May 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Research Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a 12-month academic, non-tenure track, full-time, time-limited position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor.

The Transportation Testbed Manager is responsible for coordinating all efforts related to planning and implementation of an advanced transportation technologies testbed in Gainesville, Florida. The incumbent will have project management and coordination with the city of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation. The incumbent will work with the project's Principal Investigators and Industry partners to coordinate software, hardware, and application efforts to ensure consistency and interoperability of the various components.

The incumbent will develop proposals and work on grants related to the testbed development and implementation. The incumbent will be required to author and co-author journal papers to publicize research related to the testbed. The incumbent will lead the effort to publicize the testbed efforts to the wider transportation community. The incumbent will work closely with the University of Florida Transportation Institute communications and marketing coordinator to develop suitable marketing campaigns and press releases.

The incumbent will also be required to teach, travel to conferences and participate in professional organizations. The incumbent may supervise graduate and undergraduate students conducting research at the testbed.

Advertised Salary:

$70,000 - Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Transportation with three years prior experience with autonomous and connected vehicle research, optimization, and traffic simulation.  In addition, the candidate should have a record of successful proposal writing, mentoring and classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidate must demonstrate leadership, creativity, organizational skills, and must be an excellent communicator and presenter.

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, interested persons must apply through the Careers at UF website @ and provide a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching summary and long-term goals, along with the names and email addresses of three or more references.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No