University of Central Florida — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Faculty Cluster Initiative

The University of Central Florida launched a Faculty Cluster Initiative in 2015 to foster the development of strong, diverse and inclusive, interdisciplinary faculty teams that will leverage the university’s existing strengths to tackle specific challenges and opportunities. For nearly as long as universities have been around, they have been subdivided by academic discipline into colleges and departments. Although this structure serves many purposes, many pressing scientific and societal issues do not conform to those neat divisions.

Designed to produce transformative breakthroughs along the boundaries between disciplines — or even to redefine those boundaries — the initiative has so far produced nine clusters in areas including cybersecurity and privacy, disability, aging, and technology, energy conversion and propulsion, genomics and bioinformatics, learning sciences, prosthetic interfaces, renewable energy systems, sustainable coastal systems, and violence against women.

The initiative has hired 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty to date, but we are looking for an additional 30 faculty members by 2019 to tackle the challenges of growing importance around the world and to advance UCF’s unique areas of excellence and global impact.

We invite you to view all of the available cluster positions via this link: http://bit.ly/2BihkLf
and to learn more about the Faculty Cluster Initiative here: https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/faculty-research-clusters/.

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