University of Utah Assistant/ Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/ Associate Professor

Department 00058 - Civil and Environmental Engin

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin August 15, 2018


The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CvEEN) at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Transportation Engineering with a start date of August 15, 2018. The position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates applying at the Associate Professor level must have a well-established academic record, including scholarly publications and externally-funded research. The successful applicants will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within CvEEN; develop a sustained, externally-funded research program; mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide departmental, college, and university service. An earned doctorate in a field closely aligned with transportation engineering before the date of hire is required. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary.

All areas of expertise within transportation engineering will be given full consideration. The intellectual depth, innovation, and promise of the candidates, as well as their ability to participate in multidisciplinary research collaborations, are of higher priority than their specific research areas. Areas of particular interest to support the Department’s enhanced focus on collaborations throughout the College and University include:

•Intelligent and sustainable urban freight systems;

•Cyber-enabled humanitarian logistics;

•Smart transportation infrastructure engineering and management;

•Big data and Internet of Things with applications in transportation; and

•Application of sensing technologies in support of smart cities initiatives.

Candidates will also be evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate strong core fundamentals in one or more areas such as data analytics, operations research/systems analysis, geographic information science, artificial intelligence, economic analysis, and risk sciences that will allow diverse work across disciplinary boundaries.

The University of Utah College of Engineering has grown significantly in the past decade. It graduates more than 950 students per year, and does more than $80 M of externally-funded engineering research per year. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Adjacent to the campus is Research Park, home to more than 50 businesses with close research and operational ties to the University. The University of Utah consistently ranks among the top academic institutions for creating startup companies based on university technology. Salt Lake City is the state capital and home to many businesses and nonprofit organizations. It is known as a hotbed for technology-oriented business startups that provide great opportunities for student learning and research. Salt Lake City has four distinct seasons, including mild winters and warm summers, and offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation, including easy access to the mountains, the Red Rock Country of the Colorado Plateau, and eight national parks. The State of Utah has been recognized numerous times as a top state for business and careers.

The initial screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Electronic application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Pedro Romero ( Please submit all application materials through this website.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/31/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00147CF

Type Faculty