Professor of Practice

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Engineering

Classification Title:

Professor of Practice

Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple 12-month, time-limited, non-tenure track, full-time, Professor of Practice, with a working title of Research Engineer in the Florida Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE) Center.

FLARE is a new arm of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering focusing on proprietary, applied, and classified research.  FLARE will combine the College’s immense wealth of faculty and student talent with a core leadership team of industry experienced researchers to change the applied research paradigm.

FLARE is hiring research engineers to provide overall leadership of strategy, engineering, and research development activities in one or more of the following focus areas: (1) hypersonic aerodynamics, (2) unsteady fluid dynamics with fluid structure interaction, (3) hypersonic or in-space propulsion; or (4) hypersonic multi-disciplinary design/optimization with focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AL/ML).  Other areas in aerospace engineering, material science, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) or computational science will be considered if a mature and active history of applied and classified research and development can be demonstrated.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

A Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in one or more focus area disciplines and with 10+ years of experience in pursuing, capturing, and leading complex, multidisciplinary applied and classified research. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in successfully shaping vision for, winning, and executing large research efforts (multimillion annually) in collaboration with industry, government, academia, and small businesses partners. Due to the nature of the anticipated research (Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, etc.), applicates must be U.S. citizens and ability to obtain and retain a United States security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position was originally posted under Interfolio Requisition #39888.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through UFCareers at: (Please see Job #522023). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary, introduction related to hiring emphasis areas and a diversity statement including experience in working with diverse and underrepresented groups in engineering); (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. Additional supplemental material should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application. Applicant should also indicate whether they possess or are able to obtain a United States security clearance. For additional questions, contact Richard Vigeant at

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. For more information about the college, please visit

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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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