Research Professor (Military Programs)

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Professor (Military Programs)

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-27-2017

Posting Summary:
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks candidates for a general faculty Research Professor position, specializing in Military Programs, for the Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) in the Mechanical & Aerospace Department. The incumbent will lead existing multi-faceted Department of Defense projects as well as cultivate new research opportunities for CAB.

The CAB is one of the largest university-based biomechanics laboratories in the world. It was founded in 1989 and has grown steadily since, with a current staff of 9 Principal Investigators from SEAS and the School of Medicine and approximately 50 researchers and support staff in a dedicated, state-of-the-art 35,000 ft2 facility with world-class computational, experimental, mechanical, and biological resources. SEAS at UVA enjoys a strong, dynamic research program within one of the best comprehensive universities in the world. UVA has made it a priority to encourage interdisciplinary research and the Research Professor will strategically position the Center's military programs to benefit from new opportunities presented by UVA's $2.3 billion Strategic Investment Fund, which will provide transformational investments in the quality of UVA's research.

Candidates must possess a PhD in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field and be internationally recognized for research excellence in an area of injury development and mitigation in the area of very high-rate loadings common in military environments, and including the design of personal protective equipment and vehicle safety systems. The incumbent should have a proven record of extramural research funding and experience in managing such projects within the confines of an academic setting. Preference will be given to candidates that have a demonstrated record of collaborative relationships across engineering departments, with other universities, and with medical school researchers.

To apply, visit and search for posting number 0620423. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, statement of research interest, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions about this position can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Richard Kent at

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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