Job Description: The University of Central Florida is dedicated to increasing the prominence of its Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) Department. Applications are invited for one tenure-track Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 8, 2019 under the “Fostering Smart Urban Transformation and Ubiquitous Resilience with Connected Infrastructure and Technology” (FUTURe CITy) 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 policy makers and planners to optimally allocate limited resources, while meeting sustainability and resilience goals and promoting social justice, equity, and fairness. For more details about this initiative, visit http://www.cece.ucf.edu/future-city-initiative/.
We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Smart City Infrastructure research domains including one or more of the following to 1) multi-functional materials for coupled sensing, structural functionality and sustainability, and energy-efficient buildings, 2) smart building design as the adaptation of the smart grid concept at the level of the building micro-grid with renewable energy sources, 3) decision making frameworks and systems engineering for smart city operation based on sensor fusion, disaster metrology, physics-based models, machine learning, and user data, 4) real-time communications and data analytics for operation of infrastructure systems such as high-rise buildings, bridges, slopes and tunnels, and safety-critical facilities, 5) development of sensing technologies for subsurface exploration, long-range non-contact sensing of large infrastructure, wireless communications for spatially-distributed infrastructure and lifelines. Other possible areas are interest include the development of autonomous robots and drones for deploying monitoring systems, and artificial intelligence and mixed-reality (augmented reality and virtual reality) for visualization, assessment, and decision.
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, 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 http://www.ucf.edu/ and our Department at http://www.cece.ucf.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution the time of appointment in in a Smart City Infrastructure related engineering field such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer or Electrical Engineering.
Candidates may apply for this position at www.jobswithucf.com/postings/54873 and attach the following application materials: 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 Civil Engineering Program Faculty strives to create a high quality learning experience for our students. The principal goals include:
Provide a broad engineering education to our graduates that will prepare them for both current and future professional challenges.
Promote a commitment to continued scholarship and service among our graduates.
Foster a spirit of innovation so that our graduates are positioned to take advantage of new technology in our profession.
Promote an environment that is inclusive and diverse.
To attain prominence in key areas of Civil Engineering graduate education and research.