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UCF/IST - Associate In Simulation, Virtual World Technologies #42219

Position Description: 

Position Number 42219
Class Title Associate In Simulation, Virtual World Technologies
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for the position of Associate in Simulation. Our current research, funded by the U.S. Army Research Labs (ARL), is primarily in support of ARL’s simulation and training technologies research.

The applicant will work both independently and as a member of a team to support, design, develop, and test in areas concerning new and emerging immersive virtual environments and simulation systems for UCF/IST. Research includes evaluating the important factors for various learning/collaboration tasks and conducting studies into existing capabilities and shortfalls of current virtual world platforms as well as research areas concerning human-computer interfaces.
Responsibilities include:
• Support multiple projects in an effective and timely manner.
• Develop functional application prototypes within a variety of game engine applications.
• Create user interface prototypes and final product for a variety of application areas.
• Lead computer software development.
• Supervise and train student and junior staff.
• Support program briefings, demonstrations, etc.
• Learn to operate and troubleshoot system prototypes as needed for research and demonstrations.
• Develop special media productions to support project and customer requirements.
Position Minimum Qualifications Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and 3 years of related professional experience, or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of related professional experience. Degrees in computer science or digital media are preferred, but applicants from other academic disciplines that deal with modeling and simulation will be considered.
Preferences Strong applicants will have experience in at least four of the following areas: Microsoft Office tools including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project; significant experience or education in 3D modeling tools such as Softimage XSI, 3D Studio Max, Smith Micro Poser Pro, and virtual environment platforms; game engines such as Unity3D, VBS2/3, Unreal, and OpenSource game engines such as Ogre.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 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. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
Additional Application Materials Required UCF requires all applications to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:
1. A cover letter;
2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience,
publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions;
3. A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence;
4. A list with the names and contact information (including email addresses
and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.
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.
Questions about this position may be directed to Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Job Close Date 10/26/2017
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Office of Research & Commercialization (Research)
Department Research-Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Annual Salary $90,000 to negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
Quick Link http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51109

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