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Assistant Research Professor, Center for Advanced Transportation Sciences (CATS)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Posting Number: req11059

Department: Civil Arch Engr and Mechanics

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Center for Applied Transportation Sciences (CATS) in the College of Engineering seeks to hire a qualified and ambitious assistant research professor with a tentative start date in Fall 2022. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible research-focused faculty position on the career track. The ideal applicant is expected to be an experienced researcher capable of writing grant proposals and conducting/leading projects in multiple research areas, including but not limited to intelligent transportation systems, transportation planning, smart mobility, big data analytics, large-scale transportation system simulation and analysis, transportation safety analysis, and/or traffic operations. The candidate will also coordinate day-to-day CATS activities as a center manager with minor teaching duties in the classroom and in workshops. This is a fiscal, 12-month appointment.

The College is especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our teaching and research efforts. This non-tenure-track position offers the opportunity to focus and gain experience in research, teaching, and leadership activities.

CATS is a college-level research center established at the University of Arizona (UArizona) founded in 2021. CATS' mission is to serve as a research, training, and capacity-building resource for regional governments, educational institutions, and private sectors in the field of Smart Communities. The research areas include but are not limited to Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO), transportation system performance management, and Mobility on Demand (MOD).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Research (60%)

  • Manage sponsored research projects by serving as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on research projects
  • Conduct research, perform experiments, analyze data with graduate and undergraduate students
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants
  • Outreach activities, including but not limited to presenting the research outcomes at local and national conferences
  • Prepare, coordinate, and submit grant proposals/scope of work to acquire research funding

Teaching 20%

  • Classroom and workshop teaching

Center activities 20%

  • Coordinate center day-to-day activities
  • Organize and coordinate CATS' meetings, seminars, and workshops

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in civil engineering or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of post-doctoral researcher or transportation consulting experiences
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license

Rank: Assistant

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE+

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Yao-Jan Wu

Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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