The University of Central Florida is dedicated to increasing the prominence of it’s Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) Department. Applications are invited for one tenure-track faculty position under the FUTURe CITy – Fostering Smart Urban Transformation and Ubiquitous Resilience with Connected Infrastructure and Technology – initiative housed in the CECE Department. The FUTURE CITy, a Smart City initiative at UCF, is a group of researchers who 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 opportunities to the potential faculty candidate. This initiative will provide a blueprint for urban policymakers and planners to optimally allocate limited resources while meeting sustainability and resilience goals and promoting social justice, equity, and fairness. For more details, visit https://www.cece.ucf.edu/future-city-initiative/. The targeted rank of the successful candidate is at the Assistant Professor level, with preference given to candidates with Post-doctoral or Assistant Professor experience. The position is expected to start in August 2020.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an engineering field related to Smart Cities, such as Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science, at the time of appointment. UCF is looking for top candidates who will be at the forefront of research and innovation in any application area that will drive future city initiatives, regardless of specialty area. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in, but not limited to: 1) smart wastewater treatment processes emphasizing the water-energy nexus and resource recovery and 2) smart materials that are multi-functional, sensing-enabled, sustainable and resilient, energy-efficient, or energy harvesting. 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.
Interested candidates may apply for this position at www.ucf.edu/jobs. Questions regarding the position may be directed to CECESearch@ucf.edu. 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 four 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.
The CECE department houses active research laboratories, institutes, and a university transportation center, including large-scale structural testing, health monitoring, soil testing, and pavement materials laboratories. A unique opportunity exists for multidisciplinary researchers to work collaboratively with other well-renowned programs on campus including NanoScience Technology Center, the Institute for Simulation and Training, and the College of Medicine. Located in the Orlando Metropolitan area, UCF enrolls over 68,000 students, offering excellent professional and personal opportunities. UCF offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The undergraduate degrees are ABET-accredited. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at http://www.ucf.edu/ and our Department at https://www.cece.ucf.edu.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. However, the candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by November 1, 2019.
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.