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Open Rank Tenured or Tenure-Track faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks well-qualified applicants for one Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty position with expertise in Computer Engineering (CpE) topics. The ECE Department plans to aggressively grow the Computer Engineering program at UVA with new faculty who can collaborate with our existing faculty in both research and educational programs to build on recent successes in and around ECE, CpE, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). We seek excellent candidates from any research areas who can complement and expand on ECE’s existing strengths in areas that include, but are not limited to, artificial intelligence and machine learning, algorithms, cyber-physical systems, embedded hardware/software co-design, heterogeneous integrated systems, information theory, networking and communications for next-generation wireless systems, theory of computing, and mobile/reconfigurable/distributed computing.

The primary responsibilities for this position include research, teaching, and service to the department and the community at large. The appointment rank will be commensurate with experience. A doctoral degree in a relevant field is required. A demonstrated record in scholarship, funded research, and teaching excellence is essential, as is evidence of ensuring ECE has an inclusive and welcoming department for all stakeholders. Preferred candidates will have a broad background in research areas relevant to Computer Engineering and an interest in innovative undergraduate teaching and mentoring, laboratory instruction, and capstone engineering project design and supervision. UVA is proud to have a strong culture of collaboration and collegiality and is committed to creating collaborative and diverse environments necessary to solve the next generation of research challenges.

In UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Computer Engineering program is jointly administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science (CS), facilitating close collaboration between the two departments, and students in Computer Engineering may be advised by faculty in either department. The departments are also founding members of the Link Lab, a multi-disciplinary center for research on Cyber-Physical Systems, the Internet of Things, and autonomous devices. We are especially interested in candidates who have the potential to collaborate with colleagues in both departments.

Review of completed applications will begin December 1st, 2023. The positions will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. 

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Cong Shen, Assistant Professor, at

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 ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, VA, a picturesque and vibrant small city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. More information about 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 underrepresented undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of under-represented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching mission.


Application Instructions

To apply to this position please follow and should submit the following: 

  • A cover letter that addresses your areas of research/scholarship and your interest in UVA. 
  • A statement describing your current research projects, future directions, and broader impacts and their connections to topics in ECE and CpE.
  • 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.
  • An academic CV.
  • Contact information for three to five professional references. The search committee may contact references to request letters.
Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not be considered.


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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