University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted March 5, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Florida (UF) seeks a Director for the Informatics Institute (UFII,  UF has initiated establishment of the UFII as part of the UF Rising Initiative.  The UFII is focused on data science and informatics research relevant to solving problems in the Scientific, Clinical, Agricultural, Liberal arts, and Educational domains (SCALE).  The UFII is composed of three major subgroups: (1) Problem domain specialists, (2) Algorithms and analysis experts, and (3) High-performance computing professionals. While faculty members and researchers in these subgroups are housed in their home departments, the UFII will provide a collaborative environment and resources to facilitate multi-disciplinary research and education in data science, algorithms, and analysis with particular emphasis on solutions of SCALE domain problems.  In addition, the UFII will help facilitate transferring research results to SCALE domains using extremely high-performance computing infrastructure.


The Director will facilitate University-wide strategic UFII research through strengthening and building faculty teams, acquiring grants, fund-raising, and recruiting new faculty.  The Director will also be responsible for coordinating, designing, and evaluating new and existing educational programs in the Institute.  The Director will report to the Vice President for Research.


The University of Florida, a public land-grant institution, is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and one of the five largest universities in the nation with 38,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students. UF faculty attracted $644 million in research and training grants in 2012-2013, placing the university among the nation's leading research institutions. It placed 4th nationally in number of start-ups, behind MIT and the University of California and Texas Systems.  UF is among the nations most academically diverse universities, with 16 colleges offering 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs, and 30 combined degree programs. UF is a perennial national leader in attracting National Merit and National Achievement Scholars and in the number of patents awarded to faculty researchers.


Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., or equivalent with a strong record of successful, multi-disciplinary research and some administrative experience.  The candidate should have a commitment to working with researchers and educators in data science/informatics algorithms and analysis and problem domain specialists.  The academic appointment of the Director is expected to be as a Full Professor in an appropriate department and college, based on the candidates qualifications and expertise. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities.  The University is committed to building an intellectual and culturally diverse educational environment, so applicants should include information about how they will further this mission.  To be considered for this position,  applications must be submitted on-line at: (Requisition #0905075).  Applications must include a curriculum vita, a statement of interest, and the names and contact information of three referees.  Inquiries and nominations about this position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:


Paul Gader, Ph.D., Chair UFII Search Committee

Professor and Chair, Computer and Information Science and Engineering,

E301 CSE Building, P.O. Box 116120

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611-6120


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Floridas Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.  If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY) or visit


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