Professor of Applied Research in Engineering
University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
United States


The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple 12-month, non-tenure track, full-time equivalency (FTE), Professor of Practice (working title Research Engineer) in the Florida Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE) Center.  The intent is for the positions to be a full-time 1.00 FTE; however, consideration may be given for a reduced FTE (minimum of .75) under agreed circumstances with hiring authority.

FLARE is a new arm of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering focusing on proprietary, applied and classified (PAC) 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 PAC 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) technology protection (e.g., tamper detection, anti-reverse engineering, intellectual property [IP] protection), (2) cyber resilient systems (e.g., inherent and predictive security, fault tolerance), and (3) trusted authenticity / supply chain assurance (e.g., lifecycle veracity, novel encryption, identity management). For additional information about position responsibilities and qualifications please visit FLARE Research Engineer.


A Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in one or more of the focus area disciplines and with  10+ years of defense industry experience in research capture, management, and execution is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in focus areas successfully shaping, winning, and executing new business in excess of $1 million annually at the following research levels: Applied Research, Advanced Technology Development, Demonstration and Validation, Engineering and Manufacturing Development, Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) Management Support, and Operational System Development and demonstrated experience across business development life cycle (e.g., price-to-win strategy development, color team reviews).

Application Instructions

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. The applicant must attach PDF files of the following documents: curriculum vitae, statement of research experience, and three external references. The applicant should also indicate whether they possess or are able to obtain a United States security clearance.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an 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 educational 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).

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.

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