Assistant Professor, Prosthetic Interfaces

Position Information

Position Details

Position Number 30093
Class Title Assistant Professor, Prosthetic Interfaces
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking to hire three (3) tenure-track assistant professors to join the Prosthetic Interfaces Cluster ( during spring 2018. The Prosthetic Interfaces Cluster will focus on fundamental and applied sciences in the study of musculoskeletal challenges and the body’s response to implanted device.

This is an interdisciplinary position involving the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and background in any of the following areas: prosthetics and its interface with tissues; micro-tribology; biomaterials; sports injuries and reconstructive repair; wear; musculoskeletal tissue engineering; implant infection; mems; actuator design; and medical signal processing. This includes material development; mechanical design; micro-mechanics; micro-tribology; tissue responses to prosthetic devices and novel implant material integration; tissue repair and regeneration following injury; disease or aging; drug delivery; cell therapy; disease modeling; short- and long-term physiological and bacterial responses to implants; antimicrobial resistance; as well as artificial tissue development. The selected candidate will have a strong desire to collaborate and develop novel technologies with scientists and engineers from other disciplines at UCF.

Keywords: musculoskeletal, micro tribology, micro-mechanics, interface, prosthetic, biomaterials, infection, tissue repair, reconstruction, mems.

Position Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the cluster at the time of appointment.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of high impact research, a strong scholarly record, and demonstrate the ability to establish and sustain a well-funded research program integral to the prosthetic interfaces cluster.


A history of working with multi-disciplinary teams is preferred.

Special Conditions

Applicants for this position will also be considered for position numbers 30088 and 30092.

Please note: Position number 30088 has closed. All remaining and future applicants will be considered for position numbers 30093 and 30092.

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 and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,

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 a list of at least three professional references complete with phone number and email address. In the cover letter candidates should address their background in their discipline and should identify the department(s) for their potential tenure home. In the research statement candidates should include descriptions of their successful interdisciplinary research collaborations and how their current and future research can contribute to the cluster’s overall interdisciplinary objectives.

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.

The anticipated start date for these positions is spring 2018. To this end, the search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are closed.

For more information about these positions, please contact the Cluster Search Chair at

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701090
Job Open Date 06/30/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Faculty Cluster Initiative
Department FCI-Prosthetics
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your desire 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. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
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