Postdoctoral Associate, Computational Social Simulation

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Position Number 20433
Class Title Postdoctoral Associate, Computational Social Simulation
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position in computational social simulation. The selected candidate will contribute to a multi-year, multi-institution team project to advance understanding and practice of online social simulation. The position is located at the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training. The selected candidate must have the ability to conduct independent research, write academic manuscripts, develop grant proposals and administer projects. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Description:
1. Conduct specific research projects under the direction of a principal investigator.
2. Support proposal development, manuscript writing, and related grant activities.
3. Develop computer programs and applications in support of experiments and research activities.

Position Minimum Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, such as computational social sciences, computer science, information systems, computational simulation, computational statistics, modeling and simulation (M&S), or a closely related discipline from a U.S. accredited university or international equivalent. ABDs will be considered. Degree must be completed by the start of the appointment period.


1. Demonstrated record of high-quality, peer-reviewed academic publications.
2. Excellent skills, proficiency, and demonstrated experience in social network analysis, machine learning, statistical analysis, computer programming, and developing simulation applications.
3. Strong knowledge in social and behavioral disciplines.
4. Effective communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
5. Experience and knowledge in simulation software tools.

Special Conditions

Legal authorization to be employed full-time in the United States for the duration of position is required.

This is a full-time position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G).

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: 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 to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:

1. A cover letter;
2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience,
publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and
3. A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence;
4. A list with the names and contact information (including email addresses
and phone numbers) of at least three 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 at a later date.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Wingyan Chung, Associate Professor, at

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701218
Job Open Date 01/26/2018
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Office of Research & Commercialization (Research)
Department Research-Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Postdoctoral
Job Category Postdoctoral
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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