Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Cyber-Physical Systems

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks innovative and collaborative applicants to join its world class center of research excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Qualified faculty will join the Link Lab, where over 20 faculty from multiple departments and schools collaborate on cross-cutting research. This multi-million dollar initiative is dedicated to solving the most critical problems facing society by transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. Application areas of interest include but are not limited to autonomous systems and robotics, smart and connected health, and smart and connected cities and rural communities.

Multiple open rank, tenured, or tenure-track faculty positions and joint appointments are available across multiple departments, including:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Systems and Information Engineering

A broad range of CPS research areas will be considered, including but not limited to:

  • Human-centered design for CPS; human-automation interaction
  • Sensor design, including RF sensing, novel sensing devices, and application thereof
  • RF and mixed-signal circuits as applied to CPS
  • Machine learning and/or signal processing as applied to CPS
  • Embedded and real-time systems as applied to CPS
  • Communications, networking, and management to support the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Formal and model-based reasoning through all levels of CPS design and operation
  • Secure, safe, and resilient CPS

Successful candidates will be expected to engage in funded research, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and perform service for the institution and professional organizations. Rank, tenure-status, and compensation are contingent upon experience. A PhD in science or engineering is required by the start date of appointment. A commitment to teaching and advising excellence and evidence of an explicit commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups are essential. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, as appropriate for the candidate’s rank, with a preference for transdisciplinary research experience. Appointment with tenure requires documented excellence in research and teaching, and an emerging national reputation. Preference will be given to candidates whose research would complement or expand the School’s current strengths (http://engineering.virginia.edu/research). 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 0622128. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Applicant screening begins December 11, 2017, and the positions remain open to applicants until filled.

For questions about the position, please contact John Lach at jlach@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Ellen Missana at ejm6n@virginia.edu.

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST AND POST DOC POSITIONS

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks to hire multiple Research Scientists and Post Doc (Research Associates) to support the newly formed Link Lab. The incumbents are expected to perform one or more of the following activities: generate novel research, write proposals, direct graduate students, work with multiple faculty members, build and maintain CPS systems and support the transfer of technology to Industry. Specific examples of research areas of particular interest to our program include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal and model-based reasoning through all levels of design and operation
  • Sensor design, including RF sensing, novel sensing devices, and application thereof
  • RF and mixed-signal circuits
  • Robotics, drones, and autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Machine learning and signal processing as applied to cyber-physical systems
  • Communications, and networking and applications to support the internet of things
  • Cyber-Physical Systems with humans in the loop; human-automation interaction
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart and Connected Health
  • Other areas related to Cyber-Physical Systems

To be considered for the Post Doc (Research Associates), candidates must have a PhD in an engineering field or science or, preferably in Computer Science and Engineering, or Electrical engineering. Research experience and significant implementation experience in one of the areas of interest to the Link Lab is strongly preferred. Proficient knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet, database software, power point, statistics and other software used in scientific research analysis are required. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, willing to take the lead and work independently and as a team member. Ability to write and communicate clearly and complete research findings in the English language are a must.

To apply: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82994

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To be considered for the Research Scientist positions, candidates must have a PhD in an engineering field or science or, preferably in Computer Science and Engineering, or Electrical engineering. Research experience, or previous post-doctoral work, or significant implementation experience in one of the areas of interest to the Link Lab is strongly preferred. Proficient knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet, database software, power point, statistics and other software used in scientific research analysis are required. Previous experience with writing government, foundation and corporate grant proposals is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, willing to take the lead and work independently and as a team member. Ability to write and communicate clearly and complete research findings in the English language are a must.

For both positions, candidates must possess knowledge and advanced technical skills in computer systems, embedded systems, and/or robotics and proficiency with C/C++ and Python programming in Linux and machine learning and data is desirable but not required.

To apply: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82995

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