Assistant/Associate Professor in Computational Physiology/Biomechanics/Kinesiology (81632)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

October 12, 2021

Description

Job Description

The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a faculty member at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. We are seeking a candidate who will contribute to the intersection of the academic areas of machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) and physiology, biomechanics, and/or other subdisciplines of kinesiology. This is a 9-month (1.0 FTE) tenure-accruing position. The search committee welcomes nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The Department is one of the premier applied physiology and kinesiology programs in the world. Currently, it employs 29 full-time faculty and enrolls approximately 1,100 students (~825 undergraduate, 333 graduate). The department has state-of-the-art research facilities, which include 8,869 sq. ft. for animal research and 7,839 sq. ft. for human research. Laboratory space is available to support the candidate alongside shared core facilities with cutting-edge equipment for electrophysiology, locomotion, exercise training and motor performance evaluation, cell culture, molecular biology, biochemical analyses, and neuroimaging analyses. UF is the flagship campus of the state of Florida university system and is ranked as the #6 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

Job Qualifications

Candidates must have a doctorate degree and expertise in machine learning/AI with a primary interest in the areas of physiology, biomechanics, or kinesiology. The successful candidate must have a promising or distinguished scholarly record, success or promise in obtaining extramural research funding, and promise for teaching excellence. Applicants should also have strong communication skills, along with a commitment to integrity, academic excellence, professional service, and inclusion.

Instructions

We will begin evaluation of candidates November 1, 2021, but will accept applications until December 31 or the position is filled. All applications must be submitted on-line at https:// apply.interfolio.com/94142 and should include a copy of the following: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications and a description of research interests and goals, (2) complete curriculum vitae, and (3) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The start date is August 16, 2022, or as negotiated at time of contract. Send inquiries and nominations to the Chair of the Search Committee, Evangelos Christou eachristou@ufl.edu.

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 https:// 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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