Professor of Practice

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:19010520 - EG-LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Classification Title:

Professor of Practice

Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a twelve-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Professor of Practice, with a working title of Assistant/Associate/Full Instructional Professor in the Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI). The endowed position holds the Gene Fraser Teaching Professorship title in the ELI.

The ideal candidate would qualify as a faculty member in the HWCOE at the non-tenure track professor level, with an academic background and/or demonstrated competencies related to the subject matter areas of engineering ethics and ethics in artificial intelligence. The duties and responsibilities of the position are to support the ELI mission and strategy through instructing (and improving) an existing course, and developing and/or instructing new course(s), focused on development of student competencies in the target subject matter areas. This may include instruction of undergraduate and/or graduate level courses, in face-to-face as well as on-line modalities, within these subject matter areas.

Teaching assignments will be made according to the background and experience of the individual and based on mutual agreements with the Director and Associate Director of the ELI. In addition, there may be some other related instructional and/or service activities of the position within HWCOE or UF, the local community, an/or the state and national levels, as directed by the Director or Associate Director of the ELI.

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

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must possess a master’s degree in an engineering, computer science, or related field with significant experience relevant to the position description. Distinguishing features may include: a Ph.D. degree; and/or a Professional Engineer license (in Florida or transferable to Florida).

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. All applications must be submitted through UFCareers at: (Please see Job Requisition #521917). 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 mid-Summer 2022 with some flexibility for a later start based on individual needs. For additional questions, contact Bill McElroy at

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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