Job ID: 172791

Open Rank Academic General Faculty

University of Virginia

  • Nov. 17, 2021
  • Open Rank Academic General Faculty
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Open Until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Engineering - Other

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks well-qualified applicants for an Open Rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor) Academic General Faculty (non-tenure track) position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). A significant part of the responsibilities will involve teaching a variety of Electrical and Computer Engineering courses that combine hands-on experimentation with conceptual learning. Topics of interest include elementary electronics, circuits, signals and systems, digital logic design, computer architecture, computer networks, VLSI, and embedded system design. Relevant academic or industrial design experience will be a plus. The primary responsibilities include teaching, student advising, educational innovation, curriculum development, and service to the department. Academic General Faculty are also expected to contribute to scholarship through research in any of the ECE areas, including research in engineering education. The appointment rank will be commensurate with experience.

A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field or a Master’s degree with significant teaching experience is required. A commitment to teaching excellence is essential, as is evidence of an explicit commitment to diversity and advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups. The preferred candidate has a broad background in Electrical and 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.

Apply online at… and attach the following required documents to your application:
o A cover letter
o Curriculum vitae
o Statement of teaching philosophy
o Statement of demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.
o Contact information for three references
Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Review of completed applications will begin December 3, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The university will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA).

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Homa Alemzadeh, Assistant Professor, at
For questions about the application process, please contact Richard K. Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, 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

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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 minoritized 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.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

  • The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Contact Information

  • Rich Haverstrom
    Faculty Search Advisor
    University of Virginia
    1101 Millmont Street
    Suite 101
    Charlottesville, VA 22904

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