Postdoctoral Fellow in Transportation; Civil and Environmental EngineeringDivision:
College of Engineering (Col)Work Unit:
Civil and Environmental EngrWork Location:
EPICVacancy Open To:
All CandidatesPosition Designation:
Post DocEmployment Type:
Temporary - Part-timeHours per week:
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pmPay Rate:
$47,476 MinimumMinimum Experience/Education:
The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education::
1. Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Transportation, Computer Science, Operations Research, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent in a relevant discipline.2. A strong theoretical background with evidence in AI, statistical and machine learning, optimization and simulation tool development in the transportation field.Duties and Responsibilities:
3. Significant experience in programming/scripting (e.g., Python, Matlab, C/C++).
A Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees.Other Work/Responsibilities:
Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:
* the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.);
* the appointment is temporary;
* the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship;
* the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
* the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
* the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.
The employee will report to Professor Wei Fan and will be a senior member of Professor Fan’s research group, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of students. The employee will also prepare peer-reviewed scholarly articles, lead additional proposal efforts, thereby strengthening UNC Charlotte’s ability to attract external funding.The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be performing research on AI and machine learning concepts and other optimization and data analysis techniques applied to transportation. The employee will confer with Professor Fan on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University’s reputation in research. The employee will publish research results, in collaboration with Professor Fan, in recognized journals. The employee will share student mentoring with Professor Fan and will participate in other scholarly and professional activities as assigned.Proposed Hire Date:
08/16/2023Expected Length of Assignment:
12 monthsPosting Open Date:
06/30/2023Posting Close Date:
01/31/2024Special Notes to Applicants:
Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae3. Contact Information for References4. A research statement (not more than one page) describing your previous research work and future goals.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a check for criminal background and eligibility for employment in the United States.