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POSITION TITLE: Professor of Transportation Engineering Practice

DEPARTMENT: Viterbi School of Engineering

FTE: 1.0  | Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2021

OVERVIEW: The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (http://cee.usc.edu) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is searching for outstanding faculty candidates for a teaching position (Lecturer or higher rank) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to the area of transportation engineering. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, teaching faculty position on the non-tenure track. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, individuals from racial/ethnic populations demographically underrepresented in engineering, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Competitive candidates will have the training and experience to teach effectively in a highly ranked department that advances undergraduate students through an accredited B.S. degree program, and graduate students enrolled in world-class M.S. and Ph.D. programs. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and expertise in transportation engineering, able to teach courses in subjects that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems: Automated, connected, autonomous, and shared vehicles; smart intersections; adaptive traffic control; freeway operations; congestion pricing; emerging distributed ledger technology; cyber-physical security.
  • Traffic Engineering: Geometric design, corridor studies, traffic signal synchronization and wide area control, congestion mitigation and management.
  • Human factors: Safety, trust in automation, decision making.
  • Infrastructure: Management and finance; design of facilities; constructability; pavement management; electrification and charging; system safety, security, and resilience.
  • Transportation Systems Analysis: Network level of service and performance; network design; transport economics; mobility as service; transportation informatics and data science; data marketplace; privacy.
  • Sustainable Transportation Systems: Electric vehicles; micro-mobility; greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution; life-cycle costs.
  • Design of Supply Chains: Distribution, transportation, and supply chain integration; analysis and optimization of supply chain networks, fleet management, multimodal systems, port management and operations, marine transportation.
  • Transportation Planning: Urban transit and integrated mobility, equity in transportation access, travel demand modeling, activity system analysis, and land use-transport interactions.

About Viterbi School of Engineering: 

The Astani Department has 26 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 1 research faculty member, and 5 teaching faculty members, including four chaired professorships, nine current or former Young Investigator or Early Career awardees, and many fellows of professional organizations. The Department recently renovated the environmental engineering laboratories with a multimillion-dollar investment from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, including new equipment and renovated space to support cutting-edge research. Similarly, the Structures and Materials Research Lab (SMRL) which consists of test space and associated fabrication facilities has been recently renovation to conduct material and reduced-scale, large-scale, and full-scale structural testing.

In November 2007, the Department was the beneficiary of a $17 million pledge from Sonny Astani, the largest ever bestowed on a department of civil and environmental engineering at that time. The USC Viterbi School (http://viterbi.usc.edu) is among the top engineering schools in the world. It counts 189 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and 117 full-time teaching-track and research-track faculty members. it is home to the Information Sciences Institute; two previously awarded National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers and Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center); and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence (Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Threats and Emergencies or CREATE), and the METRANS Transportation Consortium. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $210 million annually.

Learn more and Apply HERE.

International Transportation Learning Center

POSITION TITLE: Senior Communication Specialist 

DEPARTMENT: International Transportation Learning Center  

FTE: 1.0  | Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

CLOSING DATE: Screening will continue until a suitable candidate is found

OVERVIEW: The International Transportation Learning Center (ITLC) seeks an experienced and self-motivated communications professional to promote ITLC’s work through public relations, social media, and other outreach activities. This includes planning the organization’s overall communications strategies; managing content creation to increase awareness and engagement by identifying, developing, and leveraging compelling coverage of ITLC and its partners’ work; managing copy and creative; and ensuring effective and consistent communications and marketing practices internally.

About ITLC:  Founded in 2001, the International Transportation Learning Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Silver Spring, MD. It is dedicated to advancing public transit and other transportation sectors at the national level and within state and local communities. To accomplish this mission, the ITLC supports labor-management partnerships in transit and transportation organizations, along with relevant non-profit and government partnerships, that help develop programs to improve organizational capacity and expand worker skills and career opportunities.

Download full job description HERE.

International Transportation Learning Center

POSITION TITLE: Senior Researcher

DEPARTMENT: International Transportation Learning Center  

FTE: 1.0  | Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

OVERVIEW: The International Transportation Learning Center (ITLC) seeks an experienced and self-motivated research professional to collect, catalog, and curate publications, standards, training resources, and best practices on public transportation workforce development for industry dissemination, execute original research projects and write up key findings for publication.

About ITLC:  Founded in 2001, the International Transportation Learning Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Silver Spring, MD. It is dedicated to advancing public transit and other transportation sectors at the national level and within state and local communities. To accomplish this mission, the ITLC supports labor-management partnerships in transit and transportation organizations, along with relevant non-profit and government partnerships, that help develop programs to improve organizational capacity and expand worker skills and career opportunities.

About the Transit Workforce Center: The ITLC has just been selected by the Federal Transit Administration to launch the Transit Workforce Center (TWC), the first ever national technical assistance center to help transit agencies recruit, hire, train, and retain a diverse workforce needed now and in the future. Funded by the FTA and operated by the ITLC, the TWC will support public transit agencies’ workforce development needs for all modes of public transit across urban, tribal, and rural entities and provide strategic leadership on public transportation workforce development needs. The TWC will also help address the national transit worker shortage by providing technical assistance activities geared towards meeting the frontline transit’s workforce development needs.

Download full job description HERE.

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Posted: 11/05/2021

ITRE – NC State University

POSITION TITLE: Department Head, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

DEPARTMENT: Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

FTE: 1.0  | Salary: DOE

DESCRIPTION: The department is seeking an outstanding individual who will be expected to have a strong commitment to academic and research excellence commensurate with the expectations of a major research university.

The Department Head will also be expected to:

  • Proactively lead departmental academic, research, and outreach activities in the context of a broad vision of civil, construction, and environmental engineering;
  • Uphold the department’s core values; promote an inclusive and welcoming environment with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff;
  • Support faculty development; promote, recognize, and reward faculty research, excellence in teaching and mentoring, and excellence in outreach;
  • Create and maintain high expectations among faculty regarding research leadership; advance and project the research stature of the department nationally and internationally;
  • Create high expectations among faculty regarding student success; provide programs and opportunities for students to develop research and leadership skills;
  • Effectively link programs within the department to the broader college and university mission; foster a culture of high-impact interdisciplinary collaboration in research, teaching, and service within the college and across the university;
  • Provide leadership in advancing departmental and college academic excellence within the university as well as relative to peer institutions;
  • Engage alumni, industry, and other potential supporters; participate in increasing understanding and support for the Department as a contributor to the well-being of the state, nation, and world; and
  • Respect and adhere to university policies and the principles of fiduciary responsibility and stewardship of resources.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates shall possess a doctoral degree in Civil, Construction, or Environmental Engineering, or a related field and credentials to be appointed at the rank of Professor with tenure in the department.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • An outstanding record of research, teaching, administrative, and leadership accomplishments along with a strong record of commitment to human and intellectual diversity;
  • Experience and demonstrable skills in leading and managing programs, people, and positive change in environments similar to those found within research intensive universities;
  • A track record of working effectively with faculty, students, staff, administration, industry and departmental partners, and funding agencies; and
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Download full job description HERE.

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Posted: 11/05/2021

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2021 DDOT Internship Program

Implementing 3D Design Tools/Concepts to Identify and Resolve Utility and Physical Clearance

Project Description

Intern will gather some information about the state of the art technologies around this task and based on the nature of DDOT projects, the project team will select/propose a method or combination of methods to be utilized to enhance the utility clearance of the projects. Also, to test the validity of the method or combination of methods to be utilized to enhance the utility clearance of the projects. Also, to test the validity of the method, the intern will use parts of a DDOT project to represent the efficacy of the tool in assessing the conflicts and the clearance.

The position is virtual, so presence in DC is not required.

Learn More & Apply: https://www.hutrc.org/2021implementation

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OPPORTUNITIES

The Florida Department of Transportation provides paid Internships for undergraduate and graduate students and a Professional Engineer (PE) Trainee Program. Learn more about these opportunities and hear from a former intern who now works at the FDOT as a community planner on this webinar (link: https://youtu.be/Wmq-1GDQ04c?t=1)

The FDOT Recruitment page with links to job and internship openings is here: https://www.fdot.gov/agencyresources/employment.shtm