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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Transportation Engineering

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Open to Experience
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Nov 26, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEEN) at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Transportation Engineering related to Supply Chain Logistics, and Asset Management with a start date of August 16, 2023. The position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level although outstanding candidates at other levels are encouraged to apply.

Position Description – The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within CVEEN, develop an externally-funded research program, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and provide departmental, college and university service. An earned doctorate in Civil and Environment Engineering or a closely aligned field before the date of hire is required. Professional Engineering licensure (PE) or plans to pursue PE registration is expected. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary. In our department, faculty and students are not all the same and we all contribute to create an inclusive environment; candidates that bring diverse experiences, thoughts, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are searching for a faculty member with a background in development of new data-driven strategies to effectively integrate physical assets and manage infrastructure project risks. Candidates should have expertise falling under the broad areas of resilient transportation infrastructure design, construction, and management, including (but not limited to):

  • Integration of data, technology, economics, visualization, and/or automation into transportation project development and delivery; 
  • Holistic asset management techniques that ensure new and existing assets provide balanced performance levels accounting for the entire life-cycle phases: design, build, maintain, operate and demolish; Real-time data integration, big-data mining, V2V/V2I, and remote sensing applications for transportation infrastructure management;
  • Quality control and systems applications related to transportation construction materials, specifications, and processes;
  • Innovative and accelerated transportation project delivery methods;
  • Performance-based modeling and analysis of transportation infrastructure design and construction decisions and processes;
  • Decision analysis, uncertainty, and risk throughout transportation project development.
  • Freight transportation systems.

Candidates with strong core fundamentals that allow them to work across disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. Intellectual depth, innovation and promise of candidates are of higher priority than their specific research areas.

Part of the Pac-12 Conference, the University of Utah is a Carnegie Research-Extensive University located in Salt Lake City at the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Founded in 1850, the University of Utah now enrolls over 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The area experiences the four seasons and is known for world-class outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, and biking. The State of Utah has more national parks and scenic areas than any other state. Growth in transportation, energy, mining, software, semiconductors, finance, education, healthcare, and business job sectors have contributed to the State’s prosperity, despite the difficult national economy.

The CEE department is one of seven rapidly growing departments within the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering. In the past decade, the number of tenure-track faculty positions has grown by 50% and research expenditures have more than tripled, to $81.5 million per year, placing our College in the top 30 engineering universities in the country for research volume (2022). The CVEEN Department currently has 21 tenure track faculty members, 4 lecturing faculty, plus we are actively searching for 3 positions including this vacancy. Our enrollment is 106 full-time graduate students, and 340 undergraduate students. The department has an active research program with over $19 million in external funding in 2023. Additional information about the Department is available at:

Application Process Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, up to three (3) relevant publications, and contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically at Initial screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2023 although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is closed.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons of disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran's preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:


The University of Utah is a Top Tier-1 research institution located in the beautiful Wasatch front and is home to a robust economy and numerous recreational opportunities. A PAC-12 institution and member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the “U” has been on a climbing trajectory powered by a diverse student body, staff, and faculty with increasing graduation rates, research funding, and charitable donations. The Mining Engineering Department, located in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences has been serving the Mining Industry for over 100 years, providing high quality education of mining engineers, impactful research and industry collaboration.

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