UCF- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department – Faculty Positions in Cooperative co-robotics and dynamics and control

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks experienced candidates in the areas of cooperative co-robotics and dynamics and control. A successful candidate will be able to contribute to one or more of the following subject areas (but not limited to): haptics, tactile sensing, brain-machine interface, soft-robotics, human-robot interaction, rehabilitation robotics, computer vision for health monitoring, wearable robots, and assistive robotics. To apply and learn more about this opportunity and the departments involved please visit:  https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/cluster/disability-aging-technology/.

UCF has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting faculty in the broad area of disability, aging, and technology and will hire two tenure-track assistant professors for the Disability, Aging and Technology Cluster. The positions have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2020.

The Disability, Aging and Technology (DAT) cluster is a partnership among six colleges: the College of Health Professions and Sciences, the College of Nursing, the College of Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the College of Medicine, and the Nanoscience Technology Center at UCF. The DAT cluster seeks transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health and wellness interventions with technology applications so that effective and feasible health, behavioral, and assistive technologies can be used with diverse populations.

Both positions are interdisciplinary and will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and the candidate’s chosen tenure home (Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical and Computer Engineering) and may include a combination of joint appointments. A strong advantage of this position is the ability of the candidate to choose a combination of units for their appointment. Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this new position.

UCF has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years and is now home to 13 colleges offering over 200 majors. As of 2019, the U.S. Department of Education designated UCF as a Hispanic Serving Institution  (HSI).

The Orlando location has strategically situated UCF to become 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. Orlando also puts UCF at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor with an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and world-renowned entertainment industry. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the State of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. In addition, UCF has an accredited medical school which was established in 2006. UCF has established partnerships with all of the major healthcare systems in Central Florida and is a neighbor to large corporations such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and many others.

Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world’s best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at  http://www.ucf.edu/faculty.


Yoav Peles, PhD

Professor and Chair,

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,

University of Central Florida