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Job Opening: Florida Space Institute Director University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

By SpaceRef Editor
September 22, 2010
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Job Opening: Florida Space Institute Director University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

The Florida Space Institute, a multi-disciplinary center devoted to facilitating and conducting leading-edge applied and basic research and education programs in space-related fields, seeks applications and nominations for Director. FSI’s goals include the development of university-wide cohesiveness in research programs and education for space science and engineering programs. UCF is committed to becoming a premier institution in space science, engineering, and education and is seeking a dynamic individual to implement that vision. The Director will work with faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Optics and Photonics, the College of Science and others with interests in space-related research.

The University of Central Florida is a rapidly growing university of 53,500 students with an outstanding technology-based infrastructure and a commitment to develop an array of focused areas in space science and engineering. UCF, the third largest university in the US, is located in Orlando, Florida, a dynamic and progressive metropolitan region which is a major player in high-tech growth of the Central Florida region, and less than 45 minutes from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area or equivalent experience. Appointment with tenure will be considered for applicants with appropriate qualifications. The successful applicant should have demonstrated leadership ability and interpersonal skills, and a record of national and international recognition, competitively funded space research, and broad experience in academic programs. The FSI Director reports directly to the Vice President for Research and Commercialization and will strategize, coordinate, and lead UCF’s governmental, industry, research, commercialization, and administrative efforts in space science, engineering, and education.

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply on line at and click on the ‘Search Available Positions’ option on the top left. Once there, type in position number 32630 to search for this position.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.

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