Assistant Professor (AI) - J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (80914)

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University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL

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Assistant Professor (AI) - J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (80914)

Location:
Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Sep 1, 2021
Description:

The University of Florida has launched an ambitious fundraising and hiring initiative to position itself among the nation’s best public research universities. In engineering, the recent naming of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering with a $50 million gift is catalyzing a $300 million transformation that includes faculty expansion to 300 total, new collaborative facilities, and innovative educational initiatives.  

In line with these goals, the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida will be recruiting two full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty at the rank of assistant professor.

RESEARCH AREAS: We are seeking candidates to lead research programs at the interface of (1) artificial intelligence and multi-omics data science and (2) artificial intelligence and neuroscience.  Hired faculty will teach courses in AI and computing in BME, conduct research in AI applied to BME applications with an expectation of collaboration across departments and colleges, publish research results in nationally recognized journals and conference proceedings, disseminate research at national and international conferences, obtain funding from external and internal sources to support their research activities, supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in research and teaching, perform service at the department through committee participation, and provide service to the professional community (e.g., peer manuscript review, grant reviews, conference organization).


Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related engineering or quantitative field. Applicants must have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education in biomedical engineering, and a commitment to professional service. The successful applicant will be expected to teach biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty in and outside the department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.


Application Instructions:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the positions are filled; however, to receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by Dec. 1st, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee. You must apply by submitting an application through the UF Careers website https://apply.interfolio.com/93498 (Job number 80914) . The application with attached PDF files of the following required documents: 1. Cover letter (summary and introduction; relate to hiring emphasis areas)  2. Personal statement (include synergy with UF BME, as well as UF investigators, centers & institutes) 3. Diversity Statement describing the applicant’s experience in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service, and vision for promoting a more inclusive experience at the University of Florida  4. Curriculum vitae (include 1-page CV highlights).  5. Research program vision statement.  6. Teaching statement.  7. Names and email addresses of three or more references.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  University of Florida values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff, and creates an inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research, and other work. We strongly encourage applications from women, members of groups that are underrepresented in the profession, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The college of engineering has a policy of non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status as protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public on request.

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 http://www.naces.org/.

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.

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