Associate Professor or Professor, Modeling and Simulation
University of Central Florida - School of Modeling, Simulation, & Training - See this job on our site
Job is in: Orlando, FL US
Contact: Florian Jentsch
Post Date: September 20, 2019
Job Starts: August 8, 2020
The School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is accepting applications for a faculty position within the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) graduate programs, https://msgrad.ist.ucf.edu, to begin no later than August 2020. This is a tenured, 9-month faculty appointment to teach and conduct research. We are specifically seeking an individual with appropriate experience who would serve as the M&S graduate program director (initially for up to a 3-year term). While serving as graduate program director, the faculty member will hold the internal title of “Modeling and Simulation graduate program director,” and will have a reduced teaching load and receive a summer stipend. For a description of typical program director responsibilities, see https://graduate.ucf.edu/graduate-guide. We seek applicants with a demonstrated record of rigorous research and scholarship, a record of external contract and grant funding, and excellence in teaching (especially mentoring and training graduate students) within topics relevant to M&S. Serving in this role requires demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in multiple departments across the school and the university. The successful candidate must have teaching and research experience and sufficient administrative experience to effectively lead the M&S graduate program. We especially encourage applicants to apply who are excited at the prospect of interdisciplinary research and teaching that integrates research and creative projects in diverse areas of inquiry. The successful candidate will have expertise that enhances or complements our existing programs and will continue to grow their own research program. We are interested in faculty whose work focuses on the intersection of humans with technical systems, social systems, and society. Candidates must demonstrate their potential to obtain external funding to support their scholarship and to publish peer-reviewed works in high-impact research outlets. Since this is a graduate only department and highly research intensive, candidates are expected to teach and mentor graduate students and more junior faculty. We especially encourage individuals from diverse technical backgrounds to apply. UCF is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.