The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in transportation engineering. We seek candidates experienced in the study and development of innovative transportation technologies or systems. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Planning, design, operation, and preservation of multimodal transportation systems (e.g., air, rail, maritime) in the context of passenger, freight, and/or service delivery.
- Innovative mobility technologies (electrification, automation, alternative fuels) and concomitant environmental, economic, social, ethical, and policy implications.
- Interactions between transportation and other complex social, environmental, or infrastructure systems; for example, involving disaster resilience, public policy, climate change adaptation, and social/environmental justice.
The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population in the CAEE department, develop a sustainable sponsored research program expanding the range of research topics in the CAEE department, mentor graduate students, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds within and outside of the CAEE department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.
The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service activities.
The CAEE department has over 55 faculty and is currently ranked amongst the top five graduate and undergraduate programs in both civil and environmental engineering by US News and World Report. Faculty in CAEE have access to state-of-the-art, internationally recognized research and computational facilities, including the Center for Transportation Research and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, in Civil Engineering or another relevant discipline at the time of application.
Interested and qualified individuals should submit materials in electronic form to https://www.caee.utexas.edu/people/faculty/job-openings. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021.
- Cover letter addressed to: Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. Your letter should concisely summarize your qualifications, experience, and visions for research, teaching, and diversity that are described at length in the other statements; and (2) describe one or two of your contributions (e.g., publications, data sets, software) that best reflect the type of impact you intend to have in the future.
- Curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience and a list of publications.
- Research statement including past accomplishments and future vision, outlining areas of technical expertise that complement the department’s strategic plan and vision (available at https://www.caee.utexas.edu/about/strategic-vision).
- Teaching statement including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching vision.
- Statement describing past contributions and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion (DEI) through research, teaching, and/or service. The Cockrell School’s DEI plan is available at https://cockrell.utexas.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/plan.
- Names and e-mail addresses of at least three references.
A security-sensitive background check will be conducted on applicants selected for the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.