Thursday, January 26, 2006

Old Dominion University

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] Old Dominion University (ODU) invites applications for twelve (12) tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant/Associate Professor level) in targeted areas of modeling, simulation, and visualization (MS&V). These open positions along with five other MS&V-related positions that are being recruited currently will form the core of MS&V academic and research program at ODU. The University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center (VMASC) is one of the world’s leading university research centers for computer modeling, simulation, and visualization. The mission of the Center is to conduct collaborative MS&V research and development, provide expertise to industry and governmental agencies, and to promote ODU, Hampton Roads and Virginia as a center of MS&V activities. The Center has over 50 research and administrative staff and works closely with faculty researchers from across the University. In 2004, the Center conducted approximately $10.5M in funded research. ODU offers masters and doctoral degrees in Modeling and Simulation supported by faculty from all six academic colleges and research faculty from VMASC. The program has an enrollment of approximately 55 masters and 45 doctoral students ODU is located in the Hampton Roads, the nation’s center for the military application of MS&V. The region is home to the Joint War Fighting Center, the Joint Battle Center, the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, the Military Transportation Management Command, the Armed Forces Staff College, US Navy’s Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force, the Naval Sea Systems Command, and the Space and Naval Warfare Center. In addition, Newport News Shipbuilding, Jefferson Lab, and NASA – Langley Research Centers are important users of M&S technology. The economic value of MS&V related business activity in Hampton Roads is estimated to be over $500M. Leveraging the strength that has been brought about by VMASC, Virginia’s Governor Mark R. Warner recently announced a $1.45M state initiative to market and promote the region and establish Emergency Management, Training, Analysis & Simulation Center (EMTASC). The new area of medical MS&V is being developed in collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). One or more of these positions may involve a joint faculty appointment with EVMS in the areas of medical modeling and human factors assessment. These faculty members will be placed in appropriate academic departments within Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, or Sciences. Each will be expected to pursue vigorous funded research program, and have significant involvement with VMASC and/or Center for Advanced Engineering Environments as well as with the interdisciplinary graduate program in modeling and simulation. The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in MS&V research. Consideration for appointment at the Associate Professor rank requires a solid record of external funding. The targeted areas for the open positions are: Homeland Security MS&V (International Studies), Geographical Information Systems MS&V (Political Science and Geography), Weather and Climate MS&V (Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences), Human Factors MS&V (Psychology), Digital Media MS&V (Education), Multimodal Transportation MS&V (Civil Engineering), Artificial Intelligence (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Operations Research and Analysis (Engineering Management & Systems Engineering), Bioinformatics and Epidemiology MS&V Health Sciences), Enterprise Decision Support MS&V Decision Sciences), Remote Sensing MS&V (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Cognition, Perception, Productivity, and Group Dynamics MS&V (Engineering Management and Systems Engineering), as well as other MS&V areas. A letter of application indicating areas of research interest and a current resume with names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for at least three references should be sent to: Mohammad A. Karim Vice-President for Research Old Dominion University 2035 Hughes Hall Norfolk, VA 23529 Tel: 757-683-3460 E-mail: Screening of applicants will begin on February 15, 2006 and continue until the positions are filled. Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.