Associate or Full Professor, Lasers in Medicine and Biophotonics – University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL

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 senior tenured faculty position (associate or full professor) who will continue to lead an internationally visible research program and contribute to our educational programs in advanced biophotonics.

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 is comprised of 40 full-time and associated faculty, over 130 graduate students, a new undergraduate program, and an annual budget of approximately $17M.

Position Minimum Qualifications

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.

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank.


The successful candidate would 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.

Special Conditions

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, interested candidates should upload supporting documents such as a curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching plan, and names and contact information of 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.

For more information about this position, please contact Professor Peter Delfyett, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

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.

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