CCEE/ATI - Assistant Professor – Non-Tenure, Renewable Contract - 519329
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 519329
Department/Organization 214231 - Civil Const and Env Engineering
Rank Assistant Professor - Non-tenure track, renewable contract
Position Summary The Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for non-tenure track renewable contract research faculty positions to work in conjunction with the Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI). Exceptional applicants are sought that have interests and experience in conducting research in the following transportation-related areas:
• Safety, equity, and accessibility.
• Application of advanced transportation technologies.
• Electric vehicle charging policy and planning.
Candidates will be considered for a one-year non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position subject to annual renewal.
Detailed Position Information The Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for non-tenure track renewable contract research faculty positions to work in conjunction with the Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI). Exceptional applicants are sought that have interests and experience in conducting research in the following transportation-related areas:
• Transportation safety with particular focus on data analytics, machine learning applications, and Highway Safety Manual implementation. • Transportation equity and accessibility, especially in the context of rural areas and small towns. • Application of advanced transportation technologies including Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. • Electric vehicle charging policy and planning, especially in the context of rural areas and small towns.
Minimum Qualifications The candidate must meet all the following required qualifications:
• Applicants must have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in civil engineering or a closely related field. • Strong track record of and significant potential for producing high impact scholarly articles in a broad array of academic journals. • Ability to lead and participate in proposals to generate extramural funding. • Ability to build and maintain interdisciplinary collaborations, especially with social science researchers will be highly competitive.
Preferred Qualifications • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
• Experience working in a multicultural and diverse environment.
• Post-doctoral or other similar post-graduate experience.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Application packages should consist of a cover letter, CV, a detailed statement of research interests and plans in addition to contact information for at least three references. The cover letter should state within which research priority/ies area the applicant feels their research interests best fit.
Questions about the application process may be submitted at https://cce.eng.ua.edu/about/contact-us/. Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the positions are filled with an expected start date of August 16, 2023.
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