Preeminence Associate/Full Professor

Gainesville, Florida
Oct 12, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title: Associate/Full Professor Job Description:

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida (UF) is seeking to make multiple hires at the Associate or Full Professor level with broad interests in the area of Informatics. These hires are being made in conjunction with the establishment of the UF Informatics Institute, which is a campus-wide Institute to explore fundamental new opportunities in research resulting from the exponential growth of data and computation across all human activity. Informatics faculty in CLAS are being recruited to the Institute in four interrelated areas: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Engineered Systems and the Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education, and Informatics Techniques and Technologies.

Desired areas of expertise include biological and medical informatics, computational statistics, complex systems and multi-scale phenomena, collaborative analysis of massive data sets, large-scale modeling and simulation, data visualization, sensor data analysis, machine learning and topological data analysis, statistical analysis of digitized historical and public records, as well as data analytics in e-learning, the social sciences and the humanities. This list is not exhaustive, and applicants having research interests in other fields related to big data and informatics are encouraged to apply. New hires will be appointed full-time within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and be affiliated with specific departments that will serve as their tenure home. Furthermore, they will be expected to engage in a broadly collaborative program including researchers in the Colleges of Engineering, Medicine, Health Professions and Public Health, Nursing, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Education, and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The University of Florida is one of the largest, most comprehensive, highest quality public universities in the country. UF is a land grant, sea grant and space grant university and on-campus home to the most comprehensive academic health center in the southeast. The Informatics Institute will leverage extraordinary data resources, one of the nation's most powerful supercomputers, as well as a strong collaborative environment across all disciplines.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Advertised Salary:

Highly competitive salary, commensurate with education and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The positions require a Ph.D. degree in the natural sciences, mathematics, statistics, the social sciences, or any related field.


Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates for these positions in CLAS will have a proven track record of publications in top journals, along with an independently established research program with significant evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding. Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at job number 499121, and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) teaching/research statement, and (4) the names of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.

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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at


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