Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, Digital Twin Strategic Initiative (KDT)

University of Central Florida
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The UCF KDT Initiative is inviting applications for multiple 9-month, full-time faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-earning) and associate professor or professor (tenured) in areas related to Digital Twins. We will consider candidates with expertise in areas relevant to KDT’s vision. Candidates who can support our strategic focus on understanding and addressing the challenges of systems of systems integration as well as applied multidisciplinary research interests are especially encouraged to apply.

We invite applications from candidates with strong background in the following areas:

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Systems of systems
  • High Performance Computing
  • Human Digital Twin (AI/ML applications)
  • Software/hardware system integration/system design, including immersive display and interaction systems
  • IOT/sensors/communications and controls — emerging new control applications based on the advances of ubiquitous sensing, computation, and communication systems
  • Data structures, standards, network management
  • Health, human performance, and kinesiology
  • Digital Twin applications in Smart Cities including civil engineering infrastructure and transportation system, energy, environment, etc.
  • DT and education
  • DT applications of all areas in Engineering, humanities, medicine, STEM, and others

Faculty hired under the KDT initiative are expected to develop strong research activities aligned with the overarching vision of the initiative, develop new and participate in existing multidisciplinary activities and projects, train postdoctoral scholars, serve as primary advisor for graduate students, and will be encouraged to also mentor and interact with undergraduate students. The tenure home of the candidate will be assigned according to the main area of expertise in the School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) or any of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) departments, with the possibility of joint appointments with other colleges.

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website,