Faculty Opening in Transportation Systems

Job no: 493745
Position type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Division/Equivalent: School of Engineering
School/Unit: Civil Engineering
Categories: Staff, School of Engineering

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Job Summary

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in transportation systems. The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree or foreign degree equivalent in civil/environmental engineering or in a closely aligned field, a record of high-quality research and teaching, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and have attained national and international visibility. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must exhibit, through their accomplishments, the promise of future distinction in research, scholarship, and education. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must possess a record of excellence in scholarship as demonstrated by an emerging national and/or international reputation and a significant funding record, high quality educational activities, including teaching and advising, and a significant level of service to their department, institute, and the profession. Candidates possessing professional engineering registration or the ability to obtain it will be considered favorably. The ideal candidate will complement the existing strengths of the transportation program and ongoing research of the transportation faculty.

Of particular interest are the areas that contribute to the design and operations of smart, sustainable, resilient, and agile transportation systems including, but not limited to: AI/ML enabled transportation systems and traffic modeling, new technologies enabled transportation systems, behavioral modeling, freight transportation, network modeling, and traffic control and simulation. Outstanding candidates with expertise in other areas will also be considered.

Consistent with the Rensselaer Plan, the School of Engineering Performance Plan, and the Department’s Strategic Plan, an emphasis on smart systems, AI/ML, energy and the environment, and information technology, is highly desired.

Successful candidates may find it useful to collaborate with other researchers through various centers on campus including the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (https://cite.rpi.edu/), Institute for Energy, the Built Environment, and Smart Systems (https://research.rpi.edu/ebess), the Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (www.nees.rpi.edu/), the Scientific Computation Research Center (www.scorec.rpi.edu/), the Lighting Research Center (www.lrc.rpi.edu), among others Rensselaer and School of Engineering centers (www.rpi.edu/research/research_centers.html).

The CEE Department at Rensselaer has a rich and distinguished history – CEE offered the first civil engineering (1835) and first environmental engineering (1960) degrees in the United States. Today, CEE has 18 faculty, ~250 UG and 70 graduate students, and offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The department is highly interdisciplinary with faculty working across the theoretical/computational/experimental interfaces for each of the sub-disciplines: Environmental/Water, Geotechnical, Transportation, and Structures. Research in these areas has been supported by numerous federal and state agencies.

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile and contact information for at least three (3) references.  Please be ready to upload the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement including future research plans, (3) a statement of teaching activities and interests, (4) a diversity statement

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor Jose Holguin-Veras at jhv@rpi.edu.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact careers@rpi.edu 

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Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. 

Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, three astronauts, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration. To learn more, please visit www.rpi.edu.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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