Open Rank - Human- and Socio-technical Systems

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Working Title: Open Rank - Human- and Socio-technical Systems

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Dean's Office, School of Eng and Applied Science

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-31-2017

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 [email protected]; 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 [email protected]

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.

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Posted: 10/29/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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