Research Assistant Professors in the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology

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Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-20
Req: R0018841

The Center for Diabetes Technology at the University of Virginia invites applications for two full time positions at the level of Assistant Professor of Research to begin in February 2021. The faculty appointments will be in the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences.

The Center for Diabetes Technology is a recognized world leader in the technological treatment of diabetes and the center of an international research network of leading U.S institutions and worldwide research centers.

The successful candidates are expected to design and conduct research, working with interdisciplinary faculty across the School of Medicine and the University, and to be successful in seeking extramural research funding. The candidates will be expected to work on the development, testing, and analysis of novel technology-based interventions to improve disease management and quality of life of people with diabetes.

The successful candidates will work in collaboration with the Center’s research faculty and staff to apply control engineering, signal processing, modeling, computer simulation, and data science methods to develop systems providing advice and/or automation to people with diabetes, health care providers, and other stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to develop patient centered technologies and work in an environment that promotes innovation, interdisciplinary research, and translation to clinical care.

The responsibilities of the new faculty members will include support for existing projects and participation in trainees’ education (undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate). The new faculty members may also have access to teaching opportunities in the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering.

Salaries are contingent upon candidate qualifications and experience.

Positions to begin in February 2021.

In collaboration with the Office of the Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, the Center of Diabetes Technology is committed to facilitating faculty career advancement.

  • Research - The research component of an assistant professor position includes scholarly publication, attending academic conferences, and obtaining competitive grants.
  • Teaching - Teaching encompasses all activities that directly facilitate student learning, including the contact hours spent in the classroom, office hours, class preparation, grading, answering student email, student advising, evaluating and making available course materials, facilitating e-learning and related duties.
  • Service - University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending center and departmental meetings, student recruitment and processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, participating in surveys and voting in university elections.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualification’s and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in control engineering, system engineering, data science, or other fields of engineering with a focus on automatic control, signal processing, dynamical systems, time series, numerical optimization, machine learning, or artificial intelligence.
  • Scholarship that has potential to obtain competitive funding, as evidenced by prior external funding and publication track record in the field of diabetes technology


Please apply through the University of Virginia Workday web portal and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to your application.

The positions will remain open until filled.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Marc Breton, via email or via telephone (434) 982-6484.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 1/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time