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Open Rank in Systems and Information Engineering, General Faculty

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville, VA

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Description

The School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Virginia (UVa) seeks candidates for an Academic General Faculty (AGF) position in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering (SIE: https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/systems-and-information-engineering ) to lead the school-wide Engineering Business Minor, as well as teach in the SIE degree program. SIE manages the SEAS Engineering Business Minor, an innovative and popular minor focusing on business fundamentals, innovation, new product development, and technology entrepreneurship. In addition to the traditional on-grounds degree programs in systems engineering, the SIE Department also offers degree and certificate programs designed for working professionals and others who prefer to earn an advanced degree or certificate without becoming a residential student. This position is a general faculty position at a rank commensurate with experience based in Charlottesville at our principal location.

 The SIE department is committed to creating and benefiting from an environment where a diverse group of capable, inspired individuals interact and collaborate to learn and advance knowledge without barriers. This position will lead the teaching of the Engineering Business Minor, the academic management of the minor, and its administration. Applicants must be interested in and able to teach a broad set of courses in our EBM curriculum at any level. Courses include business fundamentals, product development, technology entrepreneurship, innovation, and others relevant to engineering business. Course load will typically be two lecture or project-based sections per semester based on the faculty’s range of teaching, service, and research activities. This role will also recruit and manage the teaching team for the EBM and related technology entrepreneurship courses. The teaching team is expected to be composed of part-time instructors, either adjunct lecturers or loaned faculty from other departments.  Additionally, this role will act as the principal advisor to students and other faculty interested in the EBM and technology entrepreneurship courses.  The SIE Department’s Operations team will provide administrative and operational support via a half-time staff position, who will be supervised by the EBM AGF. In addition to EBM-related courses, the AGF may also be responsible for teaching courses in the systems engineering degree program, conducting and engaging in educational and other research activities, participating in service activities in SIE, and participating in SIE outreach programs (Accelerated Master’s Degree Program [AMP], online programs, training program, certificate programs, conference activities, industry events, etc.) as appropriate. Promotion will follow the UVa AGF guidelines (https://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/prov-004 ).

The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States. It is in Charlottesville; a picturesque small but cosmopolitan city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the Department and the University of Virginia are fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Qualifiations

The successful applicant has a Ph.D. in systems engineering, engineering management, or a related field, teaching experience at the university level, and well-developed oral and written communication skills.  The AGF candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and self-confidence to interact effectively with faculty, staff, working professionals, and industry/research sponsors. They should also deeply understand engineering business and technology entrepreneurship, product development, systems analysis, systems thinking, and systems engineering methods. They should also be able to communicate this understanding across various domains and disciplines and at all degree levels. The candidate should also have relevant engineering business experience in the private sector. . In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated research/professional activities, including publications, funded research, or other related professional activities.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled.  The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.  

For questions about these positions, please contact William Scherer, Professor, at wts@virginia.edu. 

Apply for this position in Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/138834. Provide the following in PDF format: 

  •  Cover letter that summarizes your areas of teaching, research/scholarship, including areas of potential collaboration at the University of Virginia, and private sector experience. To help us organize our review of applications, please also specifically list your primary areas of research in boldface at the top of your letter. 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement describing your scholarship, future directions, and broader impacts
  • A statement describing your teaching and mentoring practices, especially in regard to 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 experience, not beliefs and opinions)
  • You will also request 3-5 references directly in Interfolio by providing names and contact information in the application. These reference requests will be generated immediately once you submit your application.

Organization

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.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

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.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

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.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

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.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

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 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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