The University of Central Florida is dedicated to increasing the prominence of its Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) Department. Applications are invited for two tenure-track faculty positions 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 toward better serving urban residents. For more details, visit The targeted rank of the successful candidates is at the Assistant Professor level. The position is expected to commence in August 2023. 

The department is seeking exceptional candidates for these positions with a focus on either the Geotechnical, Transportation or Construction Engineering fields. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Smart City research domains, including but not limited to 

  1. Real-time sensing, communications, and data analytics for the operation of infrastructure systems such as underground structures and slopes, high-rise buildings, bridges, and safety-critical facilities 
  2. Approaches drawing on emerging technologies/methods such as sensor fusion, artificial intelligence, and data analytics in the areas of transportation planning, operations, and safety
  3. Sensing for Interconnected Infrastructure (including Transportation and Geostructural systems) and Computer Vision applications. 
  4. Inter-disciplinary applications of artificial intelligence, data analytics, and mixed reality (augmented reality and virtual reality) for Geotechnical, Transportation, and Construction Engineering fields.

The CECE department houses active research laboratories, institutes, and university transportation centers, 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 the Institute for Simulation and Training, the Center for Research in Computer Vision, and the College of Medicine. Located in the Orlando Metropolitan area, UCF enrolls over 67,000 students, offering excellent professional and personal opportunities. UCF offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering. The undergraduate degree is ABET accredited. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at and our Department at The review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution by the time of appointment in a Smart City-related field such as Civil, Construction, Mechanical, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields. 

PreferencesSuccessful 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. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application MaterialsUCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, Candidates must also submit a signed cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a 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.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to: 

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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