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Director, UF Interdisciplinary Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

The University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Commensurate based on experience, education, and qualifications.
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

The University of Florida (UF) seeks a Director for the UF Interdisciplinary Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIAIRI). The mission of the IIAIRI, formerly known as the Informatics Institute, is to facilitate and accelerate interdisciplinary research in artificial intelligence, data science, and informatics across the entire University of Florida enterprise.  This Institute will leverage existing strengths in data science, informatics, and artificial intelligence within each of our academic units, UF’s HiPerGator supercomputer, and unique partnerships with NVIDIA and other leading companies in AI and high-performance computing.  The IIAIRI will partner with UF Research Computing to provide the computational support infrastructure necessary to advance the research efforts across campus.   The IIAIRI will also be a key partner with the UF Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative Center, known as AI2 (AI squared), which is the UF focal point for academic initiatives related to AI and data science.       

The Director is expected to facilitate University-wide strategic informatics, data science, and artificial intelligence research through strengthening and building faculty teams, acquiring grants, fund-raising, and recruiting new faculty.  The Director will report to the Vice President for Research.

The University of Florida, a public land-grant institution, is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and one of the five largest universities in the nation with 38,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students. UF research expenditure were $1.25 billion in FY2023, placing the university among the nation's leading research institutions. UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse universities, with 16 colleges offering 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs, and 30 combined degree programs. UF is a perennial national leader in attracting outstanding students, faculty, and staff, as well as in commercializing research in technologies and companies.  

Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., or equivalent with a strong record of successful, multi-disciplinary research and some administrative experience.  The candidate should have a commitment to working with researchers and educators in data science / informatics / artificial intelligence in the areas of algorithms, analysis, and problem domain applications.  The academic appointment of the Director is expected to be as an Associate or Full Professor in an appropriate Department and College, based on the candidate’s qualifications and expertise. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities.  The University is committed to building an intellectual and culturally diverse educational environment, so applicants should include information in their application about how they will further this mission.  Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of interest, and the names and contact information of three referees to the UF job website at , Requisition: #530681.

Applicants may contact Dr. David Reed (Chair, UF-IIAIRI Search Committee) with questions or for more information. Application review will begin April 9, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

The 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

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.

The University of Florida is committed to 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 in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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