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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Optics and Photonics

CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Orlando, FL, United States
Employer Description

CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida, is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. CREOL started in 1987 as the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, and became a College in 2004, the first US graduate college in this area, offering interdisciplinary graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optics and Photonics. An undergraduate program offering a BS degree in Photonic Science and Engineering began in 2013 in partnership with the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The College includes 34 faculty members, 19 faculty with joint appointments, 8 emeritus professors, 67 research scientists, 137 graduate students and 90 undergraduate students.

The faculty and students are engaged in research covering all aspects of optics and photonics including lasers; optical fibers; integrated photonics; nonlinear and quantum optics; and imaging, sensing and display. These technologies have applications in industry and manufacturing, communication and information technology, biology and medicine, energy and lighting, and defense and homeland security. Nanophotonics, attosecond optics, plasmonics, biophotonics and manufacturing are also areas of strength and planned future growth. The college is now home to the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), Townes Laser Institute (TLI), and the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST).

Over the years, the college has maintained a tradition of promoting growth in optics and photonics and a strong partnership with industry. Its Industrial Affiliates Program has a current membership of 70 companies. Over the years, the faculty have produced more than 260 patents and spun off 26 companies. Four startup companies are incubated within the CREOL facilities.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide the highest quality education in optical science and engineering, support the educational needs of students in other programs, serve the continuing educational needs of industry, and enhance optics and photonics education at all levels.
  • Create and disseminate new knowledge and innovations in optics and photonics by conducting, presenting, and publishing cutting-edge fundamental and applied research.
  • Aid in the development of the State of Florida and the nation’s knowledge-based and technology-based industries, and create, foster, and sustain mutually beneficial research collaborations and partnerships with industry.
Job Description

CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida (UCF), invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor or professor position in the area of Applied Optics for applications, including but not limited to Infrared sensing, LIDAR hyperspectral imaging, and directed energy.



Job Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in optics or a closely related discipline and a strong research experience with a record of scholarly publications.  The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a high-quality, well-funded research program, to contribute to the educational programs of the college, including distance education and preferably would interact strongly with industry and/or with government labs.

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload supporting documents such as a curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching plan, and names of three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact Professor Kathleen Richardson, Search Committee Chair, kcr@creol.ucf.edu.


23 June 2020
23 July 2020
Professor / Faculty
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors
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