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The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure earning senior lecturer and director for the Interdisciplinary Design (IDesign) program. The opportunity for summer supplementary salary is also available for the position.
The selected candidate for this position will lead an existing group of faculty and industry-professionals in the delivery of the CECS IDesign program. The IDesign program engages senior level engineering and computer science students in a culminating design experience just prior to graduation. The primary responsibilities for the program director are engagement of stakeholders and administration of the Interdisciplinary Design program. The IDesign program director will be expected to solicit, identify, and secure fully funded projects.
The anticipated starting date is August 2024.
A doctoral degree from an accredited institution in engineering or computer science by the start of the appointment.
Ten or more (10+) years of experience in industry and/or capstone design.
Practical industrial and academic experience with demonstrated leadership and administrative capabilities.
Experience in successfully teaching capstone senior design in engineering and computer science courses.
A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines.
Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, candidates must upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.
In addition, candidates should prepare a statement describing their design education philosophy and vision for the IDesign program.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.
Questions regarding this search should be directed to: Dr. Mark Steiner, Professor, at Mark.Steiner@ucf.edu, 407-907-2482.
Special Instructions to the Applicants:
Job Close Date:
Open until filled
Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.
Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
Retirement savings options.
Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/).
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
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The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.