Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science

Classification Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, is seeking outstanding candidates for a non-tenure earning visiting assistant professor with an anticipated start date of May 2022. 


The primary responsibility of the position is teaching graduate-level courses associated with UCF’s new Master of Science degree in FinTech (Financial Technology). This degree program is co-housed in UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and the College of Business (COB). FinTech includes broad topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence in the finance context; cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings; blockchain; robo-advising; quantitative training; digital banking; regulation/policy; and other emerging fields. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will teach minimally two Computer Science courses in the FinTech M.S. program per semester.


Aside from instruction, responsibilities include: (1) service to the degree program and the CS department, (2) collaborating with faculty, and (3) other duties as assigned by the CS department chair. 


A research-intensive public institution, UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students. An economic engine, UCF attracts and supports vital industry to Orlando. The Department of Computer science at UCF is home to the first computer science Ph.D. program in Florida. It employs 12 lecturers and instructors. Its 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty are engaged in world-class research in HCI, computer vision, AI and machine learning, virtual reality, cyber security and privacy, and many other areas. With nearly 600 graduate students and more than 4,000 undergraduate students, the department has both CS and IT undergraduate degrees accredited by ABET, M.S. degrees in CS, Digital Forensics, and Data Analytics, and collaborates with the Department of Statistics and Data Science, in the College of Sciences, to offer a Ph.D. in Big Data Analytics. See for more information.


AA-College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Computer Science

Type of Appointment:

Visiting - Renewable

Advertised Annual Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field from an

accredited institution by the start of the appointment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals with teaching experience at the university-level and/or individuals with industry experience in FinTech. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This non-tenure track appointment is for a 9-month, annually renewable position for up to four academic years (maximum).

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,  In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit:

1. A signed cover letter;

2. A complete curriculum vitae;

3. A 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests;

4. A list of at least three professional references complete with mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.


A sample of current research is a recommended supplemental document. The cover letter must address the candidate’s background in FinTech as well as how they will add to the

expertise in the Department of Computer Science. 


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. 


Screening of applications will begin on November 29, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 


Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Ali P. Gordon at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening.  Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic.


The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 


These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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