Transportation Assistant Professor

Sep 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
California State University, Fresno
Lyles College of Engineering
Civil & Geomatics Engineering
Vacancy # 13312

Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:

- Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
- Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
- Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
- California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering at the Lyles College of Engineering, California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Freight Transportation (e.g. Freight Behavior, Freight Transportation Modeling, Commercial Vehicle Operations, Urban Freight Systems, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Autonomous Freight Systems), Air Transportation (e.g. Air Transportation Systems or Airport Engineering), and/or Transportation Safety. Applicants with expertise in other area(s) of Transportation Engineering will also be considered. The successful candidate is expected to teach and interact with undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. The BSCE program is a broad-based program; as such the candidate will be expected to teach general civil engineering lecture/laboratory courses. The candidate is also expected to incorporate his/her research, experience, and technological tools into course work as appropriate. Specific assignments will depend on department needs. A professional license in Civil Engineering in California must be obtained during the probationary period to receive tenure.

The Civil Engineering Program, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering, Lyles College of Engineering, California State University, Fresno, offers an accredited program in Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering. The Lyles College of Engineering is the one and only publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley, Central California. The program currently serves approximately 400 students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (August 17, 2018). A Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or a closely related engineering field, is also required.

Required Experience: Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Teaching experience at university level;
2) Evidence of scholarly articles and conference presentations;
3) Experience attracting sponsored research from external resources;
4) Professional experience as a Civil Engineer.

Application Procedures: Review of application will begin October 9, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interest (no more than two pages, please); and 4) a list of five professional references. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) official transcripts, and 2) three letters of recommendation. For inquires, contact: Dr. Lubo Liu, Search Committee Chair; Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering, California State University, Fresno; 2320 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S EE94; Fresno, CA 93740-8030; Phone: 559.278.5634; E-mail:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.