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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 School of Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks applications for an open rank tenure/tenure track position in Human-Autonomy Collaboration which includes topics at the intersections between the disciplines of human-systems interaction, human factors, cognition, robotics, autonomy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Examples of relevant research areas include: machine models of human performance; design and analysis of systems that feature cognition, control, and decision making between humans and machines; cyber-human systems; social robotics; cognitive engineering; and virtual and augmented reality. Application domains of interest include but are not limited to: autonomous vehicles and transportation, robotics, health and medicine, privacy and security, digital manufacturing, environmental sustainability, smart cities, and generative design.

    The faculty member has the opportunity to join the Link Lab, UVA's world-class center of excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This initiative includes faculty drawn from multiple departments and builds on UVA's strengths and pioneering work in areas such as body sensors, smart buildings, wireless health, resilient infrastructure, and intelligent transportation 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. via cross-cutting research transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries.

    The position will be in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Department is the home for world-leading research and education in the design and management of complex systems that integrate people and technology at scales ranging from personal devices to large-scale infrastructure.

    A doctoral degree in engineering, computer science, or closely related field is required 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. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, as appropriate for the candidate's rank, and a commitment to teaching excellence. Appointment with tenure requires documented excellence in research and teaching, and an emerging national reputation. 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.
    To apply, visit jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85649. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests and background, and contact information for three references. Applicant screening begins November 16, 2018 and the position remains open to applicants until filled.

    For questions about the position, please contact Professor Peter Beling, Search Chair, at beling@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, skh7b@virginia.edu.
    UVA is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University 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.

  • 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.