Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured)

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Working Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured)

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-21-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor. Candidates with expertise in Autonomous Systems are encouraged to apply, particularly those in fields including but not limited to:

•Autonomous vehicles including those operating in air and/or space, on and off-road, and marine environments (both surface and underwater)
•Intelligent multi-vehicle control and connected-and-automated vehicles
•Advanced robotics and manufacturing systems, including human machine integration/interface
•Sensors, digital communication and control of mechanical systems
•High-impulse autonomous launch systems
•Autonomous aided discovery and development of materials systems

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline by the start date of appointment, a record of excellence in research, a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a dedication to service in both the research community and the university. Rank, tenure status and compensation are contingent upon experience. The award of tenure-eligible requires documentation of excellence in one area (research or teaching), scholarship and regional reputation. The award of tenure requires documented excellence in two areas (research or teaching), scholarship and emerging national reputation.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is nationally recognized for its high-impact, active interdisciplinary research and superior education programs and has built up strong thrusts in biomechanics, automobile safety, high-speed propulsion, bio-inspired propulsion, rotating machinery, multi-scale heat transfer, and advanced manufacturing. Located about two hours from the nation's capital, UVA is in Charlottesville, Va., a picturesque, culturally unique city consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States. The University fosters a spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration among its recognized schools of engineering, medicine, law, business and public policy. The School of Engineering and Applied Science is a driver of the University's success, with significant growth in research, diversity and educational innovation. Preference will be given to candidates whose research would complement or expand the school's current strengths. We also welcome applicants who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission.

To apply, visit and search for posting 0622160. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a CV, cover letter, statement of research interest,
teaching statement, and names and contact information of three professional references. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Haibo Dong at [email protected] For questions about the application process, please contact Jackie Slaughter-Scott at [email protected]

UVA is an active dual-career employer and a NSF ADVANCE institution. To learn more about these services, please visit For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit

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

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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