Faculty Positions in Neural Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks candidates for multiple open rank, tenure and tenure-track faculty positions as part of the Neural Engineering cross-cutting initiative. Candidates will be expected to engage in externally funded research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to perform service for the institution and professional organizations. Rank, tenure-status, and compensation are contingent upon experience. The primary and secondary appointments for these positions will be determined by the candidate's areas of expertise.

Neural engineering broadly encompasses research that lies at the intersection of engineering and the study of the brain. Neural engineering can take shape in at least two forms — (1) where neuroscience is used as a roadmap for engineering design and (2) where engineering design, modeling and/or tools benefit the study or treatment of neurons, the nervous system and the brain. Example research areas include, but are not limited to, neuro-inspired computer architectures and neuro-inspired machine learning algorithms, neural imaging (including but not limited to fMRI), neural signal/image analysis, neuromodulation and related areas.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in engineering or science by the time of appointment. 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. The candidate should have a research focus in the above-mentioned areas or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates that are collaborative in nature and would complement or expand the school's current strengths in neural engineering.

UVA is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups and dual career applicants. UVA is situated in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville and is close to Washington, D.C. Charlottesville consistently ranks among the top cities in which to live and work. UVA is consistently ranked as a top public university.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search for Posting 0619779. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Scott Acton via email at acton@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Joseph Rehder via email at jdr6s@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Faculty Positions in Biomedical Data Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Medicine

The University of Virginia (UVA) is building on its strength in Biomedical Data Science by seeking applications for multiple tenure-track faculty, at any rank. These faculty positions have the flexibility of appointments among multiple departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and/or the School of Medicine, with affiliation with the Data Science Institute. Example areas of current research strength include machine learning, data mining, systems biology, biomedical informatics, genomics, immunology, cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, and infectious disease. Successful candidates will join this exciting research environment, maintain an energetic and well-funded research program, and engage in teaching and training of graduate and undergraduate students. Rank, tenure status, compensation and joint appointments are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

A PhD in engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, a related field, or MD is required. To be competitive for a tenured position, candidates must be nationally recognized for their scholarship and research, have a proven teaching track record and commitment to education. Tenure-track candidates must have a clear vision for their independent research program and commitment to education.

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Faculty Positions in Soft Materials and Advanced Biomanufacturing for Biological Applications

School of Engineering and Applied Science

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for multiple open rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty in soft matter/materials and advanced biomanufacturing for biological applications, broadly defined. These faculty positions have the flexibility of appointments among multiple departments within UVA Engineering and potentially across Schools including Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences. Successful candidates will join an exciting research environment, maintain a funded research program, and engage in teaching and training of graduate and undergraduate students. Rank, tenure, compensation and joint appointments are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

A PhD in engineering, material science, physical sciences, biomedical sciences, or related fields, and/or MD by the time of appointment is required. Appointment with tenure requires documented excellence in research and teaching, and an emerging national reputation. Candidates with a strong background in the disciplines of macromolecular synthesis and engineering and soft condensed matter are preferred, as are candidates with expertise in hierarchical control of micro-patterning of biomimetic soft polymers across multiple length scales.

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The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.