Research Assistant Professor

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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The Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at the North Dakota State University invites full-time research assistant professor (non-tenure track) applications (two positions available). We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty to share in our vision of excellence in engineering education, research and service to local and regional industries.

The preferred candidate will work on federally sponsored and local research projects related to analyzing operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, and material analysis. The preferred candidate will require to have solid knowledge in these areas. In addition, the preferred candidate will teach one course in transportation engineering. The expected term for this position is approximately one year and can be renewed contingent on available funding.

  • It is a full-time benefited position for 40 hours a week.
  • Executing research activities for multiple research grants including performing related research, writing journal papers and technical reports, and teaching one course per year for CCEE in transportation engineering.
  • Mentoring a team of assistant researchers (several graduate and undergraduate students) who will carry out this research.
  • Being responsible for frequent communication in the interest of common understanding, research progress, and effective mentoring with the team.
  • Contributing the best efforts to the program in which the candidate works, including gaining new research skills, contributing efforts to execute related projects, and concludes research project in a timely manner.
Minimum Requirements
  • The candidate must have a Master's degree or above in civil engineering, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university in U. S.
  • The candidate must have experiences in working on research projects in federally sponsored projects.
  • The candidate will help oversee the research activities of one or more graduate and undergraduate students and must demonstrate a willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and dynamic research group.
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • The candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work independently to meet goals and deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong records of peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Involvements in research of federal sponsored projects
  • Experiences in writing competitive research proposals for federal and local agencies
  • Demonstrated experiences in sensing related research experience
  • Senior level experience in statistical and machine learning modeling skills
  • Direct experience working with interdisciplinary settings
  • Direct experience of mentoring students
  • Experience with stakeholders, state governmental agencies, industry, and relevant professional associations
How To Apply
  • NDSU Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Vita
  • Verification of Veterans Preference
  • Official Transcripts
  • Screening will begin 7/30/24

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment. NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country. NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information:

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

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