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As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

 

The Opportunity

The Artificial Intelligence Initiative (Aii) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is accepting applications from strong candidates for multiple 9-month, full-time faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-earning) and associate professor or professor (tenured) in core areas of AI and their applications including: Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, FinTech, Smart Cities, Connected and Automated Vehicles, Cyber Security, Mathematical Aspects of Deep Learning, Theory of AI and Data Science, Brian-Inspired AI, Biomedical Applications, Smart Materials, Smart Mobility, Genomics and Computational Biology, as well as Innovative Computing domains including but not limited to Optical Computing, Neuromorphic Computing and AI in Next generation of Wireless Communication Systems. Exceptional candidates only will be considered for appointment at full professor level.

 

Aii is a multi-college initiative at UCF involving the Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science, Sciences, Medicine, Business, and Optics and Photonics. Candidates with publications in the most selective conferences and journals are strongly encouraged to apply. We anticipate that close to thirty new AI faculty members will be hired, with qualified candidates tenured in corresponding colleges. The position will carry a rank commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience and record.

 

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of approximately 70,000 students. UCF has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 230 degree programs. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to this position at the time of the appointment.

 

To be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor or professor upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor, in applicable tenure home.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

* Highly recognized contributions and leadership in the area(s) of expertise.

* Demonstrated strong research publication record in the most selective conferences and journals (such as those included in csrankings.org or flagship venues of the respective areas).

* Effective teaching skills, and ability to effectively communicate with students in both large and small audiences.

* High potential to initiate and obtain funding for the research programs, appropriate for the field of study.

 

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/.  In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

 

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

 

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Linda Lockey, Administrative Support, at Linda.Lockey@ucf.edu.

 

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

N/A

 

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

 

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

 

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/)

 

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, Ph.D.’s., certificates, and more.

 

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

 

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

 

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

 

Department

College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) – Computer Science

 

Work Schedule

Varies

 

Type of Appointment

Regular

 

Expected Salary

Negotiable

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

 

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

 

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.