Smart Cities and Landscapes Tenure Track Position at The University of Virginia

Open Rank Faculty Position in Environmental Resilience and Equity

The University of Virginia seeks applicants for an Open Rank-tenure/tenure track position in the broad area of “smart cities and landscapes” as part of a cluster hire in environmental resilience being coordinated through the pan-university Environmental Resilience Institute (

Candidates working in this area who are focused on the environmental racism dimensions of cities and landscapes will be given highest priority. This multi-year cluster hire is focused on the development and growth of a group of transdisciplinary scholars working together to tackle persistent socio-environmental problems in Virginia and beyond. It is expected that the successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Data Science or the School of Architecture. Joint appointments and associated promotion and tenure policy are described at

For full details on the research areas associated with this position, visit:

Applicants are asked to propose the departments/programs in each school that would represent the most appropriate joint appointment for their knowledge and experience.

Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment, a record of excellence in research, as appropriate for the candidate’s rank, a commitment to teaching excellence, and a commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tenured appointments require documented excellence in research and teaching, and an emerging national reputation. Successful applicants are expected to establish an internationally recognized research group. The successful applicant will have a track record of interdisciplinary work.


Please apply online at, and search for job number: R0020593

The successful applicant is expected to start in August 2021 or at a date of mutual agreement.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

For questions about the position, please contact Andres Clarens, Faculty Search Chair, at For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at