offers WorldHotels® brands. Completing its portfolio, Best Western offers  SureStay®,  SureStay Plus®, and SureStay Collection® franchises**.Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 61 of the brand’s Australasian hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2018, 19 being recognised as TripAdvisor Hall of Fame winners, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-midscale and midscale hotel brands respectively for two consecutive years, and Fast Company honouring Best Western Hotels & Resorts with a spot in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality category.Nearly 40 million travellers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western-branded hotel worldwide.* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.**All Best Western and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.Source = Best Western Hotels & Resorts Australasialast_img read more