The University of Central Florida is dedicated to increase the prominence of its Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department (CECE). To that end, the goal is to build on the excellent track record of the Transportation Engineering Group toward establishing a world-class research and education entity. Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in the Civil Engineering Program (specifically, Transportation Engineering Systems). The targeted rank of the successful candidate is at the Assistant Professor level; however, special consideration will be given to Associate Professor candidates who have superb track records of sponsored research and scholarly publications. The position is starting in August 2016. UCF offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering. The undergraduate degree is ABET-accredited.
The CECE Department houses the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS). This center was established in 1998 and, over the last seventeen years, it has attracted more than $25 million in sponsored research related to traffic operations, traffic safety, human centered simulation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployments. CATSS is a member of four University Transportation Centers’ consortiums, that include the National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) at Georgia Tech, the Southeastern Transportation Center (STC) at University of Tennessee, the SaferSim center at the University of Iowa and the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) of the Institute for Simulation and Training at UCF. The CECE Department’s faculty maintains diverse, active and successful research programs. Learn more about the CECE Department at http://www.cece.ucf.edu.
Applicants must have Ph.D.s from accredited institutions in Civil Engineering or closely-related fields. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Transportation Systems Engineering including, but not limited, to one or more of the following areas: freight transportation, intermodal transportation, multi-modal and transit, transportation networks, traveler behavior and demand modeling, traffic safety and operations, traffic engineering and simulation and ITS. Candidates with multidisciplinary backgrounds working in potential growth areas, like connected vehicles, naturalistic driving, large-scale data processing, sustainable transportation and drivers’ behavior and human factors, are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant 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. Preference will be given to those who have Professional Engineering licensure or who are able and willing to become registered.