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  • Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems and Environment (ESE)


    The Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, the home of civil, systems and environmental engineering at the University of Virginia, is looking for outstanding visiting professors for 2019/2020 (one calendar year, starting June 2019 or August 2019). Visiting professors will contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department. The teaching expectation is one fall course and one spring course. One course would be a mutually agreed upon elective course at any level and one course would be an appropriate (to the professor’s expertise) core course in either the systems or civil engineering curriculum. Visiting professors are also expected to engage in research activities with the appropriate faculty and students. ESE will pay one-half (50 percent) of the visitor’s calendar year salary, with the assumption that the remainder of the salary is from the home institution. Interested faculty are asked to send a cover letter and CV to the department chair, Brian Smith, at briansmith@virginia.edu.

  • Tenure Track/Tenured Open Rank in Human-Anatomy Collaboration


    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/UVAJobs 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/ 

  • Open-rank tenured and tenure-track faculty appointments in fields related to Cyber Security

    Multiple appointments, multi-department search


    The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks highly-qualified applicants for multiple open-rank tenured and tenure-track faculty appointments in fields related to Cyber Security. This search is part of a university-wide Cyber Security initiative that will promote collaborative activity across SEAS and UVA. Candidates may have an opportunity for appointments in multiple departments and schools and may seek an affiliated position in UVA’s Data Science Institute.

    All relevant areas of research will be considered, including, but not limited to:

    • Cyber Resilience: Systems modeling and analytical tools to support design of systems that would be resilient to cyber attack.
    • Behavioral Security: Predictive and analytical behavior modeling, sociotechnical security, social and cognitive psychology approaches, building organizational resilience.
    • Foundations: Theory of security and privacy, models of trust and risk, secure communication and computation, cryptography, threat modeling, anonymity-based models, and knowledge-hiding models.
    • Machine Learning in Cyber Security: deep learning for network intrusion detection systems, cyber threat hunting at global scale through analysis.
    • Policy and Analysis: Cyber deterrence and response, cyber defense policy, public/private security partnerships, cyber regulatory frameworks, ethical issues, and data science.
    • Privacy: Data and computation privacy, anonymization techniques for users and their data, and private information retrieval.
    • Secure Systems: Secure O/S, databases, networks, cloud systems, hardware, embedded systems, and mobile devices/apps, CPS/IoT systems.
    • Security and Privacy Applications: Forensics, malware and vulnerability analysis, human-centric security, electronic commerce.

    Faculty will engage in funded research, teach and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and perform service for the institution and professional organizations. Rank, tenure status and compensation are contingent upon experience. UVA is proud to have a strong culture of collaboration and collegiality and is committed to creating collaborative and diverse environments necessary to solve the next generation of research challenges.

    A Ph.D. in a relevant field must be in hand by the start date of the appointment. A commitment to teaching excellence is essential, as is evidence of an explicit commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups. For a tenure-track appointment, potential to develop a strong and high-impact publication record, and potential to obtain extramural funding in the areas of interest outlined above, are required. For an appointment with tenure, the applicant must have an emerging or established national reputation, a documented line of research related to the areas of interest outlined above, and a track record of existing and sustained extramural funding. Preference will be given to candidates that are collaborative in nature across schools and would complement or expand the university’s current strengths in Cyber Security. Applicants with a respect for diversity and a passion for making a positive impact on the world in a collaborative environment are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624620. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and contact information for at least three references. Review of candidates will begin 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled.

    For questions about the position, please contact Professor Peter Beling, the search chair, at beling@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, at skh7b@virginia.edu.

    UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

    For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.

    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.

  • Modeling and Simulation at the Human-Technology Frontier

    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 lbarnes@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, at skh7b@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 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.