Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Orono, Maine
Dec 03, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of transportation engineering at the assistant professor level starting September 2019. In 2018, the University of Maine received the Region I University Transportation Center (UTC) with the theme of Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure. Candidates will be expected to direct their research to support the UTC and contribute to its success. The UTC is housed in the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, a 100,000 sf multi-disciplinary research facility with a long history of advancing transportation infrastructure. The candidate will also teach transportation-related undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The undergraduate degree is ABET-accredited and the department has active M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Candidates should have knowledge of transportation engineering design and evaluation of transportation system performance, covering both highways and alternative transportation modes. The candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) innovative design, construction techniques, deployment, and analysis of transportation infrastructure; (2) management of sustainable, resilient, and cost-effective transportation systems; (3) application of big data analysis; (4) smart materials and sensors in transportation engineering; (5) data-driven analytical and reliability-based models for pre- and post-evaluation of the performance of transportation infrastructure; (6) human-centered design; (7) ITS deployments; and (8) quantification and evaluation of the environmental effects of construction, maintenance and operations of transportation facilities.

Candidates must possess a B.S. in civil engineering or a closely related field and a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a related field, and should be willing to pursue licensure as a Professional Civil Engineer. Candidates must have or show potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring. Teaching requirements include highway engineering and design as well as design of facilities for alternate modes. In addition, teaching interests in areas of departmental need, such as CAD, GIS and/or transportation planning are desirable. Candidates must have either demonstrated, or shown a clear potential for, creative and independent research that would lead to a strong, externally funded research program and national recognition, authorship of high-quality peer-reviewed publications, and training of M.S. and Ph.D. students. The position also requires active engagement in service to the profession, university, and state.

Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to Appropriate background checks are required. General correspondence regarding this position should be sent to search committee chair, Jean MacRae at [email protected] Review of candidates for the position will begin January 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2019.

As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, UMaine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples. It is our intention to create an environment that is inclusive of all individuals. The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.