Open Rank - Autonomous Vehicle Safety

University of Virginia Health System

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor in the area of Autonomous Vehicle Safety. The faculty member is expected to join the Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) research group and is expected to collaborate with the Link Lab and other researchers from MAE, SEAS and the School of Medicine.

UVA is a global leader in human performance and injury research for sports, military, medical, and automobile safety applications with world-class computational, experimental, mechanical, and biological resources. The successful applicant should expand the scope of UVA research in occupant protection for the next generation of advanced and autonomous vehicles. Specific research thrusts of a candidate in the areas of active, passive, and integrated safety may include, but are not limited to, the following aspects associated with autonomous vehicles:

occupant, vehicle, and environment sensing and classification
restraint control and adaptation
injury biomechanics
human factors and human machine interface
automated driver assistance systems

The faculty member will be expected to develop a strong research team, establish an energetic and well-funded research program, engage in teaching and training of graduate and undergraduate students, and collaborate with CAB's other researchers in advancing the field of automobile safety and with LinkLab in the field on autonomous systems.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline, a record of excellence in research, a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a dedication to service in both the research community and the university.

While the faculty member will be primary in MAE, the position may entail joint or secondary appointments within SEAS and/or with other schools at UVA as appropriate for research interests. Rank and compensation are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The position will remain open until filled.


Upload the following materials at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs (Requisition number R0003950):

Cover letter,
Curriculum vitae
Letter of research interest and teaching goals,
Contact information for three references.

For questions about the position or application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor at skh7b@virginia.edu.

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For applicants that applied to this position in Jobs@UVA (Posting #0624609) at jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=86198, you do not need to reapply for consideration.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

Full time