Multiple Positions: Research Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Scholar
The University of Central Florida’s School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) invites applications for the positions of Research Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Scholar in the areas of computational social simulation, social media analytics, machine learning, and social network analysis. The selected candidates will contribute to a multi-year, multi-institution team project to advance understanding and practice of online social simulation.
Research Assistant Professor
Position Description: The duties include: (1) conducting and publishing scholarly research in the areas of this position, (2) developing and executing research plans for existing projects and for new projects, (3) developing grant proposals under the direction of a principal investigator, (4) engaging team members in research collaboration and support project administration. Minimum qualifications: Earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant discipline, such as computer science, statistics, information systems, computational social sciences, computational simulation, modeling and simulation (M&S), or a closely related discipline. One or more journal publications in relevant areas. To apply: please visit http://cyber.ist.ucf.edu/fw/rap19 or search position no. 42213 on https://www.jobswithucf.com/.
Position Description: The duties include: (1) conducting specific research projects under the direction of a principal investigator, (2) supporting proposal development, manuscript writing, and related grant activities, (3) developing and executing computer programs to run experiments and to support research activities. Minimum qualifications: Earned Ph.D. from an accredited university in a relevant discipline, such as computer science, statistics, information systems, computational social sciences, computational simulation, modeling and simulation (M&S), or a closely related discipline. To apply: please visit http://cyber.ist.ucf.edu/fw/pda19 or search position no. 20671 on https://www.jobswithucf.com/.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Located at the UCF SMST, these full-time, 12-month positions are supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and are contingent upon available funding. Legal authorization to be employed full-time in the United States for the duration of position is required. Candidates who expect to earn their Ph.D. prior to appointment start date will be considered.
Notes on Application
All applications must be submitted electronically to the UCF Human Resources website (visit the aforementioned links to apply for respective positions), and must include:
- A cover letter.
- A recent CV documenting the applicant's education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions.
- A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence.
- A list of names, affiliation, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF has a Carnegie Classification of “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” and is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, Florida, USA. Orlando has a low cost of living and is a major industrial and hi-tech center near to theme parks and recreational facilities (more at https://www.ucf.edu/about-ucf). Located at the Central Florida Research Park, SMST has over 30 years of internationally-recognized M&S research achievements (https://www.ist.ucf.edu/About/AboutIST.aspx ).