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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:19140000 - EG-COMPUTER / INFO SCI & ENG

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Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a twelve-month, time-limited, full-time non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. Initial appointment will be for one year with annual re-appointments based on performance and available funding.

We are seeking applicants in scientific computing/applied mathematics, or applied category theory. Applicants should have experience in applied scientific computing or applied category theory and be willing to learn the other.

In addition to having a doctorate degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related science or engineering discipline, the applicant must possess a strong academic background and demonstrate potential for research excellence. Successful candidates will be expected to assist in the development and sustainment of an externally funded research program, develop a high-quality publication record, and assist in the supervision of Ph.D. students. Opportunities for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in CISE are available to interested candidates.

This position will primarily support research in the Algebraic Julia ecosystem of open-source software for applied category theory and its application to scientific computing. Information about the project can be found at Technical skills expected include numerical methods, modeling and simulation, software development or computer algebra. Applicants with a mathematics, science, or engineering background will be expected to know analogous material from their discipline. The research work will include significant software development and project management. Experience with large government research programs such as NSF, NIH, DARPA, ONR, or AFOSR programs is beneficial.

UF CISE offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees. We have approximately 2400 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students.

There are also outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the UF campus. More information about the department can be found at

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through UFCareers at: (Please see Job Requisition #522064). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary, introduction related to hiring emphasis areas and a diversity statement including experience in working with diverse and underrepresented groups in engineering); (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. Supplemental material such as an engineering outreach and extension program vision statement (with a focus on how any plans will support the college) is welcomed but not required. Supplemental material should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application. The anticipated start for the position is Summer or Fall 2022 with flexibility based on individual needs. For additional questions, contact Dr. James Fairbanks at

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. For more information about the college, please visit

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

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

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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.

Health Assessment Required: No


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