Civil and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering

Tenure Track Faculty Opening in Transportation Systems

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (CEE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in transportation systems engineering. Candidates must have earned a PhD (or foreign degree equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or closely related field. Prior research and teaching experience is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a high-quality funded research program that complements the existing areas of excellence within the Department and the School of Engineering and to actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of CEE, and to engage in department, institute and professional service activities.

Of particular interests are the areas of transit modeling, demand modeling, transportation economics, logistics, intelligent transportation systems, network modeling, traffic control and simulation, and traffic safety. Outstanding candidates with expertise in other areas will also be considered. The ideal candidate will complement the existing strengths of the transportation program and ongoing research of the transportation faculty.

Consistent with the Rensselaer Plan, the School of Engineering Performance Plan, and the Department’s Strategic Plan, an emphasis on energy and the environment, and information technology, is highly desired.

Successful candidates may find it useful to collaborate with other researchers through various centers on campus including the newly funded Volvo Center of Excellence on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (, the Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (, the Scientific Computation Research Center (, the Lighting Research Center (, among others Rensselaer and School of Engineering centers (
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private, research-oriented university in Troy, New York. The School of Engineering ( has approximately 150 faculty and 2600 undergraduates. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( has 16 faculty, and approximately 150 undergraduate, and 60 MS and Ph.D. students.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must send a complete CV, a statement of research and teaching accomplishments and goals, and contact information for a minimum of three professional references to Dr. José Holguín-Veras, Search Committee Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York, 12180 (518-276-6221;

We welcome candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.