Research Associate Professor

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleResearch Associate ProfessorDepartmentUNT-Ctr-LSCM-131720College/SchoolG. Brint Ryan College of BusinessJob LocationAustinFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationDepartment Summary

The University of North Texas is a Carnegie R1 national research institution located in the vibrant and rapidly expanding Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is situated in close proximity to DFW International Airport and many S&P 500 corporate headquarters. The university enrollment is over 38,000 students with more than 6,500 graduate students. The G. Brint Ryan College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.

This research associate professor position is assigned to the McNatt Institute’s Austin, Texas office. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a physical presence at the Austin office.

Position Summary

The Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of research associate professor, to begin in Spring 2020. The individual is expected to be have a depth of expertise in planning, freight transportation, trade, and public policy and the ability to interact with transportation professionals and consult with state and local government officials.

We are seeking individuals with primary focus in the area of freight transportation and logistics, with a demonstrated record in conducting applied research and authoring technical reports and grant proposals in the field. The candidate is expected to have a record of consulting and conducting high quality research, authoring reports and position/white papers, and interacting with government agencies. The candidate should be current and well versed in key issues and trends affecting freight transportation and logistics at the local, state and national levels. The candidate is expected to be a collegial member of a research team focused on supporting externally funded grants and projects that seeks to develop an international reputation for quality research.
Salary is typical for a major research focused university. Responsibilities include conducting applied research, drafting grant proposals, and writing technical reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must currently possess a doctoral degree in logistics, supply chain management, civil engineering (with a transportation specialization), planning, public policy, economics, economic geography, or a closely related discipline. The candidate must also have five or more years of full-time, professional experience in transportation planning, logistics, or management consulting (relatable applied research experience or public sector freight transportation planning experience may be substituted, at the discretion of the McNatt Institute). Candidates must possess excellent writing skills and have experience with the preparation of technical reports and documents for the public. Candidates must also possess appropriate, effective, and efficient oral communication skills. If requested, candidates will provide examples of project deliverables that demonstrate their capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient with one or more of the following software packages: InDesign, Photoshop, ArcGIS, ArcGIS City Engine, or similar programs. Direct or relatable experience working locally and long-distance with a multidisciplinary team, which may include faculty, research staff, students, administrative staff, contractors, and consultants. The preferred candidate will have experience with or be willing to engage constructively with community and business leaders, as well as elected officials, to support the work of the McNatt Institute’s project sponsors. Candidate should have experience with or be willing to assist UNT faculty and senior researchers with the preparation of proposals for new funding pursuits.

Desired Qualifications
•Fluently speak, read, and write in Spanish (native or non-native)
•General knowledge of current freight transportation issues in North America
•Familiarity with the Texas-Mexico border region and North American trade
•Experience with document layout, design, and production

Required License / Registration / CertificationPhysical RequirementsTalk or HearArea of SpecialtySecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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    2. Curriculum Vitae
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      Posted: 4/11/2020
      Application Due: 10/2/2020
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