The University of Kentucky Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments

Vis Center Director Search

Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments invites applications from outstanding individuals to serve as Director of the Center. Candidates having an exceptional record of research productivity and who have a demonstrated ability to lead an interdisciplinary unit are encouraged to apply. External applicants will be considered for a tenured faculty position at the associate to full professor level, with the departmental affiliation dependent on the candidate.

Candidates with expertise in any area related to visualization, including but not limited to machine vision, medical imaging, and pattern recognition, will be considered. Successful candidates will have: 1) a clear vision for advancing the Center; 2) experience leading large collaborative proposals; 3) experience managing large and complex budgets; 4) experience with supervising staff; 5) a willingness to work with a wide range of internal and external constituencies; and 6) a commitment to advancing diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

UK offers strong collegial collaboration, with on campus proximity to the Colleges of Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Medicine, and Pharmacy, and to the UK Hospital. A competitive salary and start-up package will be available, as well as access to excellent core research facilities.

Seeking Applicants for
Professor and Director, Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments

The Vis Center

  • Established in 2003 as a home for interdisciplinary research related to visualization
  • $30M in external funding in last decade
  • Brand new facilities: $18M Davis Marksbury Building
  • Affiliated members include faculty from computer science, engineering, health and medical sciences, education, statistics, arts and humanities, business, architecture, and psychology
  • Talented core staff of 8.5 FTEs, including the Media Group

Position

  • Tenured associate or full professor for qualified individuals
  • Home department negotiable, e.g., Computer Science, ECE, and BME
  • Administrative appointment as Center Director

Goals for position

  • Establish independent research program related to visualization, including but not limited to machine vision, medical imaging, and pattern recognition
  • Expand Center’s interdisciplinary collaborations to secure programmatic research funding and training grants
  • Build upon and grow strong ties to the medical center

Relevant Environment

  • University of Kentucky brought in $264 million in sponsored projects in FY 2013
  • UK is one of a small number of U.S. institutions with a major academic medical center, all six health sciences colleges and the full spectrum of academic colleges on a single campus
  • Colleges of Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Medicine, and Pharmacy, and the hospital all within a 10min walk
  • State-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging facilities including 7T ClinScan
  • NIH Center for Clinical and Translational Science and NCI Cancer Center

Other

  • Great schools with public magnet system; top 10 city by Parenting Magazine
  • Excellent benefits highlighted by 2:1 match up to 10% into 403(b)

Timeline: review of applications to begin immediately

Application: apply for position SC549154 on-line

  • Include letter of interest, full CV, research goals, contact info for 3 references

Questions: contact search committee at bmedgs@uky.edu

Click for PDF version of application

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