Assistant professor

University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, USA
Added on: 11 Nov 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Feb 2023

University of Florida (UF) has a vacancy for an assistant professor to join its College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) in Gainesville, USA.

The opportunity

This is an opportunity to join the Nation’s Leading Artificial Intelligence University.

The successful candidate should hold a relevant PhD or terminal degree and will have a tenure home in one of the following college units: architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture or urban and regional planning. A joint appointment between these units is also possible. Competitive candidates should have demonstrated innovative research and education interests in the application of artificial intelligence in any aspect of design, construction and planning.

The successful candidate will be positioned as a key collaborator within DCP and take an active role in the burgeoning university-wide network of AI faculty. In addition to developing close interactions with existing faculty, centres and initiatives within DCP, the new faculty will seek to build strong AI-centred collaborations with other colleges and entities at UF, as well as national and international centres of excellence. This position will require applicants to maintain active scholarship: producing peer-reviewed publications, securing externally-funded research projects and directing graduate and undergraduate research.

Artificial Intelligence in the College of Design, Construction and Planning

DCP offers an established environment of influential research and development of AI solutions for the built environment that stretches over four decades. The college currently includes three recipients of the prestigiousASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award honouring contributions to computing research, education and service – a significant component of this work is in the field of AI. AI expertise within the college spans all its disciplines.

University of Florida and College of Design, Construction and Planning

UF, founded in 1853, is one of the state’s oldest academic institutions and among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. It was recently ranked sixth among US public universities and belongs to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). UF is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the country with more than 100 undergraduate majors offered in 16 colleges and more than 52,000 students.

Established in 1925, DCP is a preeminent College of Design, Construction and Planning. Current enrolment includes over 1,800 students: 1300 undergraduates and 500 graduate students including 100-plus PhD students. The college has over 110 full-time faculty members in addition to its academic, research and administrative support staff. DCP is well equipped to address the major challenges posed by rapid technological advances, changing workforce skills and demands, demographic changes and the need for synergy between the built and natural environments.

The salary is commensurate based on experience and education.

Minimum requirements: highest degree possible in field or equivalent professional experience; evidence of pertinent experience for the position and qualities for the academic unit.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply via this link. To ensure full consideration, the required documents should be submitted by October 31 2023, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications and will continue until the position is filled. A completed application should include a CV, letter of interest, research agenda/portfolio and names and contact information for a minimum of three references (the references will not be contacted prior to receiving permission from applicants).

For additional information, contact Dr Margaret Portillo, search committee chair. Dr Portillo is happy to address queries on the position and search process.

The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, colour, 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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