Transportation Engineering Faculty Position

Transportation Engineering

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

University of Minnesota


The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of transportation engineering. We are particularly interested in applicants with strong core fundamentals that allow them to easily move across disciplinary boundaries and become involved in department, university, and national interdisciplinary research opportunities. The position is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.

We are seeking individuals with strong academic background and research potential in one or more of the following areas: traffic flow theory; traffic control and operations; transit operations and planning; transportation safety and security; modeling and simulation of transportation systems; intelligent transportation systems. Other areas of transportation engineering also will be considered.
Candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain a strong externally-funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include existing undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as the opportunity to develop new courses in specialty areas. An earned doctorate is required at the time of the appointment.

Applications must be completed online at:

Include a letter of intent, a CV with a list of publications, complete contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interests. The review of applications will begin October 1, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Expected appointment is Fall 2015.

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering (CEGE) at the University of Minnesota is affiliated with the Roadway Safety Institute, Center for Transportation Studies, and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, and its faculty are involved with several major research centers, including the Minnesota Traffic Observatory and the Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing Laboratory. CEGE is one of twelve departments within the College of Science & Engineering, which offers outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research due to the unique combination of mathematics, science, and engineering in one college. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Chicago Transit Accessibility 7–9 AM (Video)

Accessibility to jobs by transit for every Census block in the Chicago metropolitan area, between 7 and 9 AM. Based on CTA, Metra, and Pace schedules from January 2014.

Lighter colors indicate few jobs can be reached within 30 minutes; darker colors indicate more jobs can be reached within 30 minutes. At the highest levels, millions of jobs are accessibility by transit within 30 minutes. Travel times include walking, waiting, riding, and transfers.

Data sources: US Census Bureau, Chicago Transit Authority, Regional Transportation Authority, OpenStreetMap.

This is work of the University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory.

Construction closes road. Neighbor opens bypass. Govt. upset.

Kelston private toll road: Bath council warn ‘is it safe?’

An opportunist businessman yesterday opened a new private toll road across fields around the site of a closed main road – but council chiefs have advised drivers not to use it.

The 400 metre stretch of road has been laid around the spot on the A431 between Bristol and Bath which has been closed since February, and will cost car drivers £2 to use.

The road, which does not have planning permission and has not been given safety certificates, re-opens the A431, which is an important ‘back road’ between Bath and Bristol to the north of the River Avon, and massively used by commuters between the two cities.