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HHP to Hire New Faculty as Part of UF Artificial Intelligence Initiative

HHP to Hire New Faculty as Part of UF Artificial Intelligence Initiative

February 4, 2021

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more than just the next wave of high-tech, UF and the College of Health & Human Performance (HHP) are making strides to incorporate AI into our teaching and learning. The university is making AI the centerpiece of a major, long-term initiative that is combining world-class research infrastructure, cutting-edge research and a transformational approach to curriculum. In support of these efforts, HHP is conducting searches for faculty engaged in AI, machine learning and deep learning.

Currently, the college is seeking a new assistant professor in sport management, and three faculty across all tenure-eligible ranks in tourism, hospitality and event management. These positions favor applicants with an AI focus to their research. 

In addition, faculty in all HHP departments are working with colleges across campus, particularly those in the Health Science Center, to partner on future cross-disciplinary faculty searches focused on AI efforts. 

“Much like the telephone and internet changed the future forever, we know that AI will have a major impact on a wide array of industries and is an important part of growth,” said Michael Reid, dean. “We’re excited to welcome faculty with expertise in this new technology so we can expand our knowledge base as educators and researchers.”

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