Associate Professor or Professor, Human-Technology Interaction
University of Central Florida - Disability and Aging Technology Cluster, Multiple Departments - See this job on our site
Job is in: Orlando, FL US
Contact: Janan Smither, Ph.D.
Post Date: September 13, 2019
Job Starts: August 8, 2020
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a tenured associate professor or professor who can effectively facilitate and lead new and existing interdisciplinary research collaborations in the broad areas of disability, aging, and technology, one area in which UCF had established interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to secure external funding and create a strategic vision for developing educational programs that link health and wellness interventions with technology applications. 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. The ideal candidate will have research impact as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a well-funded research program. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates will be considered for the “cluster lead” designation. 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; and the intersection of aging or disability research with technology-focused interventions. The Disability, Aging, and Technology (DAT) cluster is a partnership between six colleges: the College of Health Professions and Sciences, the College of Nursing, the College of Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the College of Medicine, and the Nanoscience Technology Center at UCF. The DAT cluster seeks transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health and wellness interventions with technology applications so that effective and feasible health, behavioral, and assistive technologies can be used with diverse populations. Please visit our website to learn more about the cluster and the departments involved: https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/cluster/disability-aging-technology/. This is an interdisciplinary position that will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and a chosen tenure home department and may include a combination of joint appointments. For this position, the anticipated tenure home is either the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences or the Department of Psychology in the College of Sciences. (See https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/cluster/disability-aging-technology/ for a complete list of all the units involved.) Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this new position. The position will carry a rank commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience and record.