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Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Economics for Disability, Aging and Technology Cluster

Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Economics for Disability, Aging and Technology Faculty Research Cluster

The University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando 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 plan to hire one tenure-track assistant or associate professor with expertise in health economics for this cluster. Candidates considered at the rank of associate professor must demonstrate a record of teaching, research and service commensurate with that rank. This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2018.

The Disability, Aging and Technology cluster is a partnership among six colleges/units: the Colleges of Health and Public Affairs, Nursing, Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Hospitality Management, and the Nanoscience Technology Center at UCF. The cluster’s goal is transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health and wellness interventions with technology applications so effective and feasible health, behavioral, and assistive technologies can be used with diverse populations.

The health economist position is interdisciplinary and the chosen candidate is expected to strengthen both the cluster and their tenure home. The planned tenure home for this position is College of Nursing (;  however, a strong advantage of this position is that cluster faculty are encouraged to seek joint appointments with other units.

We seek a health economist with experience in aging, disability, or technology-related health services research and a strong potential to secure external funding. A successful candidate will be able to quantify the value of innovations, health policies, and programs that address physical, social, and technological determinants of health among older adults and individuals with disabilities. A record of working with interdisciplinary teams is highly desired.

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities, with a diverse student body of more than 66,000 students, and has grown substantially 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. 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. UCF’s Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes healthcare, software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a 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. UCF also has an accredited medical school, which was established in 2006, 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

Position Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the cluster at the time of appointment. The selected candidate must also have a record of health economics/health services research in aging, disability, or technology and teaching experience.

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank in the tenure department.


– A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines.
– Published research in health economics outcomes, health services use, and the intersection of medical and behavioral health care, social determinants of health and assistive devices.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,, position #30192.

In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter candidates must address their background in disability, aging, and technology, and identify the department or departments for their potential tenure home and the joint appointments they would desire.

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.

This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search can be directed to the search committee chair, Norma Conner, UCF College of Nursing,

EEO/AA Policy:

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: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.