Open Date: 08/03/2016
Review Date: 12/01/2016
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
College/Unit: College of Engineering
Location: Logan Campus
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University invites applications from candidates for two tenure track faculty positions in Transportation Engineering. These hires are part of a departmental cluster hire to increase USU's capacity to provide leadership in addressing critical challenges in designing and developing resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure. This portion of the cluster hire group will build on existing strengths in roadway transportation systems to address critical infrastructure challenges faced by areas around the world experiencing population growth, maturing transportation systems and other urbanization impacts. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: intelligent transportation systems, highway and traffic operations, big data analytics, autonomous and connected vehicles, travel demand modeling, multimodal transportation systems, and infrastructure system modeling. It is expected that these transportation positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however outstanding candidates will also be considered at the associate professor rank. The department currently has 31 full-time faculty members. The department is continuing to grow with current enrollments of 345 undergraduate and 109 graduate students.
Utah State University is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution with approximately 23,000 students (19,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. The USU campus is located in Logan, Utah, which is approximately 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan is a growing community of 100,000 residents and offers ample opportunities for both professional and family life. Local ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains create make it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation.
Primary responsibilities will be to conduct transportation systems research, to teach undergraduate transportation courses, and to teach and develop graduate courses in transportation systems. Candidates are expected to build an active program of funded research and provide effective teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Earned doctorate in Civil Engineering or a field closely related to transportation systems
- Ability to conduct and disseminate research in the areas of transportation systems
- Ability to write grants to support scholarly activities
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to teach fundamental undergraduate transportation courses
- Ability to teach advance graduate courses in transportation systems
- Ability to attract high quality graduate research students
- Ability and desire to collaborate with a diverse multidisciplinary team of colleagues
To be considered at the associate professor level, the following additional qualifications must be met:
- An established research agenda with a publication record
- A record of extramural funding
- A record of excellence in research, teaching and supervising graduate students.
Preference will be given to a candidate with a demonstrated evidence of excellence in scholarship, teaching and externally-funded research.
Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
See http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1626 for more information and to apply online.
Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.