Assistant Professor in Cognitive Architectures - Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) (83982)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

November 6, 2021

Description

Job Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The open position is for candidates working in Cognitive Architectures. The research areas of suitable candidates include, but are not limited to methodologies and theoretical advances in information theoretic learning, uncertainty quantification, causality, deep predictive coding, foveal vision, attention, memory, life-long learning, reinforcement learning and the perception-action-reward cycle. The successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant engineering field at the time of hire. The anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2022 with some flexibility for a later start based on individual needs.

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF recently announced a $70 million AI partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. Of particular relevance to these new faculty positions, the HWCOE is in the process of creating the programmatic backbone to UF's efforts to change the future of education and workforce development through university-wide AI training and experiential learning efforts.

The ECE Department in the HWCOE is a vibrant, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative environment. The Department's external research expenditures are at a record high, $23.6M last year using the ASEE definition. The ECE graduate program ranks #17 among public ECE departments according to U.S. News and World Report. The department leads several university-wide multidisciplinary institutes related to electronics including the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World, the Florida Institute for CyberSecurity (FICS) Research, and the Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant engineering field at the time of hire.

Instructions

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, with the first full committee screening occurring on, October 29, 2021 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at: https: // facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/. (Please see Job Requisition # 83982 ). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter including summary, introduction related to hiring emphasis areas, and any synergies with current UF faculty; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement describing the applicant's experience in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service, and vision for promoting a more inclusive experience at the University of Florida; (4) a research program vision statement detailing short- and long-term goals; (5) a teaching statement describing the applicant's teaching experience and vision for developing a teaching program at the University of Florida; (6) up to three refereed journal or conference articles (co-)authored by the applicant; and (7) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. To be competitive, candidates for this faculty position should submit a cover letter, research statement, and education vision statement that complement the overall mission of the department. Please email any questions to search-AI@ece.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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