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Texas Advanced Computing Center
University of Texas at Austin

Research Associate

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the leading supercomputing centers in the world, supporting advances in computational research by thousands of researchers and students. TACC staff help researchers and educators use advanced computing, visualization, and storage technologies effectively, and conduct research and development to make these technologies more powerful, more reliable, and easier to use. TACC staff also educate and train the next generation of researchers, empowering them to make discoveries that advance knowledge and change the world.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center supports individuals from all communities by respecting and encouraging mindfulness of diverse viewpoints and experiences. We strive to promote diversity in our recruiting and retention practices as we believe inclusivity contributes to the development of excellence in all of our endeavors. TACC fosters a culture of innovation, passion, and fun by encouraging staff members to actively collaborate to investigate the latest technologies, team up for charities, and celebrate successes together. TACC promotes a healthy workplace by helping employees achieve balance between their personal and professional lives in order to increase employee engagement, job satisfaction, and overall well-being.


  • Work with TACC/DesignSafe users to integrate HPC technologies into their research and development activities and to measure the impact of TACC's HPC systems on their research capabilities.
  • Perform application performance analysis and industry standard benchmarking on HPC platforms.
  • Assist TACC/DesignSafe users with the porting, analysis, and improvement of their research software on TACC's HPC systems.
  • With an emphasis in natural hazards research: Initiate and conduct research into new high performance and parallel computing applications, techniques, tools, and algorithms.
  • Publicize the results of these activities through presentations at conferences/workshops and through publications in proceedings and professional journals.
  • Pursue and obtain external funding to enhance TACC's HPC activities, expertise, and resources by submitting proposals to funding agencies, industrial partners, and vendors directly or in partnership with researchers and faculty at UT Austin or other institutions.

For more information and to apply:

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Coastal Engineering

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge and addresses complex real-world challenges that cross disciplinary boundaries. In this context, Virginia Tech plans to increase interdisciplinary capacity and disciplinary excellence in coastal hazards and disasters with a series of linked hires within the Center for Coastal Studies and the Global System Science Destination Area. In this collaborative spirit, the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Center for Coastal Studies (CSS) at Virginia Tech seek applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the field of coastal engineering with an emphasis on coastal hazards and disasters.

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has 79 faculty, and a current enrollment of 320 graduate students and over 650 undergraduate students. The department ranks 8th and 9th in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively, among all U.S. civil engineering departments (USN&WR). With classroom and lab facilities in Blacksburg, Virginia and the National Capital Region of Washington, D.C., the department is one of the largest civil engineering programs in the United States.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field at the time of appointment. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Evidence of scholarship, research, and a record of external funding is required for consideration of appointment at the Associate Professor level.

To Apply:

This faculty position will be filled at Virginia Tech's main campus, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Blacksburg, and the surrounding areas, are consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. The position start date is January 2022.

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (job number 516095): application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement discussing research and teaching goals, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants are encouraged to highlight within their statement on research and teaching goals how they promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will commence on August 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Irish at jirish@vt.edu (540-231-2298).