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Assistant Professor of Surveying Engineering

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 40% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - CALS) available in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences (SFFGS), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

The faculty member is expected to establish and lead a research program in Surveying Engineering (e.g., inertial navigation systems (INS), sensor integration, GNSS, UAV, surveying technology), and to seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program area. Duties will also include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Surveying Engineering (e.g., boundary surveys, subdivision design), Surveying Practice and Technology, and other related Geomatics courses using the latest technologies and approaches for engaged learning, including online modalities. Faculty members are expected to participate in service activities at the program, school, college, and university levels as well as serve their discipline through engagement in professional societies and through manuscript and proposal review, and editorial activities.

The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, publishing the results with their graduate students, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising.

Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas-Research, Teaching and Extension. Therefore, the faculty member will also engage in Extension activities in their program area.

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by December 15, 2023. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Employment Conditions

This position is available August 16, 2024, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant.


Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 527977

Henry Hochmair, Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences

Box 110410

Gainesville, FL 32611-0565

Telephone: 954-577-6317

Facsimile: 954-475-4125

Electronic Mail:

Application Information
  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF ( and submit:
    • Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • Full resume/curriculum vitae
    • Statements of:
      • Teaching and/or mentoring philosophies (or teaching portfolio if applicable)
      • Research (including two samples of publications)
    • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation who can speak to applicant's teaching, research, mentoring, and outreach experience
    • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

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 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).

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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