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University of Central Florida UCF is a thriving pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, one of the most popular regions in the world. Our university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed. The UCF campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. The university also has 10 regional campus locations throughout Central Florida and recently graduated the charter class from its fully accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona. With 60,810 students, UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida and the second-largest in the nation. It has more than 11,000 employees and an operating budget of $1.5 billion. UCF researchers set a record in fiscal year 2014 for funded research, receiving $145.6 million. In Fall 2014, the freshman class had an average SAT two-score of 1256, The Burnett Honors College enrolled nearly 1,700 students, and the number of incoming National Merit Scholars ranked UCF among the top 40 colleges and universities. The university offers 92 bachelor’s, 83 master’s, and 31 doctoral degree programs, and it leads all universities in Florida in conferring more than 15,000 degrees a year. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning.
John C. Hitt President
“John Hitt has been the unwavering force behind one of the most remarkable success stories in American public higher education during his two decades as president of the University of Central Florida. His entrepreneurial drive has engendered astounding success in steering UCF to become one of the fastestgrowing, most pioneering public universities, and in so doing, his leadership has been cast in gold.”
EDWARD M. ELMENDORF SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND POLICY ANALYSIS, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, WASHINGTON, D.C.
U C F AT A G L A N C E • 12 colleges • Second-largest university in nation • A university-record 275 National Merit Scholars enrolled • Ranked among top 25 universities in the world for the number of patents awarded • One of 25 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity • Ranked No. 3 “Top Up-and-Coming” national university by U.S. News & World Report • Kiplinger’s and The Princeton Review ranked a UCF education as one of the nation’s best values • Medical college anchors the Lake Nona Medical City, which is projected to create more than $7 billion in annual economic activity by 2017
UCF CREED INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP COMMUNITY CREATIVITY EXCELLENCE
This is UCF Established in 1963, UCF has retained its character and convenience through careful planning. The brick buildings of the academic core reflect the early years of the campus. Newer structures incorporate today’s more energy-efficient materials. And the Student Union gives the 1,415-acre campus a focal point and reflects the school’s emphasis on the student body. UCF’s reach extends farther with 10 regional campus locations serving 11 Florida counties, the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, the Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, which is located in the heart of the world’s most famous tourist destination, and the College of Medicine at Lake Nona. OUR COLLEGES Arts and Humanities
Health and Public Affairs
From literature to philosophy to digital media,
The college is known for its dedication to serving
our students hone their creative skills and enjoy an
people and their communities, and its focus on
environment for artistic expression of every kind.
producing leaders in health and public service.
Students enjoy the intimacy of a small liberal
The College of Medicine anchors a new medical
arts college along with the benefits of a large
city where future doctors train in close proximity
metropolitan research university.
to world-class partners such as Nemours, Sanford-
Burnham and the V.A. Medical Center.
With more than 8,000 students, the college
teaches students innovative thinking in a high-tech
Nursing students and faculty use state-of-the art
technology, perform cutting-edge research and
Education and Human Performance Using cutting-edge motion-capture technology, as
provide high-quality patient care to serve the needs of a changing population.
well as promoting an international reading center,
Optics and Photonics
the college explores many methods to educate its
The college is comprised of three major research
students for their future roles.
centers: the Center for Research and Education in
Engineering and Computer Science The college creates new solutions to real-world
Optics and Lasers, the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence and the Townes Laser Institute.
problems by working with some of the biggest
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
names in technology, including NASA, Lockheed
Graduates of the college manage hotels,
Martin, Boeing and Siemens.
restaurants and theme parks, organize and
Graduate Studies With nearly 120 master’s and doctoral programs,
administer major events and promote national and international tourism.
the college offers a rich blend of academic,
research and partnership opportunities.
The largest college at UCF offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that range from anthropology to chemistry to political science.
America’s Partnership University
Strong relationships and a shared
Founded in part by UCF, the Florida
UCF promotes economic
vision lead to successful partnerships.
High Tech Corridor was created to
development in the region by
And UCF has solid relationships
promote high-tech employment in
aiding the transfer of technology
throughout Central Florida, built on
partnership with education. This
and business skills between
mutual respect and shared goals.
effort has not only earned national
university and industry teams.
recognition, but also attracted more
From nanoscience to optics
than 350 companies and generated
and photonics, from simulation
$1 billion in downstream impact.
and training to forensic science,
Working with organizations such as the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Orange
we work together to develop
County and the City of Orlando has
Partnerships with national
led to successful projects, including
organizations include the University
a Venture Accelerator, a Small
Innovation Alliance where 11
Business Development Center, an
universities work together to
For more than a decade, UCF
Entrepreneurship Center, GrowFL
increase the rate at which students
researchers have attracted more
and Blackstone LaunchPad.
from low-income and minority
than $100 million annually. These
dollars help to strengthen and
Partnerships were key to the formation of many of UCF’s top
These partnerships and others bring
research centers, including the
revenue and jobs to the region
world-famous Center for Research
and the state while creating more
and Education in Optics and Lasers,
opportunities for the university’s
and the Institute for Simulation
students, faculty, alumni and
new technologies with mutual objectives.
diversify the local and state economy. Last year, a record $145.6 million came from federal, state and industry partners.
“Partnerships are made, not born.” — John C. Hitt, UCF president
Mending a Broken Heart Heart attacks occur when blood vessels in the heart become blocked, leading to the death of heart cells and a hardening of the heart muscle. Professor DINENDER SINGLA is researching ways to replace dead heart cells with stem cells. If successful, he will improve the quality of life for people with heart disease and also save lives.
â€œI was triggered to do my research because my mother suffered from diabetes and heart issues. Because of that, I want to work to solve these problems.â€?
O P P O R T U N I T Y. GROWTH. SUNSHINE. Our faculty members hold 336 international degrees, including 139 doctoral degrees from 49 countries.
Silver Lining Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences WILLIAM SELF and MOSES MURDOCK, ’13, share a common interest — silver. Their work at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences on the therapeutic uses of silver ion is garnering attention.
Merging Art Forms As a professor of music in the School of Visual Arts and Design, STELLA SUNG helps students bridge the gap between traditional art forms and cutting-edge technology. Sung is also an internationally renowned composer, creating new works for opera, orchestra and ballet, and leads UCF’s Center for Research in Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment.
Better Together When Associate Professor of Physics COSTAS EFTHIMIOU proposed a research project involving string theory to student CHRISTOPHER FRYE, ’13, an ideal collaboration was conceived. Under Efthimiou’s mentorship, Frye became a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, a highly competitive award for scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
CHAMPIONS P L AY H E R E
In 2013-14, the UCF Knights won titles in women’s soccer, softball and football — all during the inaugural year of the American Athletic Conference. The Knights’ landmark victory in the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl earned acclaim on the national football stage. There’s even bigger news off the gridiron. UCF student-athletes have a graduation success rate of 95 percent, the highest rate of any NCAA Division I public institution in the nation. With new facilities, great action and plenty of sports to choose from, UCF makes it fun to root for the black and gold.
ATHLETIC TEAMS Baseball
Women’s Track & Field
Women’s Cross Country
Orlando A Great Place to Work and Live Orlando has seen rapid growth and economic expansion in recent years and is a center for the life sciences, medical innovation and technological developments. That’s why Orlando ranked No. 9 on Forbes’ 2014 list of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., and Fast Company magazine has included Orlando in its list of “Best Cities for Innovation.” Plus the sunshine and warm climate create a perfect environment to live, work and explore.
Educated Workforce Each year UCF graduates 15,000 students. Many stay and enter the workforce armed with an education that translates into greater earning power. Some go out of state, adding to the growing national reputation of UCF and Orlando. UCF professors also help and work side-by-side with the community on joint projects — from teaching underprivileged children to read to protecting the environment, and from developing health care solutions to finding alternative energy solutions.
Major Employer UCF is one of Central Florida’s largest employers, with 1,961 faculty members and more than 9,000 staff members. The university impacts more than 112,000 additional jobs and adds $7.73 billion of value to the economy, according to a 2009-10 study by the Florida Board of Governors.
adjacent Central Florida Research Park work with UCF researchers and students on projects in the sciences, engineering, photonics and optics, modeling and simulation, and healthrelated fields.
Image courtesy of Visit Orlando
Many of the 10,000 employees in the
“I am proud to announce a landmark decision … UCF will expand in downtown Orlando!” — President Hitt, Sept. 23, 2014
EXPLORE CENTRAL FLORIDA • Cultural venues such as the Morse Museum, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Orlando Museum of Art • More than 100 theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld • Kennedy Space Center and beautiful beaches a short drive away • Hundreds of lakes and rivers for kayaking, canoeing, water skiing and more • Home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic and the newest team to join the MLS — Orlando City Soccer Lions
Will You Join Us? UCF has evolved into the nation’s second-largest university by implementing innovative growth strategies. But we aspire to be even better. Over the next few years, UCF is hiring several hundred faculty members in a variety of disciplines. Lecturer, assistant, associate and full professor positions are available now. For information about faculty career opportunities, visit jobswithucf.com or contact the department/unit of interest. WORK AT UCF
Faculty members enjoy a generous vacation, leave and benefits package. Benefits: Faculty members are eligible for health,
VACATION, HOLIDAYS AND LEAVE Annual Leave • 12-month faculty: 22 days
dental and life insurance, in addition to tuition
waivers, retirement plans and other benefits
• 12-month faculty: 13 days
• 9-month faculty: 13 days
Awards: UCF is the only public institution in Florida
that provides faculty incentive award programs to
• 12-month faculty: 9 per year
recognize faculty excellence and productivity.
• 9-month faculty: 7 per year
Leaves: Professional development and sabbatical
leaves offer opportunities for research, writing and
Unpaid Parental Leave (up to six months)
Karen L. Smith Center for Teaching and Learning
Center for Distributed Learning
Center for the Success of Women Faculty
The center provides development opportunities for faculty members at all career stages. We help faculty find resources whether they are considering a new technique in class, conducting research or incorporating technology into their presentations. Services and activities include:
The center provides faculty members with information and support for teaching online. We offer best practices, assistance from instructional designers, and tools for interaction and assessment. For more information, visit cdl.ucf.edu.
The center promotes research and offers resources for careerfamily balance, a successful women seminar series, one-onone mentoring and more. Visit womenfaculty.afia.ucf.edu to learn more.
• Development conferences and workshops • Support for educational research • Adjunct and graduate assistant training • Technology support • New faculty orientation • Class observations • Course innovation projects Learn more at fctl.ucf.edu.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
Virtual Sights, Sounds … and Smells of War Olfaction distinguishes UCF’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment program. DEBORAH BEIDEL, director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, uses olfactory stimulants such as “Moroccan marketplace,” “body odor” and “weapon fire” to stimulate the part of the brain that handles memory and emotions.
“The point is not to make people comfortable with these events, but to decrease the emotion that has gone along with them. So someone stops being afraid to drive under an overpass because it triggers a reaction related to a bridge attack they lived through in Iraq.”
We are more than higher ed. We are a whole new category. We build. We innovate. We incubate. We develop an educated workforce and open new facilities. We improve lives. We save lives. We are the University of Central Florida and
Weâ€™re Hiring. Visit ucf.edu/jobs.