The Townes Laser Institute and CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics are establishing a new initiative in Lasers in Medicine and Biophotonics. As part of this initiative, new faculty positions are open to strengthen partnerships with ongoing activities in The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and The College of Medicine.
We are now seeking candidates for a tenured/tenure track faculty position who will lead an internationally visible research program and contribute to our educational programs in advanced biophotonics.
The Townes Laser Institute is housed within CREOL, which is one of the nation’s premier academic research centers in advanced laser technologies and their applications. Its mission is to advance laser technologies that will impact applications in manufacturing, medicine and defense. CREOL is the first college of optics in the country. The college is comprised of 40 full-time and associated faculty, over 130 graduate students, a new undergraduate program, and an annual budget of approximately $17M.
UCF, with an enrollment of more than 65,000 students and growing, is located in Orlando, a large metropolitan city centrally positioned in Florida’s High Tech Corridor between Tampa/St. Petersburg, and Cape Canaveral. The new College of Medicine, which includes the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, has stimulated a strong interest in biophotonics at CREOL. We are building strength in this multidisciplinary area and are enhancing collaborations between existing faculty in optics & photonics and faculty in the biomedical sciences at UCF and within the Orlando Medical City, which is home to the UCF College of Medicine, the VA Medical Center, and the Nemours Children Hospital.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in a closely related field, research experience in a relevant discipline, a willingness to mentor students and teach in optics and biophotonics, and the aptitude to partner with collaborators and promote new science and technologies for outside funding from federal and other research agencies.
The successful candidate would preferentially have expertise in areas related to biosensing, neuro imaging, optical diagnostics and therapeutics, nonlinear optical imaging techniques, and other areas in biophotonics, and laser applications in medicine.
Candidates must apply online at www.jobswithucf.com, and include supporting documents such as a curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching plan, and names of three professional references. Review of applications will begin January 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact Professor Peter Delfyett, Search Committee Chair, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics/University of Central Florida
CREOL is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. The College offers PhD and MS degrees in optics and photonics, and a BS degree in photonic science and engineering. The faculty engages in fundamental and applied research and education in lasers, optical fibers, semiconductor and integrated photonic devices, nonlinear and ...quantum optics, and imaging, sensing, and displays. The college is now home to the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), and Townes Laser Institute (TLI), and the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST). In addition, the new College of Medicine, which includes the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, provides rich opportunities for collaboration. For more information see www.creol.ucf.edu.