Assistant / Associate Professor

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29310201 - MD-AGING-CLINICAL RESEARCH

Classification Title:

Assistant / Associate Professor

Job Description:

The Institute of Aging at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.  We seek candidates who are interested in conducting team science in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.  The candidate is expected to contribute to the Institute by bringing innovative data science approaches and/or mobile computing technologies to address important and challenging problems in aging (mobility impairment, multi-morbidities, dementia etc).  The primary appointment is housed within the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.   There are ample opportunities to interact with faculty at the College of Engineering and other centers and institutes at the University of Florida.  The successful candidate will receive a generous start-up package to springboard his/her research program and investigators receive a portion of indirect costs from awarded external grants to help sustain their research program. The Institute on Aging highly collaborative research environment presents opportunities for the successful candidate to interact with multiple premier interdisciplinary groups across both the University and Medical Center campuses. Candidates will spend a majority of their time developing a strong independent and collaborative research program.  The remainder will be spent in graduate education and administrative service.  Successful candidates will have significant opportunities to build on our unique expertise and momentum of integrating mobile computing and data science for aging health related outcomes and related applications.

 

Environment:

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and diverse research community at the Institute on Aging (http://aging.ufl.edu) whose primary mission is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults by means of interdisciplinary teams in the areas of research, education and health care.  There are approximately 30 faculty members and post-doctoral trainees, in addition to 45 staff members who work collaboratively to achieve this mission.  Over the past 5 years the faculty were awarded over $100 million in external awards and have recently renewed their NIH designated center of excellence.  The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center is one of 14 centers of excellence funded by the National Institute on Aging (www.peppercenter.org).  The center is located a new modern building with the latest in equipment and expertise in clinical, translational and technology research on aging.  The center invests heavily in the next generation of scientists interested in conducting research the benefits the health of the older adult community.  As such, the successful candidate will have an opportunity work closely with established and well-funded investigators who will serve as mentors for developing their own program of research related to improving the health, technology, independence and quality of life of older adults.  They will also have an opportunity to work closely with faculty in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, The Informatics Institute and Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering.

 

Advertised Salary:

Negotiable, based on education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics, Software Engineering, or a related Health Science field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment.  Candidates with a background and/or interest in data science approaches and mobile computing related to health outcomes are preferred, but highly qualified candidates from other concentrations may also be considered.  Candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) will be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate was completed prior to the start of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Additionally please attach a minimum two-page research plan that fits within the mission of the Institute, and reprints of up to three recent publications.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 education 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), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

 

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