RESEARCH ASSISTANT SCIENTIST

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Feb 10, 2024
Engineering

Job Description:

Classification Title:

RES AST SCTST

Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, time-limited, non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering. Initial appointment will be for one year with annual re-appointment based on performance and available funding. It is expected that this position will be funded for a minimum of 2 years.

This position is housed within the LearnDialogue group (learndialogue.org), an interdisciplinary lab that builds artificial intelligence and spoken conversational interfaces to support collaboration, learning, and sports. The portfolio of projects within the LearnDialogue group spans elementary, middle, and high school K-12 as well as undergraduate computer science education and supports collaboration among children and adults as well as investigating human-computer interaction issues around supporting sports and exercise. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as project manager for between one and three projects in these research areas. The ideal candidate will also have experience leading research projects and mentoring others. The proportion of research, software development, and project-management 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.

UF is currently ranked 6th among the best national public universities according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges. UF is home to HiPerGator, which ranks 3rd among university supercomputers in the nation. In addition, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is currently implementing a major expansion of faculty and state-of-the-art research and education facilities with a focus on AI. The Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a 260,000 sq feet facility that serves as the hub for Artificial Intelligence, opened in Fall 2023. The College will reach 300 faculty members this year. For more information about our college initiatives, please visit http://eng.ufl.edu. The University and College count among its greatest strengths a value of broad diversity among faculty, students and staff and a robust, inclusive, and welcoming climate for learning and research. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in research and learning activities.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in Computer & Information Science & Engineering or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. You must apply by submitting an application through UFCareers via https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/. (Job 530280) 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. Additional documents should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application. The anticipated start date for this position is Summer 2024. For additional questions, contact Dr. Kristy Boyer at keboyer@ufl.edu.

The 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 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.

The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No