Position Number 38389
Class Title Assistant Professor, Disability, Aging, and Technology
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
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 and plan to hire three tenure-track assistant professors for the Disability, Aging and Technology Cluster. The positions have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2019.
The positions are interdisciplinary and will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and the candidate's chosen tenure home (Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering). Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this new position.
We seek one experienced candidate for each of the following areas: 1) manipulator design; 2) cooperative co-robotics; and 3) dynamics and control. More specifically related to the DAT cluster, a successful candidate will be able to contribute to one or several of the following subject areas (but not limited to): haptics, tactile sensor, brain-machine interface, soft-robot, human-robot interaction, rehabilitation robot, computer vision for health monitoring, wearable robots, and assistive devices.
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. As of spring 2017, UCF is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In the last five years, the Hispanic/Latino, full-time undergraduate student population at UCF has steadily increased from 19% to 26.3% (16,500+) of its overall undergraduate student body. 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 software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry. Adjacent to UCF i
s 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. It has established partnerships with all of the major healthcare systems in Central Florida 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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ucf.edu_faculty&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nfeeBE wXChVniS8NmOAFRfy5WUE_5KhwmpGvTwh1cVM&s=pR28aNhLy5LsiWYKRPWKy7mF9bcmZBZu8po1bxsbjio&e=.
Position Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. from an accredited institution at the time of appointment in an area appropriate to the DAT cluster (e.g., Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.).
The selected candidate must also have a record of research experience in aging, disability, or technology and teaching experience.
A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines, is a strongly preferred qualification.
Applicants for this position will also be considered for position numbers 30266 and 30267.
Aman Behal, Ph.D.
Charles N. Millican Faculty Fellow and Professor
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Dept. of ECE and NanoScience Technology Center
12424 Research Parkway Suite 400
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32826
Ph: 407 882 2820
Fx: 407 882 2819
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