Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position in the Department of Engineering Systems & Environment

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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    Full Time
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    1st Shift

The Department of Engineering Systems and Environment (ESE) at the University Virginia (UVA) invites applications for an open rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position in support of the ESE’s mission: to advance the design, management, and operation of complex systems integrating people and technology across scales.

ESE is a newly established department that includes faculty and students working on engineering systems ranging from personalized technologies, to decision-support systems for companies and organizations, to large-scale civil and environmental infrastructure. Current research focus areas in the department include: (1) health care systems engineering, (2) smart cities, (3) environmental engineering, (4) intelligent decision and control systems, (5) systems assurance and resilience, and (6) cyber-human systems. More information on these areas can be found at https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/engineering-systems-and-environment/research. The department has experienced strong growth in external funding and graduate programs, with over 40 faculty, 200 graduate students, 400 undergraduate students, and $10 million in annual research expenditures.

We seek applications from candidates that can contribute to advancing any of the six research focus areas listed above. Of particular interest are candidates whose research advances either smart and connected communities, health care, or defense/aerospace application domains. We seek candidates both advancing general methods and those advancing knowledge for specific application domains. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements and multiplies the current strengths of the department, contributes to advancing technology for the public good, and promotes a collaborative, diverse, and vibrant community.

We encourage applications from faculty seeking to address complex, systems-oriented research problems that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. UVA provides many opportunities for cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. For example, many ESE faculty are members of the Link Lab (http://linklab.virginia.edu), UVA's world-class center of excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with faculty from across the Engineering School. Many also particulate in pan-university institutes like the Environmental Resilience Institute (https://eri.virginia.edu) and the newly founded School of Data Science (https://datascience.virginia.edu), bringing engineering perspectives to these broader initiatives across UVA. Joint appointment with other departments is also very common and encouraged within the Engineering School at UVA.



Candidates must have a doctoral degree in engineering, computer science, or closely related field prior to the start date of this position. Candidates must be able to contribute to the teaching mission of the department, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in systems engineering and in civil engineering. A record of excellence in research, as appropriate for the candidate's rank, and a commitment to teaching excellence is required. Appointment with tenure requires documented excellence in research and teaching, and an emerging national reputation.

Please apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Open-Rank-Tenure-Track-Tenured-Faculty-Position-in-the-Department-of-Engineering-Systems-and-Environment_R0010956 and attach the following required applicant documents:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Summary of Research Interests and background
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

Applicant screening will begin November 1, 2019 and applications will be given full consideration if submitted before December 1, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The expected start date will be in August 2020. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Jonathan Goodall, Search Chair, at goodall@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, rkh6j@virginia.edu.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy. This position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA).

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/. In addition, UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area.  To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/  

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.



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University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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