Requisition: F1700309 Open Date: 10/26/2017 Review Date: 11/25/2017 Job Category: Faculty Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering College/Unit: College of Engineering Location: Logan Campus Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
Position Summary: The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Utah State University (USU) invites applications from candidates for an academic-year (9-months) tenure track faculty position in Transportation Engineering for Fall 2018. It is expected that this transportation position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.
An ideal candidate will possess research and teaching interests that build on existing departmental strengths in roadway transportation systems analysis, planning, and management to address critical infrastructure challenges faced by areas around the world experiencing population growth, maturing transportation systems, and other urbanization impacts. Targeted areas of interest within transportation engineering include, but are not limited to, the following: highway and traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, big data analytics, connected and autonomous vehicles, geometric design, and sustainable transportation systems. The department currently has 33 full-time faculty members and is continuing to grow with current enrollments of 359 undergraduate and 89 graduate students. A departmental research center, the Utah Transportation Center, is a member of the Mountain-Plains Consortium, a regional-level nationally-funded University Transportation Center.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will be to conduct transportation systems research with student involvement, 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.
Dept/College Highlights: Utah State University is a public land-grant research university founded in 1888. The university has an enrollment of approximately 28,100 students (24,800 undergraduate and 3,300 graduate students) from all 50 states and 83 foreign countries. The 400-acre USU main campus is located in Logan, Utah, nestled in Cache Valley approximately 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan offers the feel of a college town within a growing metropolitan area of around 125,000 residents, and it has been named one of the safest cities and best college towns in America. With an affordable cost-of-living, vibrant arts scene, good schools, and high quality of life, the area provides a supportive environment for families and a balanced personal/professional life. Positioned along the scenic Wasatch Mountains and Bear River Range, the region offers a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities within minutes of campus and is within a day's drive of eight national parks, numerous national monuments, and vast areas of public lands.
Utah State University is committed to enhancing multicultural and gender diversity and is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. It is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages application from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in Civil Engineering or a field closely related to transportation systems
Evidence of emerging research stream(s) with publication potential
Ability to conduct and disseminate research in the areas of transportation systems
Ability to write grants to support scholarly activities
Ability to teach fundamental undergraduate transportation courses
Ability to teach and develop advanced graduate courses in transportation systems
Ability to attract and supervise high quality graduate research students
Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
Ability and desire to collaborate with diverse multidisciplinary teams of colleagues
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to a candidate with a demonstrated evidence of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and externally-funded research.
Evidence of established research stream(s) with publication potential Evidence of writing and obtaining grants to support scholarly activities Demonstration of teaching experience and effectiveness Ability to involve high quality undergraduate students in research
Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits