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Assistant or Associate Professor, Civil Engineering (Smart City)

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida 32816
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Job Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) is dedicated to increase the prominence of its Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) Department. Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position under the FUTURe CITy – Fostering Smart Urban Transformation and Ubiquitous Resilience with Connected Infrastructure and Technology – a Smart City initiative housed within the CECE Department. The FUTURe CITy initiative’s goal is to attract faculty who have a vision to synergistically explore wide-ranging technological advances towards better serving urban residents. The interdisciplinary research environment, access to rapid metropolitan economic and population growth, and nexus of world-class simulation, space technology and tourism industries co-located in the Central Florida metro region provide unique research opportunities to the potential faculty candidates. This initiative will provide urban policy makers and planners a blueprint that can be used to optimally allocate limited resources while meeting sustainability and resilience goals and promoting social justice, equity, and fairness. For more details visit The targeted rank of the successful candidate is at the assistant professor level. For exceptional candidates, associate professor rank may be considered. The position is expected to commence in August, 2018.

Located in the Orlando Metropolitan area, UCF has over 66,000 students enrolled. The Fall 2016 freshmen class had an average high school weighted GPA of 4.02 and SAT score of 1262. UCF enrolls 289 National Merit Scholars and Engineering is one of the top five majors at UCF. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at and the College of Engineering and Computer Science at

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


Position Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a Smart City-related engineering field such as Civil or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or any related field at the time of appointment.

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

Preferences: We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Smart City research domains including but not limited to the role of information and communication technologies (such as wireless, DSRC) and Internet of Things (IoT), design and operation of smart cities, modeling of interconnected physical and social infrastructure, connected and autonomous technology (such as connected/autonomous vehicles, adaptive traffic signals, drones, autonomous technology security, Global Positioning System Navigation), analytics (including artificial intelligence, deep learning), mobile onboard units, sharing economy (such as peer-to-peer networks, ridesharing), sensing for interconnected infrastructure (including transportation, water, wastewater and structures), and computer vision applications in Civil Engineering.

Successful applicants will have either demonstrated or shown a clear potential for creative and independent research that would lead to strong extramurally-funded research and national/international recognition.

Additional Application Materials Required: UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the application, candidates must also submit a signed cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, maximum two-page statement outlining research vision and teaching interests, and a list of at least three professional references complete with address, phone number, and email address.

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.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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