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Research Assistant Professor, Behavioral Computer Security

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Work type: Faculty
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)

Job Description: 

The School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) is looking for an exceptional research faculty member with a concentration in behavioral computer security. This is a non-tenure track position. We are interested in hiring a candidate in behavioral computer security with an established record of high-impact research and publications. We offer a competitive salary and start up package with generous benefits. The candidate will teach courses in SMST’s Modeling and Simulation (M&S) of Behavioral Cybersecurity graduate certificate program (https://www.ucf.edu/degree/modeling-and-simulation-of-behavioral-cybersecurity-certificate/).

UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) is an internationally recognized research institute within SMST that focuses on advancing human-centered modeling and simulation technology and increasing our understanding of simulation's role in training and education. The IST has strong areas of research in behavioral cybersecurity, virtual environments, terrain databases, computer generated forces, training, education, team training and education, complex adaptive systems, cyber workforce development, medical simulation, additive manufacturing, robotics, and autonomous systems.  Co-located with Department of Defense (DoD) simulation acquisition agencies, the National Center for Simulation, and Team Orlando, IST is the premier academic research center at the epicenter of modeling, simulation, and training. 

UCF has a current enrollment of over 69,000 students and is one of the nation's largest universities. Located in Orlando, UCF is at the center of the I-4 High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that hosts more than 100 high technology companies and the Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the state of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF is home to the multiple award-winning Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) team, Hack@UCF.  UCF is also designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research (CAE-CDE and CAE-R) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in computer science, computer engineering, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a closely-related field. Knowledge of current practices in cyber systems, simulations, and training are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research focus area is open, but preference will be given to cyber-oriented cognitive psychologists or computer scientists whose research complements existing departmental strengths in behavioral cybersecurity, cybercrime, or online social engineering.  Persons with expertise in computer simulations that involve humans controlling the simulation or modeling human behavior are desired.  Experimental research design experience and cyber security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CEH, OSCP) are a plus but not required.  Required and desired knowledge and experience can be demonstrated through recent publications, positions held, teaching experience, etc.

Special Instruction to Applicants:

U.S. citizenship and the ability to attain security clearance is desired due to the nature of research performed.  Preference will be given to applicants who have previously served as military cyber operators, cyber support operators, or law enforcement officers with experience relating to cybercrime.

This is a full-time, 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

This is a non-tenure track position.

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 online application, candidates should submit a CV/resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three (3) 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 at a later date.

For more information about this position, please contact Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu.

 

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Research Associate in Nuclear Human Performance Operations

Job no: 42465
Work type: Faculty
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)

Job Description: 

The Prodigy Lab at the Institute for Simulation & Training (IST) and the School of Modeling, Simulation & Training (SMST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invite applications for the position of research associate in nuclear human performance operations.

The primary function of the position is to conduct human performance research as it pertains to Workload, Fatigue, Nuclear Power Plant Operations, Human System Interface (HSI), Physiological Measures, Training Effectiveness Evaluation, Augmented Cognition, Unmanned Systems, Cyber Security, and Simulations. This position requires someone with expertise in developing, managing, and conducting experiments with human participants. An additional responsibility is to supervise undergraduate and graduate research associates to achieve quality research findings under deadlines and to advance the knowledge base of the students.

Types of Tasks:

  • Conducting extensive and exhaustive literature reviews;
  • Statistical modeling;
  • Publishing theory and results and/or presenting studies at conferences;
  • Editing papers internally and externally for journals and conferences;
  • Attending and networking at conferences, workshops, and project meetings that are local and require travel;
  • Research and experimental design/development (both laboratory and field) ;
  • Management of undergraduate and graduate research assistants;
  • Proposal writing;
  • Generation of creative solutions for research simulation development.

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctoral degree in Human Factors or a relevant field (e.g., Human Factors, Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Modeling and Simulation) from an accredited institution is required. Applicants are expected to have completed their doctorate degree by the start date of this position, which is Spring 2020. Specific skills required are experience with conducting human research, knowledge of human factors principles including theory and application, a passion for human performance research, operations in nuclear domain, HSI, unmanned systems, augmented cognition and cybersecurity, a desire for enhancing user-experience, and understanding of the contribution of psychophysiological measures. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary for reporting results (ability to write in APA style is crucial) and communicating with team members and the research community. Required experience includes a strong research methods and statistics background.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in research in nuclear power plant operations, workload, HSI, physiological assessment, unmanned systems, and simulation. Familiarity with topics in stress, fatigue, workload, cognition, perception, and personality is desirable. Experience working with interdisciplinary teams is valuable. Previous presentations, publications and experience with simulation development is expected.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.ucf.edu/jobs.  In addition to the online application, interested candidates must also upload a resume/CV, a letter describing experience and interest in position, and the names and contact information of professional references.

Questions about this position may be directed to Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu.

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

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