Utah State University

Transportation Engineering Assistant, or Associate or Full Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 8 months ago(10/11/2023 11:10 AM)
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Benefited Part-Time
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College of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in the College of Engineering at Utah State University (USU) is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. We warmly invite applications from candidates of all backgrounds for our tenure-track (or tenured) faculty position(s) in Transportation Engineering. It is expected that one or two position will be filled at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor levels; however, outstanding candidates at the Full Professor level may also be considered. The anticipated start date is August 2024.


For the faculty position(s), targeted areas of research and teaching within transportation engineering include, but are not limited to, the following: transportation electrification, transportation systems analysis, traffic operations, transportation network modeling, connected and autonomous vehicles, traffic signal systems, public transportation, shared mobility, freight transportation or goods movement, human factors, resiliency, cyber-physical systems, computational data science, digital twins, smart cities, societal and environmental impacts, and sustainable transportation systems. An ideal candidate will possess interests and skills that complement existing departmental and institutional strengths—in transportation electrification, traveler behavior, active transportation, transportation data analysis, traffic safety, transportation planning, land use planning, and outdoor recreation—and contribute to addressing 21st-century transportation challenges related to infrastructure, sustainability, and equity.


The CEE Department at USU benefits from affiliation with several transportation related centers, programs, and partners. The CEE department’s Utah Transportation Center has been a part of several University Transportation Centers funded by the US Department of Transportation, most recently the Mountain Plains Consortium. USU houses the Utah Local Technical Assistance Program center for transportation technology transfer. A National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for transportation electrification—Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE)—is headquartered at and led by USU. The Utah Department of Transportation is also a close research partner, having supported USU faculty with more than $1.5 million in research funding over the last 5 years.


The search committee will begin considering applications on November 15, 2023. For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to that date. Questions about this position can be directed to the search committee chair, Patrick Singleton (patrick.singleton@usu.edu).


Successful applicants will be expected to develop a high-quality program of research and scholarship that is consistently productive, sustainable, and nationally recognized for excellence. This includes forming interdisciplinary research collaborations (with other faculty in the CEE Department, the university, and elsewhere), obtaining extramural funding to support a vibrant research program, producing peer-reviewed publications and other impactful dissemination activities, and recruiting and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates will also be expected to be an effective teacher at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to provide meaningful service to Utah State University, the citizens of Utah, and the profession.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate degree (prior to the position’s start date) in Civil Engineering or a field closely related to transportation.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct and disseminate research in transportation.
• Evidence of emerging research stream(s) and publications in transportation-related areas.
• Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in fundamental areas related to transportation, and to develop graduate level courses in the candidate’s specific area of research emphasis, in accordance with departmental needs.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Evidence of established and nationally-recognized research stream(s) and publications in transportation-related areas.
• Demonstrated ability to apply for and secure extramural funding to support scholarly activities.
• Experience attracting, supervising, and mentoring high-quality graduate and undergraduate research students.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of colleagues.
• Demonstrated action on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across research, teaching, and service.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Cover letter

3) Statement of research interests and plans (2 pages)

4) Statement of teaching philosophy and experiences (2 pages)

5) Statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page)

6) Three references (names and contact information)


#2-5 will need to be uploaded in the section "Other Documents 1-10"

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

USU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (https://engineering.usu.edu/cee/), offers BS, ME, MS, and PhD degrees. It has approximately 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 6 research faculty, and 320 undergraduate students. The CEE Department offers strong graduate programs at the masters and PhD levels, with current enrollments of approximately 40 MS students and 40 PhD students.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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