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Faculty Administrator, Modeling and Simulation

University of Central Florida
life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time
United States, Florida, Orlando
4000 Central Florida Boulevard (Show on map)
June 20, 2023

Unleash Your Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure earning faculty administrator and researcher position which reports to the director of SMST. The selected candidate will: 1) support major strategic growth in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) at the Institute for Simulation and Training as a regional economic driver, and 2) serve as a convener for synergistic research efforts in collaboration with other principal investigators. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in modeling and simulation as well as a history of inter-disciplinary research and collaboration.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Conducting applied research, technology maturation and prototyping efforts, and systems management.

  • Engaging existing research sponsors and stakeholders on current and prospective projects.

  • Developing and facilitating targeted proposals for research program contracts and grants, endowments, and in-kind support.

  • Facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration between multiple principal investigators, research/technology development teams, and colleges/departments on large-scale research projects and proposals.

  • Directing a modeling and simulation research innovation effort to advance next generation applied R&D and economic development activities.

  • Developing and maintaining strategic engagements with government, industry, academic, and community partners (e.g., joint opportunities development, in-kind support, workforce development initiatives, and service opportunities).

  • Recruiting and mentoring research and technology development team members (faculty, staff, and students).

  • Facilitating alignment of external communications and marketing within the applied research program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Computer Science, M&S, or a related discipline is required at the time of application.

  • Prior research administrative leadership experience at a very high research activity (R1 or R2) university.

  • A demonstrated record of building relationships with government and industry sponsors to ensure external funding and strategic partnerships that contribute to the goals and missions of the university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of professional experience in the research program focus area.

  • Ability to obtain secret or top-secret clearance.

  • Experience in DOD or other federal lab leadership.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, . In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to:Naya Ramirez, Search Manager, at .

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Legal U.S. citizenship is required due to the nature of the research performed.

This is a full-time position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as 'Open until filled' may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more...For more benefits information, go to 'Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website ().

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.