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Open Rank tenured or tenure-track faculty in Systems and Information Engineering

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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The Department of Systems and Information Engineering within the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track/tenured faculty position. Candidates are expected to contribute to a methodological area, such as, but not limited to: operations research, modeling and simulation, optimization and decision analysis, automation and control, data analytics and machine learning, systems thinking, human factors, and/or and human technology interaction. Ideal candidates should have a broad perspective on systems engineering theory and methodology, and be interested in collaborative research activities that complement those of our faculty.  Our faculty work on engineering complex systems that span domains including healthcare, commerce, transportation, defense, among others. Candidates will be expected to engage in funded research and to develop an externally funded research program. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the department, university, and professional organizations. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, or a related discipline, or have one in hand by appointment start date.  Candidates must possess a demonstrated record of academic scholarship, as appropriate to the candidate's rank, and demonstrated teaching excellence. Candidates from non-traditional academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply including veterans, industry professionals, or governmental laboratory researchers/scientists.


Candidates that seek to address complex, systems-oriented research problems will benefit from the cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research opportunities available at UVA. For example, many departmental faculty are members of the Link Lab (, UVA's world-class center of excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with faculty from across the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Many also particulate in pan-university institutes like the Brain Institute (, Environmental Resilience Institute (, and the newly founded School of Data Science (, bringing engineering perspectives to these broader initiatives across UVA. Joint appointments with other departments are common and encouraged within the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA.

 The selected candidate must complete a background check at the time of offer per University Policy. This position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA). 

Senior graduate students are eligible and encouraged to consider the UVA Engineering Rising Scholars program. This program is designed to encourage early-career scholars to pursue a career in academia by supporting their postdoctoral work before beginning in a tenure-track position at the University of Virginia. Detailed information and application instructions are available at  


The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, a picturesque and vibrant small city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. More information about the town, the school, faculty benefits, and other topics can be found at


UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more, please visit

With one of the highest graduation rates of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the Department, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the University of Virginia are fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position follow and attach the following required applicant documents:

  •  Cover Letter with contact information for three references
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  a statement describing your current research projects, future directions, and broader impacts;
  • a statement describing your teaching practices designed to create a residential learning environment marked by the free and collegial exchange of ideas;
  • a statement describing demonstrated contributions to fostering inclusive practices that create climates in which all stakeholders can achieve their maximum potential, please focus on skills and experiences, not personal beliefs and opinions

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Applicant screening will begin December 1, 2023 and applications will be given full consideration if submitted before January 1, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The expected start date will be in August 2024.

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Gregory Gerling, Search Chair,



In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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