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Director, Center for Intelligent Systems Research

University of West Florida - UWF

Pensacola, Florida 32514
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Director, Center for Intelligent Systems Research

The Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering at the University of West Florida (UWF), Pensacola, Florida, invites applications for a full-time Director (position number 125370) of the newly established Center for Intelligent Systems Research. In addition, the Director will be responsible for the creation and ongoing administration of a new multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in Intelligent Systems and Robotics. The Ph.D. program is a collaborative effort with the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC, in Pensacola, Florida. The successful candidate will be provided a joint appointment with IHMC.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline from an accredited institution with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Applicants who work in all areas associated within Intelligent Systems at the rank of Associate or Full Professor are encouraged to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants who present evidence of successful program creation or administration combined with national/international recognition for scholarship and creative achievements. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities commensurate with faculty in Ph.D. programs, the Director will initially oversee the final phases of the development and approval process for the Ph.D. program, the hiring of new faculty for the program, and the recruitment of doctoral students. Anticipated program launch is Fall 2019.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will begin in August 2017.

The mission of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) at the University of West Florida is to provide innovative programs of excellence in education and research at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Within the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, the Center for Intelligent Systems Research will be the home to the interdisciplinary doctoral program in intelligent systems and robotics. It is anticipated that the Center will engage faculty across HMCSE and the University in developing a nationally prominent research program.

The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is a not-for-profit research institute of the State University System of Florida. IHMC has grown into one of the nation's premier research institutes with multiple university and industry affiliations and more than 100 researchers and staff investigating a broad range of topics related to understanding cognition in both humans and machines. Particular emphasis is placed on multidisciplinary approaches to building computational tools to leverage and amplify human cognitive, physical and perceptual capabilities. Current active research areas include: agile computing, knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, computer and network security, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, biologically-inspired robotics, trust in autonomy and other related areas.

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply online at The deadline to apply is April 21, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. The application process entails the submission of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research, a minimum of three recommendation letters, teaching philosophy, and copy of unofficial transcript documenting the terminal degree.

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer. Any individual requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting ADA Compliance at 1-850-474-2059 (voice) or 1 850 857 6114 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for the successful candidate. E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.


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