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Job Opening: Director of the Florida Space Institute

March 17, 2022

Hello all! I normally don’t send out job openings as blog posts but there was a special request on this one to try to reach a wide (and hopefully more diverse) audience :). So here is some info, consider applying and forwarding to anyone you think might be a good fit!

Faculty Administrator and Director, Florida Space Institute

The Florida Space Institute (FSI), a multidisciplinary center devoted to facilitating and conducting
leading-edge applied and basic research and education programs in space-related fields, seeks
applications and nominations for a 12-month, non-tenure earning faculty administrator and director of the
FSI. Located in the Research Park of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, FSI’s charter is
to support space research, development, and education activities within UCF and in the state of Florida,
and secondarily to support the development of Florida’s space economy, including civil, defense, and
The director also oversees the Arecibo Observatory located in Puerto Rico. The Arecibo Observatory is
recognized for its world-class radio astronomy, solar system radar, atmospheric physics facility, onsite
and virtual education programs for K-16, and supporting the economic and social development of Puerto

UCF is committed to becoming a premier institution in space science, engineering, and education and is
seeking a dynamic individual to implement that vision by growing FSI into a nationally recognized space
research powerhouse. The director will work with faculty from the College of Sciences, the College of
Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Optics and Photonics, the Arecibo Observatory, and
others interested in space-related research at UCF to achieve these goals. The FSI director reports
directly to UCF’s vice president for Research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and will
strategize, coordinate, and lead UCF’s governmental, industry, research, commercialization, and
administrative efforts in space science engineering and education.

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