Professor and Director of Center for Applied Biomechanics
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
August 23, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor and Director of Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB)
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenured faculty position in biomechanics. This highly qualified individual will also be appointed Director of UVA's Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) (www.centerforappliedbiomechanics.org). Founded in 1989, the CAB has a staff of 10 Principal Investigators, 20 researchers, 10 research staff, and 20 students from SEAS and the School of Medicine and is a global leader in human performance and injury research for sports, military, medical, and automobile safety applications. The Center is housed in a dedicated, state-of-the-art 35,000-ft2 facility with world class computational, experimental, mechanical, and biological resources.
A PhD degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or a related field is required. The ideal candidate must have a strong record of externally funded research in applied biomechanics, with emphasis on injury, orthopedics, human performance, sports, or another area that complements and expands the Center's current research portfolio. An established record of research funding from the National Institutes of Health is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience with collaboration and integration across multiple disciplines. He or she will lead our exciting research team, maintain an energetic and well-funded research program, engage in teaching and training of graduate and undergraduate students, and lead the Center's principal investigators in developing and implementing a strategic plan to enhance and expand the CAB's research.
The position may entail joint or secondary appointments within SEAS and/or with other schools at UVA, including the School of Medicine. Rank and compensation are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
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 University of Virginia is 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. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.