University of Central Florida, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Position ID:University of Central Florida-Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR1 [#12125]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Disability, Aging, and Technology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orlando, Florida 32826, United States
Subject Areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Computational Science and Engineering
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/09/25)
Position Description:    

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The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we plan to hire three tenure-track assistant professors for the Disability, Aging and Technology Cluster. The positions have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2019.

The Disability, Aging and Technology (DAT) cluster is a partnership among six colleges: the College of Health Professions and Sciences, the College of Nursing, the College of Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the College of Medicine, and the Nanoscience Technology Center at UCF. The DAT cluster seeks transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health and wellness interventions with technology applications so that effective and feasible health, behavioral, and assistive technologies can be used with diverse populations. Please visit our website to learn more about the cluster and the departments involved:

The positions are interdisciplinary and will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and the candidate’s chosen tenure home (Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering). Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this new position.

We seek one experienced candidate for each of the following areas: 1) manipulator design; 2) cooperative co-robotics; and 3) dynamics and control. More specifically related to the DAT cluster, a successful candidate will be able to contribute to one or several of the following subject areas (but not limited to): haptics, tactile sensor, brain-machine interface, soft-robot, human-robot interaction, rehabilitation robot, computer vision for health monitoring, wearable robots, and assistive devices.

For more information about UCF, how to apply, and the application materials required please visit the full job posting at

Requirements A Ph.D. from an accredited institution at the time of appointment in an area appropriate to the DAT cluster (e.g., Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.). The selected candidate must also have a record of research experience in aging, disability, or technology and teaching experience.

UCF has a diverse student body and community, and we are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community. Please tell us about your approach and experience with meeting the needs of a diverse community both in the context of a faculty-student setting and as a colleague (see required documents below). The university requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted through the UCF Online Recruitment System at No paper applications will be considered.

In addition to the online application, candidates must provide the following materials: The above-mentioned diversity statement, a cover letter, A curriculum vitae, A teaching statement, A research statement, and Contact information for three professional references (with email addresses). NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. Questions regarding this search can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Aman Behal at, or Norma Conner at

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Orlando, FL 32826
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