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Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering (Transportation/Infrastructure)

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida 32816
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The University of Central Florida (UCF) is dedicated to increasing the prominence of its Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department (CECE) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Applications are invited for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. The position is starting in August 2018.

The CECE Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering. The undergraduate degree is ABET-accredited. CECE is also home of the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS). This center was established in 1998 and over the last seventeen years has attracted more than $25 million in sponsored research related to traffic operations, traffic safety, human-centered simulation, and ITS deployments. CATSS is a member of four University Transportation Centers’ consortium that includes the National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) at Georgia Tech, the Southeastern Transportation Center (STC) at the University of Tennessee, the SaferSim Center at the University of Iowa, and the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) under the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at UCF. The Civil Engineering department faculty maintain diverse, active, and successful research programs. Learn more about the department at

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 64,000 students. UCF has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at and the CECE department at

Position Minimum Qualifications: 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Engineering, Computer Science, or closely-related field at the time of appointment. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in all aspects of Smart Cities as it relates to Transportation and Infrastructure, e.g., Connected Vehicles/Autonomous Vehicles’ applications, Infrastructure Engineering and Management, Adaptive Traffic Signals’ Control and Technologies, Big Data and Internet of Things, Transportation Economics and policies, etc. 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.

Preferences: Candidates with expertise in human-centered simulation, connected vehicles/autonomous vehicle applications, Smart Cities, freight transportation logistics, infrastructure and transportation policies, transportation economics, infrastructure engineering and management, and adaptive traffic signals’ control and technologies. 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. 

Special Conditions: 
Applicants for this position will also be considered for position number 38239.

Additional Application Materials Required: 
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit:

(1) a signed cover letter, 
(2) complete curriculum vitae, 
(3) maximum two page statement outlining research vision and teaching interests, and 
(4) 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 October 1, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants may send questions they have regarding the position to:

EEO/AA Policy:

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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