Assistant or Associate Professor, Computer Science, Univ. of Central Florida

By | October 27, 2017

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking applicants for two faculty positions with an anticipated start date of August 8, 2018. The positions will carry the rank of assistant or associate professor. Rank (and tenure for associate professors) will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record.

The department is particularly interested in candidates with experience in the areas of human computer interaction, virtual reality, robotics, data science, algorithms, theory of computing, financial technology, and software engineering and systems. However, all relevant technical areas will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background and be on an upward leadership trajectory in their research area. They will have research impact, as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a well-funded research program.

The CS Department is home to the first computer science Ph.D. program in the state. Its 38 tenured and tenure-track faculty are engaged in world-class research in Computer Vision, AI and Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, HCI, data analytics, cyber security and privacy, and several other areas. The department has both CS and IT undergraduate degrees accredited by ABET, M.S. degrees in CS, Digital Forensics, and Data Analytics and, a Ph.D. in CS. To learn more about the department see

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities. As an economic engine, UCF attracts and supports vital industry to Orlando. UCF is located at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor where industries include software, defense, space, simulation and training, and entertainment. Next to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research. 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. Learn more about UCF at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the department, including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics by the time of the appointment.

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank in the tenure department.

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.

Candidates must apply online at and attach the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for 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.

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact the department via email at

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