The University of Central Florida launched a Faculty Cluster Initiative in 2015 to foster the development of strong, inclusive, and diverse 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 divisions.
The initiative has hired over 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty to date, but we are looking for an additional 9 faculty members to join us in fall 2020 to tackle the challenges of growing importance around the world and to advance UCF’s unique areas of excellence and global impact.
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, renewable energy and chemical transformations, genomics and bioinformatics, learning sciences, prosthetic interfaces, renewable, intelligent, and sustainable energy systems, sustainable coastal systems, and violence against women.
We invite you to learn more about the Faculty Cluster Initiative here: https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/faculty-research-clusters/.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.