The National Center for Forensic Science (NCFS) and the Department of Statistics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are seeking an assistant or associate professor specializing in statistical applications to forensic science, anticipated to begin fall of 2019. The nine-month, tenure-track position will be jointly hired by NCFS and the tenure home department, Statistics. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Statistics, including statistics courses that contribute to the UCF Forensic Science curriculum. The Department of Statistics at UCF currently offers a B.S. in Statistics, a B.S. in Actuarial Science, an M.S. in Statistical Computing with a track in Data Mining, and a Ph.D. in Big Data Analytics. For those applying at the associate professor rank, tenure will be granted to the selected candidate upon demonstration of a teaching, research and service record commensurate with rank.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, nationally competitive research program that emphasizes statistical applications in forensic science. A big data research component will be considered favorably. A competitive startup package can be expected.
The NCFS is a research center comprised of 13 faculty holding joint appointments with academic departments. While the NCFS has historically been most closely aligned with the Department of Chemistry at UCF, which offers a B.S. in Forensic Science, M.S. in Forensic Science, and Ph.D. in Chemistry with a Forensic Science emphasis, it currently seeks to broaden the disciplines represented in the center.
UCF, one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 67,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando, and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://ucf.edu.
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.
A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment period.
For applicants at the associate professor level, a record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, and external research support to warrant appointment at the level of associate professor is essential.
Preference will be given to those with broad-based expertise in the application of inferential statistical methods and a willingness to teach and conduct research in the application of these methods in forensic science.
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload the following: a letter of application, curriculum vita, description of research plan, teaching philosophy and interest, the names and contact information of three professional references.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Judith Stout (Judith.Stout@ucf.edu) and indicate in the subject line “Forensic Statistics and Big Data.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled (open timeline). Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Matthieu Baudelet, chair, Forensic Statistics and Big Data Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 63,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://ucf.edu.