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Position Information Type of Position: Faculty Posting Number: 0009113 Working Title: Assistant Professor - Transportation Engineering Position Classification Title Assist Prof, Research - 9 Institution: South Dakota State University City: Brookings Department: 3CIVE1-Civil & Environmental Engineering Scope of Search: External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search: Appointment Type: Regular Duration of the Term: 9 months If Other, describe duration: Typical Hours Worked Per Week: 45 Appointment Percent: 100 Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. Posting date: 06-28-2017 Closing date:

Positions close at midnight CST Open Until Filled If open until filled, review date: 11-17-2017 Posting Text: The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Transportation Engineering beginning in August of 2018. The department is currently enjoying strong enrollments, new and renovated facilities, growth in graduate education and research, strong ties to its regional constituents, and strong program support.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, to advise undergraduate and graduate students, to guide student research, to develop an externally funded research program in the applicant's area of expertise, and participate in outreach and service activities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a transportation laboratory at a newly renovated space that has been dedicated for transportation engineering.


The candidate is expected to have an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related field (or degree granted upon start of position) with emphasis on Transportation Engineering. The candidate is also expected to have at least one earned degree at any level in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program or provide evidence of teaching coursework at an ABET accredited program. The candidate is also required to possess effective verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal relationship and motivational skills.


Preference will be given to candidates that hold the following qualifications: demonstrated commitment to professional activities; professional engineering registration or the potential for becoming registered; experience in the practice of engineering; and the potential to establish an externally funded research program. Applications are invited in any area of Transportation Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the following areas: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering and Management, and Sustainable Transportation Systems.

For questions on the position, contact: Chair of the Transportation Faculty Search Committee, Dr. Christopher Schmit, Christopher.schmit@sdstate.edu or 605-688-5726 Department Description and Cultural Expectations UNIVERSITY/DEPARTMENT: SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 12 full time faculty and an enrollment of approximately 250 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. The department grants B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering. The undergraduate program is ABET accredited. Some of the important attributes of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are:

* Faculty and staff who are deeply committed to the success of students and the department, and are strongly engaged with local/regional employers.
* Recent building addition/renovation providing high quality classrooms, offices, and laboratories including the following research labs: laboratory space dedicated for transportation engineering, the J. Lohr Structures Laboratory (a 4000 ft2 high-bay/strong-floor structural research and testing facility), the HDR Environmental Laboratory, the Fluid Mechanics Flume Laboratory, and the bituminous materials laboratory.
* Member of the Mountain-Plains Consortium ? a U.S. DOT sponsored Regional University Transportation Center.
* Strong growth in funded research and the graduate program.
* Strong enrollments and student performance in the FE exam.
* Faculty and students who are strongly engaged in community service.
* An award-winning ASCE student chapter.
* Opportunities for innovative interdisciplinary research within SDSU as well as with researchers at other regional engineering colleges.

COMMUNITY: SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 23,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. The campus is located approximately 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city with a population of approximately 150,000, and approximately 220 miles southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Special Instructions to Applicants This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; statement of teaching and research interests; Curriculum Vitae; and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check. Supplemental Applicant Information: