The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Vermont welcomes applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellow position anticipated to start on September 1, 2022. The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to develop a tool to quantify the external environmental, health, equity, and economics costs of transportation civil infrastructure projects, particularly small to mid-size projects. This one-year position is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance in the first year.
Successful applicants will have strong analytical abilities and a solid publication record; a keen interest in improving environmental, economic, and equity outcomes of transportation systems and decision-making; the ability to work independently; and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with both academic and practitioner audiences. Experience with transportation decision-making, transportation project performance assessment, lifecycle assessment, social cost accounting, and/or related areas is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and at least one degree in civil engineering, sustainability science, economics, or a related field.
Depending on their interests, the postdoctoral fellow may also have opportunities to write proposals, engage in other research at UVM, and/or teach civil and environmental engineering courses.
The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can support a culture of excellence at UVM, as articulated in Amplifying Our Impact, that is diverse and inclusive as envisioned in Our Common Ground.
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the Transportation Research Center, the Vermont Complex Systems Center, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Gund Institute for Environment and throughout the UVM community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary.
The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is often rated as the best small city in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
The applicant must submit a cover letter describing their relevant experience and interest in the position, a current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three professional references who can provide letters of reference. All application materials should be sent to Prof. Mandar Dewoolkar (email@example.com) as a single PDF file.
Applications will be reviewed beginning August 3, 2022 and will be accepted until the position is filled.