Assistant Professor of Research

University of Texas at Arlington
September 21, 2023
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To apply applicants should go to https: // and submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Sharareh Kermanshachi ( [email protected])

    For more information about UTA, please visit: https:// www.

    Posting Details

    Position Information

    Posting Number F00434P

    Position Title Assistant Professor of Research Department Civil Engineering Location Arlington Job Family Faculty Position Status Full-time Rank Non-Tenured Work Hours Standard Open to University Wide (Internal Only) FLSA Exempt Salary Duration Funding expected to continue Pay Basis Benefits Eligible Yes Job Summary

    The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington is seeking an outstanding Assistant Professor of Research in CE-Construction Engineering and Management, non- tenure track status. This position will be in the College of Engineering with appointment in the CE Department. The CE Department currently has several endowed professorships that are available. This position focuses on Construction Engineering and Management research areas including but not limited to Data Analytics in Construction, Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Adoption, and Construction Workforce Health and Safety.

    University Information

    The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas- Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times' annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA's $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

    Department and College/School Information

    The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,000 students, the College is the third-largest in Texas and offers the most comprehensive engineering degree programs in the region. It offers 10 baccalaureate, 14 master's, and 9 doctoral degree programs and has ties to numerous Fortune 500 companies in the region. The College is enjoying extraordinary growth in graduate and undergraduate student enrollment and in student graduation. This growth has been concomitant with growth in research expenditures, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship by faculty and students. The Civil Engineering Department has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and enjoys a robust research enterprise in the areas of construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; geotechnical engineering; infrastructure system engineering and management; structural engineering and mechanics; transportation engineering; and water resources engineering, with per-faculty research expenditures totaling more than $320,000. In addition, the department works with many top civil engineering firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as the Texas Department of Transportation, NOAA and other government agencies.

    Benefits at UTA

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    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Candidates must have the skills to develop proposals (ability to develop them independently and in collaboration) for federal and state agencies, report to granting sponsors, manage research projects financially, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

    Required Qualifications

    An earned Ph.D. degree (with significant number of high-quality peer-reviewed publications) or all but dissertation (ABD) in civil engineering is required. Candidates for Assistant Professor of Research position must have demonstrated a commitment to quality and scholarly research with excellent record of research publications and proven interdisciplinary research experience with several state/federal funded projects. Candidates for Assistant Professor of Research position must have also demonstrated leadership skills. Candidates must have knowledge on various statistical modeling techniques including but not limited to time series analysis, structural equation modeling, and fuzzy modeling. They must have research experience with electric and autonomous vehicles adoption (partial/full automation).

    Preferred Qualifications CBC Requirement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

    Special Conditions for Eligibility Working Title EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

    ADA Accommodations

    The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected].

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date 09/01/2023 Open Date 07/07/2023 Review Start Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

    To apply applicants should go to https: // and submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Sharareh Kermanshachi ( [email protected])

    For more information about UTA, please visit: https:// www.

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    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover/Interest Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Optional Documents

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