Positions in Robotics at University of Sydney

In addition to the post-doc I advertised yesterday, two other positions might be of interest:

(1) Research Fellow in Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies
Reference No. 1632/0817

(2)  Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies
Reference No. 1633/0817

Both positions include “Transport and Logistics” as a potential application area.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Transport Networks. Closing Date 11:30pm 19 November 2017  

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and IT
Reference no. 779/0417A

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Transport Networks
  • Full-time fixed-term for 3 years, remuneration package: $106k  (which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)


About the opportunity
Applications are invited for the appointment of one Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. The position will support the research and leadership of School of Civil Engineering in the newly launched Transport Engineering program.

The successful applicant(s) will help build the new research group headed by Professor David Levinson to further the analysis of Transport Networks, understand the relationships between Transport Networks and Land Use, and consider the implications of changing Transport Technologies on optimal Network Structure.

Applicants should hold a PhD in civil engineering or a related field. They should be able to demonstrate high quality research in the area of transport networks, geo-spatial analysis, and econometrics. Demonstrated ability to publish research outcomes in high-quality international journals is also essential. Since the position will require frequent liaising with government and industry, applicants should demonstrate strong communication skills.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who:

  • has a PhD in civil engineering, or related fields,
  • conducts high quality research in the area of transport networks, geo-spatial analysis and econometrics,
  • demonstrates ability to publish research outcomes in high quality international journals, and
  • possesses strong communication skills as will be required to liaise with government and industry stakeholders.


About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

 

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

For more information about the position, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, Monika Browning, Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant, on +61 2 8627 6562 or monika.browning@sydney.edu.au

If you would like to learn more, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for the position description and further details.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.


Closing date: 11:30pm 19 November 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Selection Criteria

Candidate Information Pack

To Apply, Go Here.

Opening: Chair in Public Transport

CHAIR IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS STUDIES THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL

David Hensher writes:

I am in the early search phase to seek out interest in joining the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) as the Chair (Full Professor) in Public Transport. This is a full time position funded by the NSW Government and is a continuing appointment (i.e., tenured).  Professor Corinne Mulley has held the Chair since it was established and is retiring at the end of 2017. She will be continuing to be involved with ITLS as an Emeritus Professor.

Re: a timeline, we hope to be advertising in early September with a closing date at the end of November, with interviews after short listing in early 2018.

Details:

Introduction

Public transport is an important element of the transport system and plays an increasingly important part in developing sustainable cities. The New South Wales (NSW) Government is committed to plans predicated on increasing public transport use which in turn requires professional capacity building to ensure that the skills and knowledge are available to support the development of public transport. These skills include:

  •   Integrated transport and land use accessibility and mobility planning.
  •   Transport policy and regulation evaluation.
  •   Transport modelling, pricing and parking policy development.
  •   Determining public transport planning and priority criteria.
  •   Traffic management.
  •   Appropriate use of information technology.
  •   Determining methods for efficient use of road space.
  •   Public transport planning.
  •   Public transport systems operation.

In 2007, the NSW Government established a partnership with the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in the now University of Sydney Business School (previously the Faculty of Economics and Business) at the University of Sydney to assist in this general aim. In particular, the NSW Government aspired to this post accelerating research, education and training in public transport, in conjunction with in-service training provided by government bodies and support for a strong local government capability in public transport policy and planning.

The Chair has been held by Professor Corinne Mulley from 2008 to February 2018, who becomes an Emeritus Professor following her retirement. We are now looking to appoint a new Chair Professor to this prestigious position.

Motivation

The motivation for the Chair in Public Transport grew out of recognition that there is a need in Sydney for some independent and ongoing framework within which the full agenda relevant to supporting public transport in a balanced transport system can be housed. A major objective is to increase knowledge and learning of public transport within the transport industry (and the community in general, including the media) through research and educational activities including briefings, papers, workshops, training courses, opinion pieces and media commentary. A major thrust of the chair’s inception was to enhance learning and understanding regarding public transport development associated with Sydney in particular and NSW in general.

This Chair will be active in directing the overall program of public transport research, education, and training, overarching all themes of interest to ITLS, government and industry. Given the Institute’s strong interest and reputation in urban transport, the Chair will focus to a great extent (but not entirely) on passenger transport issues in urban areas. Themes that are high on the agenda

include growing patronage, efficient service delivery, environmental impacts, traffic congestion, the future of public transport, public transport performance in urban areas, mobility as a service, community transport, rural and regional transport needs, and optimal mixing of transport and land use facilities.

The key activities of the chair should include all areas listed below:

  •   Research
  •   Professional and Public Seminar Presentations
  •   Independent Media Commentary
  •   Industry Training (including briefing forums)
  •   Interaction with government through customised training, dissemination activities and one-to-one interactions
  •   Professional Office Roles
  •   Refereeing for International Conferences and Journals
  •   Conference/Workshop organisation
  •   University Teaching (public transport courses)
  •   Other Activities
  •   Publications
  •   Contract research

The Chair, in particular, will be active in tracking global developments in areas such as public transport reform, the performance of the public modes, technological developments to enhance the performance of PT, the growing interest in bus rapid transit (BRT) through the Volvo Research Education Foundation Centre in ITLS (in partnership with MIT, PUC Chile and Embarq), integrated transport systems, the role of PT in delivering sustainable transport outcomes, funding of PT, planning systemwide public transport services, supporting rural accessibility needs, the challenges facing socially excluded societies and the broad role of PT.

Governance

Regular guidance on the chair’s activities will be provided through an annual ‘chair in public transport reference group’ meeting. This meeting will review the current and planned future activities of the chair and provide guidance on future work program priorities. This group shall comprise senior representatives from Transport for NSW, the University of Sydney and other invitees as appropriate.

Profile of the Appointee

As this will be a high profile appointment, the incumbent will be expected to represent the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies and the University of Sydney Business School (and the University more generally) on the national and international stage. The successful candidate, who may be from any discipline, will be personable, dynamic, outgoing and imaginative. He or she must have the leadership abilities and flair necessary to motivate the Institute’s research and teaching programs in public transport and be an active commentator on public transport matters.

The person must have a commitment to a broad perspective on public transport and be aware of and committed to the role of strategic, tactical, and operational initiatives and the systems view of passenger transport logistics.

Other Attributes of the Person to be Appointed

Given that this position is a leadership position, applicants must have the following credentials:

  1. A strong track record of involvement in public transport
  2. A strong track record in research focussed on public transport
  3. A strong track record in lecturing or giving presentations in a relevant area
  4. Substantial success in generating funds in general
  5. Demonstrated ability to manage research teams and deliver high quality research outputsleading to publication in the relevant journals in the field.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with persons in government and industry in promoting debateand an evidence base on public transport policy, strategy and system performance.
  7. Demonstrated evidence of working well with external bodies in the capacity of both consultant and joint researcher, especially the government sector, peak (advocacy) bodies andthe media
  8. Demonstrated capability of independent media commentary.
  1. Demonstrated reputation in attracting outside interest in activities of a research institute such as ITLS.
  2. Demonstrated ability to represent the Institute and the University on the national and international stage.
  3. Demonstrated leadership abilities and flair necessary to motivate the Institute’s research and teaching programs (award and non-award) in public passenger transport logistics.

Inquiries and Application Details

Confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made with Professor David Hensher, Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, email david.hensher@sydney.edu.au.

The position is full-time continuing and may be subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a requirement for new appointees.

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Sydney

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no.1048/0517

  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Engineering Transport
  • Great opportunity for a scholar with expertise in Transport Engineering
  • Full time continuing role (remuneration package: $120-170k p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)

About the opportunity
Applications are invited for the appointment of a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the area of Transport in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, to coincide with the launching of a transport major as part of the civil engineering undergraduate program. We are seeking candidates with an outstanding record of research and scholarship with proven and substantial research expertise in transport engineering areas of interest to the school, including, but not limited to, Traffic Engineering, Transport Planning, Freight Transport, Public Transport, Active Transport, Travel Behaviour, Highway Engineering, and Transport Safety Engineering.

The School of Civil Engineering is introducing a Major in Transport Engineering in the BE (Civil) degree program in 2017. You will work collaboratively to implement the new Transport Engineering Major and lead a Transport Engineering research group. You will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers in the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), which resides in the Business School of the University of Sydney, www.sydney.edu.au/business/itls, and has achieved worldwide recognition for its research and teaching on transport and logistics management. You will be also expected to engage with the wider research community related to transport engineering within the engineering faculty and other faculties in the University.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer with:

  • a PhD Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • teaching experience at tertiary level
  • excellent academic administration skills
  • excellent teamwork and communication skills to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

You will be responsible for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in one or more of the areas of transport and the supervision of research students in these and other specialist areas. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of teaching and to the maintenance of academic standards in a broadly based civil engineering school. The school is committed to increasing its research output and to increasing the number of research students.

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. 



The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

For more information about the position, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Dan Kuhner, Recruitment Consultant, on +61 2 8627 0934 or dan.kuhner@sydney.edu.au.

If you would like to learn more, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for the position description and further details.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Closing date: 11:30pm 30 July 2017 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Candidate Information Pack

Selection Criteria

How to apply:

 

Official Post:

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Post-Doc Wanted: Transport Networks at University of Sydney

I am recruiting a Post-Doc at the University of Sydney. The ad is below:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Transport NetworksUsyd_new_logo

Faculty of Engineering and IT

School of Civil Engineering

Applications are invited for the appointment of one Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the School of Civil Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney.

The position will support the research and leadership of  School of Civil Engineering in the newly launched Transport Engineering program.

The successful applicant(s) will help build the new research group headed by Professor David Levinson to further the analysis of Transport Networks, understand the relationships between Transport Networks and Land Use, and consider the implications of changing Transport Technologies on optimal Network Structure.

Applicants should hold a PhD in civil engineering or a related field. They should be able to demonstrate high quality research in the area of transport networks, geo-spatial analysis, and econometrics. Demonstrated ability to publish research outcomes in high-quality international journals is also essential. Since the position will require frequent liaising with government and industry, applicants should demonstrate strong communication skills.

Please see the following link or contact me for details.

Link – Postdoctoral Research Associate in Transport Networks Ref 779/0417

Closing date: 11:30 pm 21 May 2017

ISYE Faculty Opening at University of Minnesota

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Minnesota, has a faculty opening.

 

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering University of Minnesota
Faculty Opening

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position starting in Fall 2015. Applicants at all ranks will be considered. We seek candidates with a strong methodological foundation in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, and a demonstrated interest in applications including, but not limited to: business analytics, energy and the environment, healthcare and medical applications, transportation and logistics, supply chain management, financial engineering, service operations, quality and reliability. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching, to mentoring graduate students, and to developing and maintaining an active program of sponsored research. Applicants must hold a Ph.D., or expect to complete their degree before Fall 2015, in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Operations Management or a closely related discipline. Senior applicants should have an outstanding track record of research and teaching accomplishments.

The University of Minnesota is located in the heart of the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, which is consistently rated as one of America’s best places to live and is home to many leading companies. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is the newest department within the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota and is growing rapidly. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.isye.umn.edu.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants interested in meeting with current Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty members at the 2014 INFORMS Conference in San Francisco should apply by October 19, 2014. Additional information and application instructions can be found at http://www.isye.umn.edu. Candidates may contact the chair of the search committee at isyesrch@umn.edu. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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.

Job Opening: Director of Coordinated Research at CTS (UMN)

 CTS is looking for a new Director of Coordinated Research

The posting for the position is now available in the U of M’s system; applications will be reviewed beginning on February 19.

External link to the job posting:
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117867

 

Faculty Position in Transportation Engineering

Reposted from here.

The Department of Civil 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 http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=116093 for a tenure-track position or http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=116095 for a tenured position. 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 December 15, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Expected appointment is Fall 2014.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota is affiliated with the Center for Transportation Studies and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, and its faculty are involved with several major research centers, including the Minnesota Traffic Observatory and the Multi-Axial SubassemblageTesting Laboratory. Civil Engineering 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.

Please note, the previous ad for another pair of positions is still open:

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of (1) physical-chemical processes related to environmental systems and (2) energy-environment implications of transportation.