[AG-TECH] Director of the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) of the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, Fl

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Director of the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) of the
University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, Fl

The University of Central Florida is seeking an internationally recognized
leader to further the development of research and education in
computer-based simulation and training.  Beginning in the Fall of 2001, as
the Director of the Institute for Simulation and Training, he/she will
represent and coordinate the University¹s activities in modeling, simulation
and training.

The University¹s objective is to expand its academic offerings, research,
service and technology transfer opportunities in this strategic area.
Building on its established expertise in Defense programs, the University is
seeking a forward looking innovator, to lead the Institute into new areas of
opportunity such as health care, transportation, and entertainment. The new
Director will provide leadership in the introduction of a new Doctoral
program in Modeling and Simulation.

With a staff of over 125, the Institute¹s financial support consists of both
core University funding, and external grants and contracts, principally from
the Federal Government. Expenditures in the current fiscal year are
estimated to be over $8 Million. The University¹s aggregate research
expenditures in areas relevant to Simulation and Training exceed $13

The University of Central Florida is a major public institution of higher
education with over 33,000 students.  The University has strong research
programs in several areas related to the growing high-technology industries
in Central Florida, including Human Factors, Psychology, Computer Science
and Engineering, Photonics and Optics, and Microelectronics.

The Director of IST will report to the Vice-President for Research at UCF.
Minimum qualifications are an earned doctorate in a relevant area. Other
requirements include an understanding of the relevant technical and
scientific issues, demonstrated support and sensitivity to multi-disciplined
research activity, strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills,
and a record of securing research funding. Preference will be given to
candidates who can hold a senior appointment in an academic department, have
a distinguished record of research, and who have demonstrated a genuine
interest in education, training and academia.

Applicants should forward a complete resume, with the names of seven
references, to Dr. Brian Tonner, Chair of the IST Director Search Committee,
UCF Office of Research, 12443 Research Parkway Suite 302, Orlando, FL 32826,
tonner at physics.ucf.edu. Screening of candidacies will begin on July 1, 2001
and will be pursued until the Director is selected.  Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply.  UCF is an affirmative action employer.  More
information about recent programs at IST can be found at www.ist.ucf.edu.


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