Position: Faculty Lead for Transportation Research at UTA
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Deadline: Open until filled

The University of Texas at Arlington is searching for a scholar who can lead the university’s focus upon transportation research to new levels of regional and national prominence. Individuals with tenure are preferred, although Assistant Professors who have established outstanding records of research leadership will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a comprehensive vision for transportation research at the university by maximizing collaborations among its research centers and strengthening its partnerships with external academic and municipal entities. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) provides transportation expertise to the rapidly growing Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex through its position as the lead institution for the DOT University Transportation Center C-TEDD (Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars). UTA is also a consortium member in two other UTCs: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, and the Transportation Consortium of Southcentral States.

C-TEDD provides extensive research, education, resources, outreach and leadership programs. These are designed to improve decision-making processes for the development, maintenance, and management of cost-effective and equitable transportation systems. The Center supports research by established and emerging scholars and prepares the next generation of transportation scholars and professionals. The successful candidate will lead research initiatives, encourage faculty research, teach an appropriate number of courses in their disciplinary field, work collaboratively with academic units across the campus, seek out external funding, and engage with stakeholders and consortium members. A candidate with the right background could be appointed to be the CTEDD Director, which will report to the Dean of CAPPA and the VP for Research.

Required qualification include a Ph.D. in city planning, civil engineering or environmental engineering, with a research emphasis upon transportation. Preferred qualifications include leadership experience and teaching excellence. Desired qualification: professional management experience.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. UTA offers excellent teaching and research support, and its location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area provides an ideal setting for research opportunities. With a total global enrollment of 58,000 in Fall 2018, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. The U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA as 1st for graduating students with the least amount of debt among U.S. universities. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

To apply, applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/ and submit their application. A complete application should include: (1) a formal letter of interest indicating research and teaching interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information of 3 references.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of the University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UT Arlington is a tobacco free campus.

Please post your application to the following job posting. http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/10814