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Faculty Position: Lasers in Medicine and Biophotonics

The Townes Laser Institute and CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, are establishing a new initiative in Lasers in Medicine and Biophotonics. As part of this initiative, new faculty positions are open, to strengthen partnerships with ongoing activities in The School of Biomedical Sciences and The College of Medicine.

We are now seeking candidates for a tenured/tenure track faculty position who will lead an internationally visible research program and contribute to our educational programs in advanced biophotonics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in a closely related field, research experience in a relevant discipline, a willingness to mentor students and teach in optics, and biophotonics, and the aptitude to partner with collaborators and promote new science and technologies for outside funding from federal and other research agencies.

The successful candidate would preferentially have expertise in areas related to biosensing, neuro imaging, optical diagnostics and therapeutics, nonlinear optical imaging techniques, and other areas in biophotonics, and laser applications in medicine.

The Townes Laser Institute is housed within CREOL, which is one of the nation’s premier academic research centers in advanced laser technologies and their applications. Its mission is to advance laser technologies that will impact applications in manufacturing, medicine and defense. CREOL is the first college of optics in the country. The College comprises ~40 full-time and associated faculty, over 130 graduate students, a new undergraduate program, and an annual budget of ~17M.

UCF, with an enrollment of more than 65,000 students and growing, is located in Orlando, a large metropolitan city centrally positioned in Florida’s High Tech Corridor between Tampa/St. Petersburg, and Cape Canaveral. The new College of Medicine, which includes the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, has stimulated a strong interest in biophotonics at CREOL. We are building strength in this multidisciplinary area and are enhancing collaborations between existing faculty in optics & photonics and faculty in the biomedical sciences at UCF and within the Orlando Medical City, which is home to the UCF College of Medicine, the VA Medical Center, and the Nemours Children Hospital.

Candidates must apply online at, and include supporting documents such as a curriculum vita, statement of research plan, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact Professor Peter Delfyett, Search Committee Chair, or

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available for public review.

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