Assistant/Associate Research Scientist - Computer & Information Science & Engineering

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Dec 18, 2021

Job Description:

Classification Title:

AST/ASO RES SCTST

Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a twelve-month, full-time, time-limited non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. This position is housed within the LearnDialogue group (learndialogue.org), an interdisciplinary lab that builds artificial intelligence and spoken conversational interfaces to support teaching and learning. The portfolio of projects within the LearnDialogue group spans elementary, middle, and high school K-12 as well as undergraduate computer science education. The successful candidate will be expected to lead software development efforts for research projects in collaboration with the projects’ lead faculty. The ideal candidate will be experienced with multiple current programming languages and with frameworks for full-stack web development. The ideal candidate will also have experience leading software development projects and mentoring others.

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. The Department of CISE in the HWCOE is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highly collaborative environment, consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate programs. It offers BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, with an enrollment of 3,055 undergraduate students and 515 graduate students of which 170 are PhD students. The CISE department currently has 58 faculty. Collectively, the list of achievements and awards received by the faculty include one Fulbright Scholar; 17 NSF CAREER Award winners; eight IEEE Fellows; four ACM Fellows; three AAAS Fellows; one IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award; one IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace-McDowell Award; and one ACM Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. The Department's external research expenditures were over $9.4 million last year. Research is central to the success of the program, and new faculty will be expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs. Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit our website at http://www.cise.ufl.edu/.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants with a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, or an M.S. with appropriate experience and knowledge, are encouraged to apply. The proportion of research versus development responsibilities in this role will be tailored to the successful applicant’s goals and strengths. This position provides the successful candidate an opportunity to contribute to, and take leadership in, leading-edge research projects in an academic setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position was originally posted under requisition #87473. All previous applicants do not need to reapply.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately with the first full committee screening occurring on December 15, 2021 and will continue to receive applications until the positions are filled. You must apply by submitting an application through Careers at UF via https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu (Search Job 519513) The application consists of attached PDF files of the following required documents: 1. Cover letter (summary and introduction; relate to hiring emphasis areas) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. For additional questions, contact Dr. Kristy Boyer at: keboyer@ufl.edu.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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This is a time-limited position.

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