Posting Summary: The Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Systems and Information Engineering are forming a new academic department at the University of Virginia (UVA) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) with the mission of being world leaders in responding to some of society's most pressing challenges. Candidates for these tenured or tenure-track positions with expertise in the following research areas are our highest priority.
- Environmental Data Science: novel data science and big data approaches applied to critical problems in global water systems, climate change, public health engineering, environmental sustainability and resilience, and/or the water-energy nexus; large, distributed environmental data collection and analysis; satellite remote sensing; and climate engineering.
- Integrated Infrastructure, Large-Scale Systems, and Decision Support: holistic civil infrastructure systems modeling and management; risk assessment and analysis; novel remote sensing methods; systems analysis and control to assure performance in the face of physical and cyber attacks; broadly, all means of understanding the underlying physical processes, tying them to human needs, and using these three categories to guide decisions for support of these systems.
- Human-Automation Collaboration: modeling and simulation to represent human performance, cognition and behavior in the design and evaluation of systems comprising human/automation interactions. We are interested in applications in all areas of large-scale systems to include health care, security, intelligent engineering infrastructure (e.g. "smart cities"), transportation, water quality and quantity delivery, and industrial process control.
- Integrative Data Engineering: active health monitoring and control; sensor management and control; infrastructure health monitoring; human and public health; situational awareness of large scale systems possibly across networks of connected objects and devices; predictive and prescriptive analysis at scale and in real-time, design for acquisition, analysis, and sense-making of data.
We seek thought leaders with deep disciplinary strength, but also a demonstrable interest in working in the interdisciplinary environment of human- and socio-technical systems. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment and be able to support the teaching mission of the new department, which will offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in civil engineering and in systems 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, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA; search posting number 0622027. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. Questions about this position can be directed to Search Committee Chair Teresa Culver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.