The Department of Civil, Enviornmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota has posted its new Strategic Plan: Engineering for Society: Learn – Discover – Transform.
Though it is the product of the department as a whole, I did participate in its drafting and framing. Happy reading.
The Pedestrian (1953) by science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, on another view of police traffic stops, c. 2053.
“To enter out into that silence that was the city at eight o’clock of a misty evening in November, to put your feet upon that buckling concrete walk, to step over grassy seams and make your way, hands in pockets, through the silences, that was what Mr Leonard Mead most dearly loved to do. He would stand upon the corner of an intersection and peer down long moonlit avenues of sidewalk in four directions, deciding which way to go, but it really made no difference; he was alone in this world of 2053 A.D., or as good as alone, and with a final decision made, a path selected, he would stride off, sending patterns of frosty air before him like the smoke of a cigar.”
It’s a short story, but probably still under copyright in the US, so I will merely link to the copyright violator rather than violate copyright myself. The rest is here.
This is another entry into transport literature, a narrow genre.
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 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 an academic background and research potential in one or more of the following areas: traffic flow theory; traffic control and operations; 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 vibrant 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
http://z.umn.edu/cegeasstprof – Assistant Professor
http://z.umn.edu/cegeprof – Associate / Full Professor
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 31, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Expected appointment is Fall 2017.
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering (CEGE) at the University of Minnesota is affiliated with the Center for Transportation Studies, Roadway Safety Institute, and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, and its faculty are involved with these and other 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.