Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applicants for an open rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the area of modeling and simulation at the human-technology frontier. We are seeking candidates who are committed to fundamental research enabling intelligent systems such as virtual humans and robots to seamlessly interact with humans. Interdisciplinary researchers across schools and institutes at UVA are creating translational human-in-the-loop technologies such as data-driven modeling of human behavior, immersive interactive teaching simulations, simulation-based training for medical professionals, game-based learning to improve cultural competence, and intelligent cognitive assistants for mental health.
We seek a leader in the engineering and technological aspects who will collaborate with colleagues across UVA on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of next-generation human-in-the-loop modeling and simulation technologies. The ideal candidate will provide intellectual leadership in one or more of the technological areas necessary for creating simulation-based training environments, including computational modeling of human behavior, natural language processing, affective computing, social robotics, embodied conversational agents, and/or virtual/augmented/mixed reality.
The faculty member will have the opportunity to hold an appointment in the Link Lab, UVA’s world-class center of excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This initiative includes over two dozen faculty drawn from multiple departments and builds on UVA’s strengths and pioneering work in areas such as smart cities, smart health, and autonomous systems. The lab hosts a unique, collaborative cohort of researchers dedicated to solving the most critical problems at the intersection of the cyber and physical worlds. It is committed to cross-cutting research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries in order to make fundamental contributions to technology and engineering that are grounded in and applied to real-world problems to benefit the greater good. Additionally, UVA offers extensive opportunities for collaborative research with the Curry School of Education and Human Development, the Data Science Institute, the Center for Global Health, the Behavior Research at Darden Lab, the Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV), the Center for Engineering and Medicine, the Center for Diabetes Technology, and the Environmental Resilience Institute.
The position will be in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment. The mission of the Department is to provide world-leading research and education on engineering contributions to the solution of society's most pressing challenges. Candidates must be able to support the teaching mission of the Department, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in systems engineering and in civil engineering. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, as appropriate to rank, and a commitment to teaching excellence. A doctoral degree is required prior to the start date of this position in engineering, computer science, or a closely related field.
The department is committed to creating an environment where a diverse group of capable individuals interact and collaborate to learn and advance knowledge without barriers. Preference will be given to candidates who would flourish in and support a collaborative, diverse community and who would complement or expand the strengths of the Department's current faculty.
Review of candidates will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until positions are filled.
For questions about the position, please contact Professor Laura Barnes, the search chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, at email@example.com.
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 Department and the University of Virginia are 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.