Associate Professor, Health-Technology Interaction

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Position Details

Position Number 30205
Class Title Associate Professor, Health-Technology Interaction
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting faculty in the broad area of disability, aging, and technology. We plan to hire one tenured associate professor who can effectively facilitate new and existing research collaborations, has a strong potential to secure external funding, and demonstrates a strategic vision for developing educational programs that link health and wellness interventions with technology applications. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, human-computer interaction and the design and evaluation of sociotechnical systems for health domains; robotics and assistive technologies; health informatics or data analytics; or the intersection of aging or disability research with technology-focused interventions. An exceptionally well-qualified candidate will be considered for the “Cluster Lead” designation. A key selection criterion for this position is the desire and ability to act as a bridge between cluster faculty members in the human and technological sciences in order to build synergistic collaborations across the university. Thus, a strong desire for and track record of working in interdisciplinary teams is preferred. This position has an anticipated start date of August 2018.

The Disability, Aging and Technology cluster is a partnership among six colleges/units: the Colleges of Health and Public Affairs, Nursing, Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Hospitality Management, and the Nanoscience Technology Center at UCF. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and their chosen tenure home department; the successful candidate will be able to choose their tenure home from the aforementioned colleges within the Disability, Aging, and Technology cluster. Cluster faculty are also encouraged to seek joint appointments with other units where appropriate. Startup support will be provided with this position.

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 66,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. 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. UCF’s Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes healthcare, software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the state of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF also has an accredited medical school which was established in 2006 and is a neighbor to large corporations such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and many others. Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world’s best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/faculty-research-clusters/.

Position Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the cluster at the time of appointment.

The selected candidate must also have a record of engineering/technology research applied to aging/disability problems, along with relevant teaching experience.

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank in the tenure department.

Preferences

A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines, is a strongly preferred qualification.

Published research in assistive technology related to rehabilitation or medical robotics, human-robot interaction, or smart environments.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com.

In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter candidates must address their background in disability, aging, and technology, and identify the department for their potential tenure home and any joint appointment(s) they would desire.

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 at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search can be directed to Prof. Gita Sukthankar in Computer Science (gitars@eecs.ucf.edu) or Prof. Janan Smither in Psychology (Janan.Smither@ucf.edu).

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701171
Job Open Date 10/27/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Faculty Cluster Initiative
Department FCI- Disability, Aging, and Technology (DAT)
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
Quick Link http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51350

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your desired tenure home (s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please indicate the department(s), if any, in which you would like to have a joint appointment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc 1
  2. Other Doc 2
  3. Other Doc 3
  4. Other Doc 4
  5. Other Doc5
  6. Other Doc 6
  7. Other Doc 7