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Associate Professor or Professor and Director of the Modeling and Simulation Graduate Program

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Job no: 501609
Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Stimulation & Training
Advertised: December 17, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Classification Title: Associate Professor or Professor and Director of the Modeling and Simulation Graduate Program
Administrative Title: Program Director
Department: College of Graduate Studies, School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training
Type of Appointment: Regular
Advertised Annual Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is accepting applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of associate professor or professor, and director of the graduate programs in the School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST). This is a 9-month, state-funded appointment within the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) graduate programs, https://msgrad.ist.ucf.edu, to begin no later than August 2022.

We seek applicants with a demonstrated record of rigorous research and scholarship, a record of external contract and grant funding, and excellence in teaching (especially mentoring and training graduate students) within topics relevant to M&S. We are interested in faculty with a demonstrated record of academic leadership such as initiating new programs; aligning existing programs with the strategic directions of the university and the region; interacting with business, government, and K-12 representatives on how our M&S program can serve their future workforce needs; and the development of strategic partnerships to advance the education of the existing workforce.

The selected candidate will serve as the M&S graduate program director (initially for up to a 5-year term, renewable). While serving as graduate program director, the faculty member will have a full teaching release for the first year and a reduced teaching load for the remainder of the directorship term, and receive a commensurate summer stipend. For a description of typical program director responsibilities, see https://graduate.ucf.edu/graduate-guide.

The School of Modeling, Simulation and Training was established in 2018 by UCF to recognize the growth and success of the M&S workforce. SMST houses two departments: the Institute of Simulation and Training (IST) and the M&S graduate program. SMST has 148 total employees, which includes 40 dynamic interdisciplinary faculty members (tenure track and research) and has an average annual budget of around $17.5M, which includes average external funding of $13.3M. SMST faculty members are internationally recognized for their cutting-edge research. The school emphasizes interdisciplinary research and robust partnerships across a diverse range of stakeholders. SMST faculty have appointments in a wide range of academic units including business, chemistry, computer science, history, industrial engineering, interactive media, medicine, nursing, philosophy, physics, and psychology. SMST also sustains impactful STEM and other outreach activities with the university, local schools, museums, hospitality systems, and other organizations, with the goal of inspiring future generations of MST researchers and developers.

Since the inception of the M&S graduate program, over 391 M.S. and 115 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded. Facilities include 80,000+ square feet of laboratories, workspace, and administrative offices over four locations in the Central Florida Research Park.

UCF was founded in 1963 to provide talent for Central Florida and the growing U.S. space program. Since then, its impact on the state, the nation, and the world has been steadily increasing. UCF comprises over 69,000 students and over 13,500 faculty and staff members, and has an annual budget of around $1.8 billion. UCF is an academic, partnership, and research leader in fields such as modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, video game design, cybersecurity, optics and lasers, healthcare, education, business, public administration, and hospitality management. UCF offers 99 bachelor’s, 89 master’s and 31 research doctoral programs, and awards approximately 17,000 degrees per year.

Central Florida is the recognized world capital for modeling, simulation, and training, with between $4B and $5B in related procurement contracts issued annually. A significant amount of sponsored research supports new training technologies and techniques associated with these efforts. Along with the well-known theme parks, Central Florida is home to museums, theaters, performing arts centers, botanical gardens, spring-fed lakes and rivers, fishing, boating, golf and other recreational sports, professional sports venues, and other cultural attractions. The “space coast,” including the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Atlantic Coast beaches, is typically within a one hour drive. The Gulf Coast and associated beaches are typically within a two-three hour drive. Central Florida is served by three airports. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the busiest in the state, and the 10th busiest in the country, with over 850 daily flights on 44 airlines to 135 domestic and international destinations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree in Modeling and Simulation or other related field of research) from an accredited institution in disciplines in, or related with, modeling and simulation.
  • Experience in graduate teaching in disciplines in, or related with, modeling and simulation.
  • A research specialization and active research program in M&S or a related field with the potential for obtaining external funding.

 

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank (https://facultyexcellence.ucf.edu/document/institute-for-simulation-and-training-t-te-criteria/). Rank on hire will also be determined based on the selected candidate's record of teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of leadership in modeling and simulation or closely related graduate education.
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity efforts, outreach, and/or experience in promoting equal opportunity in higher education.
  • Experience in leading interdisciplinary teaching and research in modeling and simulation.
  • A strong history of publication.
  • A demonstrated track record of obtaining competitive external funding.
  • Experience identifying and developing new funded interdisciplinary research and educational initiatives with diverse faculty teams towards strategic growth of the program.
  • Having administrative experience with educational or research programs such as the interdisciplinary programs from the NSF, NEH, and other organizations.

 

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should upload:

 

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. An Academic Achievements Statement (no more than 3 pages): Describe how you can contribute to the M&S program from a faculty perspective via contributions to core courses; potential new courses you could introduce or support for existing courses; description of your research program, including funding you have received to support it, and plans to develop your research in the context of M&S; a description of your experience recruiting, mentoring, and educating graduates students in areas relevant to M&S. Include any other comments related to your academic accomplishments that are relevant to M&S.
  4. A Leadership Statement – academic and research (no more than 3 pages): The statement should include a description of previous academic and/or research administrative leadership experience and discuss how the experience matches the M&S director duties and qualifications, while providing evidence of communication skills, leadership, and organizational wellbeing.
  5. A concise diversity statement (no more than 300 words): Describe how you would bring a commitment to equity efforts, outreach, and/or experience in promoting equal opportunity in higher education to this position.
  6. The names, email addresses, and telephone numbers for three professional references who may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation which specifically addresses your research, teaching, and interdisciplinary qualifications.

 

NOTE: Please have all 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 later.

Additional questions may be addressed to Dr. Grace Bochenek (grace.bochenek@ucf.edu), Director, SMST, or Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira (carolina@ucf.edu), Search Committee Chair.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Apr. 21, 2022

Cloud Computing Engineer III

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Job no: 501869
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Simulation & Training
Advertised: February 18, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Classification Title: Cloud Computing Engineer III
Department: Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Type of Appointment: Regular
Advertised Annual Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:
This position supports Knight Shield, a secure environment established at UCF to meet federal IT compliance requirements that is managed and operated by the Institute for Simulation and Training in support of researchers across the university. Responsibilities include building and monitoring highly resilient, secure, compliant, automated, cost-effective cloud computing environments following all applicable compliance standards, including but not limited to NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, HIPAA Security Rule, DISA STIGs and SRGs. This position is customer-focused and will work closely with researchers for gathering requirements, collaborating with IT Teams on campus for setting up Windows/Linux environments and supporting applications for research projects.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on Azure and AWS, using systems engineering, network engineering, multi-region and multi-account design strategies to deliver well-architected cloud solutions for compliance needs, with boundary protection, data protection, and operational security management.
  • Write and maintain technical documentation of various environments. Write procedures, standards, and help draft policies needed to meet regulatory requirements. Provide artifacts and documentation needed for compliance and risk assessments, reports and audits.
  • Gather and document researcher requirements and provide design and architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning cloud resources. Provide cloud budgetary estimates for research proposals. Assist researchers in application deployments, and maintenance. Share training resources with researchers to help with their cloud environments.
  • Monitor configuration changes; create and maintain tools and scripts to manage deployments and configurations. Continually evaluate and identify tools, frameworks and technologies to support, improve and secure the overall solution delivery.
  • Build and maintain automation scripts using Azure Resource Manager and AWS CloudFormation or similar for infrastructure administration and operations. Set up Virtual Private Cloud resources, subnets, network access control lists, and security groups. Perform OS updates, software deployment, script creation, and backups, as necessary.
  • Resolve support tickets for researchers running Windows, Linux, and applications in the cloud.
  • Monitor resource utilization on the cloud and provide cost-saving recommendations (e.g. reserved or spot instances) based on use case or research workloads.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will have at least one of the following security certifications: Security+, AWS Certified Security, MS Azure Security Engineer, ISC2, CCSP, SSCP, CISSP Associate or others relevant to the position.
  • Advanced knowldege of Azure and AWS technologies like AMIs, CloudFormation templates, EC2, EBS, S3, EFS, ELB, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Lambda, VPC, RDS, DMS, etc. for AWS; and Microsoft server operating systems, Azure AD, Azure Files, Blod Storage, Managed Disks, Site Recovery, ADConnect, VNet, Virtual Machines, Container Instances, Functions, Resource Manager, PowerShell, etc. for Azure.
  • Experience in VPC/VNET design best practices, IAM/ Roles definition, OS tuning/configuration, provisioning automation, service management, and operations.
  • Experience managing cloud security against an established framework like NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, FISMA, etc.
  • Experiencing building secure host baselines using established benchmarks like DoD STIGs or CIS.
  • Intermediate knowledge of wired and wireless networking protocols, e.g. TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, and HTTPS protocols.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to articulate solution architecture to researchers and executives.
  • Superior analytical, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Advanced technical skills for engineering of systems, frameworks, workflows, tools.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, working as a team member, and motivating others.

 

Additional Application Materials Required:
If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information provided in the application for employment. We urge to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
US Citizenship required as the position must manage and guard access to research project related Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and security information (Export Controlled) as it pertains to various federal agencies and sub-agencies.

Must be willing to get Security Clearance if required as job responsibilities evolve.

Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Feb. 18, 2022

Postdoctoral Scholar, Intelligent Virtual Reality Systems

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Job no: 501854
Work type: Postdoctoral Associate
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Sciences
Advertised: February 18, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Classification Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Intelligent Virtual Reality Systems
Administrative Title: No Administrative Function
Department: College of Graduate Studies, School of Modeling, Simulation and Training
Type of Appointment: Postdoctoral
Advertised Annual Salary: $60,000

Job Description:
The University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research scholar position in the School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST). The postdoctoral scholar will work on a funded project focusing on the design, development, and testing of an intelligent, virtual-reality system for empathy training for local government employees in Orlando, Florida. The aim is to use multimodal data (e.g., verbalizations, physiological sensors, eye movements, and human-system interactions) to advance the current system to foster employees’ cognitive, metacognitive, and affective processes while training them on emotion regulation strategies to address major societal challenges. The project involves an interdisciplinary team from the fields of Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering, and Modeling and Simulation. The selected candidate will be involved in the conceptualization of laboratory and real-world research studies involving adults (e.g., first responders) and a collection of multimodal, multichannel data (e.g., log files, eye tracking, physiological sensors, facial expressions of emotions, etc.) using virtual reality equipment for research purposes, analyses and interpretation of multimodal multichannel data, submission of research findings for conferences and peer-reviewed publications, and translation of research findings into modifying the system’s architecture (e.g., embedded intelligent virtual humans).

The postdoctoral scholar will work with Dr. Roger Azevedo and his team coordinating project milestones, coordinating and attending team meetings and contributing to annual reports, training and facilitating the management of team members, leading and contributing to scholarly writing, and conducting research with members of the interdisciplinary team, including industry partners and government officials. The selected candidate must have excellent interpersonal, writing, and research skills, strong time management and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, and work both independently and as a member of the research team. The candidate will work with Dr. Azevedo and members of his interdisciplinary team at the University of Central Florida and collaborating industry partners and government officials.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Cognitive, Human Factors, or Educational Psychology, Cognitive or Affective Sciences, or a related field from an accredited institution is required.

Candidates must have:

  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: emotion, emotion regulation, self-regulated learning (SRL), virtual humans, or affective computing;
  • Experience with planning, coordinating, and conducting mixed-methods studies in a variety of real-world contexts both in-person and remotely;
  • Experience collecting and analyzing emotions, emotion regulation, and self-regulated learning data qualitatively and quantitatively;
  • Experience developing and adapting qualitative coding schemes based on dialogue and behaviors (from video, audio, eye movements, log file data);
  • Experience working with physiological sensors (e.g., skin conductance) and eye-trackers (e.g., embedded in VR headsets);
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and research skills;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills;
  • The ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • The ability to work both independently and as a member of the research team;
  • Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Exceptional interdisciplinary research experience and skills, specifically knowledge and skills in using advanced statistical methods (e.g., HLM, SEM) and programming skills (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB), as well as data mining techniques for analyzing performance outcomes, self-report measures, and multimodal multichannel data (e.g., log files, eye tracking, physiological sensors, and audio and video streams;
  • Prior experience and future goals of publishing research;
  • Prior experience in design, development, and testing of immersive virtual environments, intelligent systems, affective sciences, virtual humans, pedagogical agents, and/or advanced learning technologies is strongly preferred.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a full-time position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the application, please submit a letter of interest, a current CV, a research statement, a list with the names and contact information for three (3) professional references, and two (2) sample relevant publications.

NOTE: Please have all 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 later.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Roger Azevedo at roger.azevedo@ucf.edu, or Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nayade.ramirez@ucf.edu.

Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Feb. 18, 2022

Marketing Communications Specialist I

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Job no: 501527
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Simulation & Training
Advertised: February 18, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Classification Title: Marketing Communications Specialist I
Department: Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Type of Appointment: Regular
Advertised Annual Salary: $48,722 to Negotiable

Job Description:
The School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) is looking for a Marketing Communications Specialist I, responsible for conducting and facilitating the school public relations and information activities; providing design and print services to SMST staff and students; coordinating tours of SMST labs and facilities, and organizing SMST's event participation; compiling data and contributing to SMST and UCF internal reporting; managing the SMST Information, Publications and Graphics unit.

This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 0+ years of relevant experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills; drive, competence, flexibility and a willingness to learn; excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask; creativity, imagination and initiative; good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability and confidence to deal with a range of people; good presentation skills and the confidence to explain and sell ideas and concepts to directors and colleagues; accuracy and attention to detail; ability to set and achieve goals; ability to lead and motivate others; integrity and trustworthiness; ability to network and foster relationships; understanding and appreciation of the value of customer service.
  • Able to maneuver and lift heavy objects (minimum 30 lbs). Dexterous and capable of handling a wide range of equipment.
  • Software Knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects) Adobe Acrobat, MS Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint), MS Publisher
  • Hard Skills: HTML, CSS, DNN, Graphic Design, Photography, Video Editing.

 

Additional Application Materials Required:
In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:

 

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognition;
  3. A list of names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.
  4. Graphics portfolio or past examples of relevant work.

 

Note: Please have all 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 later.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Questions about this position may be directed to Mrs. Eileen Smith at eileen.smith@ucf.edu or Mrs. Naya Ramirez at nayade.ramirez@ucf.edu.

This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Feb. 18, 2022

Assistant in Simulation

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Job no: 501529
Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Simulation & Training
Advertised: February 04, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Classification Title: Assistant In Simulation
Administrative Title: No Administrative Function
Department: College of Graduate Studies, Institute for Simulation and Training
Type of Appointment: Regular
Advertised Annual Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:
The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) within the School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for the position of assistant in simulation.

This position participates in ongoing research supporting the U.S. Army, primarily focused on research and development of simulation and training technologies as applied to dismounted soldier and ground vehicle applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and three years related professional experience. Applicants from other academic disciplines that deal with modeling and simulation will be considered.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering from an accredited institution.

 

We are particularly interested in applicants with three or more years of experience in the following areas:

  • Software design patterns;
  • Software development in C/C++/Java/Sketch;
  • Compilers: Visual Studio, GCC, Qt, Android;
  • Programming with commercial game engines such as Unity or Unreal;
  • Programming using geospatial API’s;
  • Simulation development;
  • Embedded processor coding.

 

Also desireable are candidates with:

  • Knowledge of common digital and analog inertial sensors;
  • Strong systems analysis skills;
  • Interest in developing novel mobile and smart applications;
  • Knowledge of Head Mounted Displays;
  • Knowledge of test equipment (data acquisition systems, meters, scopes, etc.).

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
U.S. citizenship required due to job location.

This is a full-time, 12-month contracts and grants (C&G) funded research faculty position and is contingent upon availability of funds.

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to completing the online application, candidates must upload the following documents:

 

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognition;
  3. A list of names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.

 

Note: Please have all 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 later.

Questions about this position may be directed to Mr. Brian Plamondon, Search Committee Chair, at brian.plamondon@ucf.edu, or Ms. Naya Ramirez, Search Committee Manager, at nayade.ramirez@ucf.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Feb. 04, 2022

Associate in Simulation

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Job no: 501528
Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Simulation & Training
Advertised: February 04, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Classification Title: Associate In Simulation
Administrative Title: No Administrative Function
Department: College of Graduate Studies, Institute for Simulation and Training
Type of Appointment: Regular
Advertised Annual Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:
The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) within the School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for the position of associate in simulation.

This position participates in ongoing research supporting the U.S. Army, primarily focused on research and development of simulation and training technologies as applied to dismounted soldier and ground vehicle applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science and three years of related professional experience. Applicants from other academic disciplines that relate to modeling and simulation will be considered.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering from an accredited institution.

 

We are particularly searching for applicants with three or more years of experience in the following areas:

  • Embedded processor and micro-controller board customization;
  • Custom circuit designs and implementation;
  • CAD software knowledge for rapid prototype;
  • Software development in C/C++/Java/Sketch;
  • Compilers: Visual Studio, GCC;
  • Common boards such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

 

Also desireable are candidates with:

  • Knowledge of mechanical and/or electrical systems, products, components, and applications;
  • Knowledge of common digital and analog inertial sensors;
  • Knowledge of test equipment (data acquisition systems, meters, scopes, etc.);
  • Applied knowledge of 3D Printing systems.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
U.S. citizenship required due to job location.

This is a full-time, 12-month contracts and grants (C&G) funded research faculty position and is contingent upon availability of funds.

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to completing the online application, candidates must upload the following documents:

 

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognition;
  3. A list of names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.

 

Note: Please have all 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 later.

Questions about this position may be directed to Mr. Brian Plamondon, Search Committee Chair, at brian.plamondon@ucf.edu, or Ms. Naya Ramirez, Search Committee Manager, at nayade.ramirez@ucf.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Feb. 04, 2022