November 17, 2022

Faculty Position in Neuro MRI at UVA

Position Type: Faculty
Priority: No
Degree Requirement: PhD, Post Doctorate
Open Rank Faculty Position in Neuro MRI
locations: Charlottesville, VA
Full time
job requisition id: R0040093
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Neuro MRI at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor as part of the Neuroscience Grand Challenge Research Initiative (  This position is part of a cluster hire, supported by the Provost’s Office, with the goal of establishing UVA as a leader in research at the interface of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Neuroimmunology, and Focused Ultrasound.  The School is seeking candidates with expertise in MR physics, analysis, and engineering with an emphasis on neuroimaging.  Example research areas include, but are not limited to, novel pulse sequences, data sampling and image reconstruction, MRI analysis, quantitative imaging, focused ultrasound guidance and characterization, perfusion imaging, diffusion imaging, and functional MRI.
UVA has significant expertise in MRI physics, and UVA faculty have invented widely used MRI methods such as MP RAGE and SPACE.  UVA has substantial equipment available for imaging research, including two research human MRI scanners, a small animal MRI scanner, a cyclotron, human PET/CT scanner, and a trimodal animal scanner. There is also research time available on clinical scanners and on clinical and preclinical MR-guided focused ultrasound systems. There are numerous opportunities to develop advanced MRI techniques for neuroimmunology research and therapy, as well as opportunities to collaborate with researchers in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Radiology, Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychology. 
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 MRI physics and engineering applied to neuroimaging. The primary and, if appropriate, secondary department appointments for these positions will be determined by the candidate's areas of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who are collaborative in nature and would complement or expand the school's current strengths in medical imaging, image analysis, data science, neuroimmunology, and focused ultrasound.
To apply, visit here and attach the following required applicant documents:
  • Cover Letter with contact information for three references
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Statement of demonstrated commitment or contributions to inclusive practices that create climates in which all stakeholders can achieve their maximum potential.
Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. 
Review of applications will begin October 8 , 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Craig Meyer via email at
For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at
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