Transportation Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Monday, October 24, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
Wayne State University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Wayne State University (WSU) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor; one position in Transportation Engineering and one position in Environmental Engineering. Applications at a higher rank may be considered for candidates with an exceptional record of publications and funding. The desired candidates should have an earned doctoral degree in civil/environmental engineering. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred, and ability to obtain licensure within 4 years of employment is desired. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in civil engineering topics appropriate to the area of specialization; to establish a robust externally funded research program providing support to graduate students; to produce a strong record of research publications in high impact journals; and engage in university and professional service activities. The start date is August 2017. 

Transportation Engineering Position (Job posting no. 042256): This position is intended to strengthen the Transportation Research Group in the department staffed by senior and junior faculty, research associates, and graduate students. The Wayne State University Transportation Research Group (WSU-TRG) is located in the state-of-the-art Urban Infrastructure Laboratory on WSU’s main campus. Research projects undertaken over the past 5 years have included topics such as work zone traffic control and safety, development of statewide safety performance functions and crash modification factors, safety performance evaluations of statewide counter measures for centerline and shoulder rumble strips, development of regional pedestrian and bicycle safety programs, and development of work zone mobility performance measures. The prospective candidate should have a foundation in one or more core Transportation Engineering areas such as transportation planning, traffic engineering and safety, highway geometric design, or traffic operations. The ideal candidate should have research interests in any of the core areas mentioned above and new transportation technologies such as intelligent transportation systems (ITS), connected and autonomous vehicles, or other contemporary technologies in the transportation field. 

For further information, please contact Steve Remias ( or 313-577-3854). 

Environmental Engineering Position (Job posting no. 042255): This position is part of a strategic focus on enhancing urban systems, with particular emphasis on developing engineered solutions to improve public health and address decaying infrastructure. All candidates with expertise in the broad field of environmental engineering will be considered; however, expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: microbiology, biofilms, microfluidics, hydraulics, water supply and distribution, water treatment processes. Biofilms, advanced biological treatment technologies, and biogeochemical processes within engineered systems are areas of particular interest. The selected candidate will be expected to teach traditional undergraduate and graduate courses in core areas (e.g., fluid mechanics, wastewater treatment, and drinking water treatment), in addition to developing new courses in emerging areas of environmental engineering that match their fields of expertise. The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate ability to incorporate undergraduate and graduate students in research. The ability to conduct multidisciplinary research, both across civil engineering and with other disciplines, is highly desirable.  

For further information, please contact Shawn McElmurry ( or 313-577-3876). 

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education.  Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.  WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people.  Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

WSU is one of the 115 doctoral institutions in the US holding the Highest Research Activity (R1) Carnegie classification; it is also recognized among a select group of universities listed under Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation. WSU’s 11 schools and colleges offer more than 350 major subject areas to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The campus is located in the vibrant Midtown section of Detroit, where an excellent selection of museums, galleries and theaters are within walking distance. The campus encompasses 203 acres of landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 education and research buildings.  The Department offers BS, MS and Ph.D. degree programs and has experienced increasing annual research expenditures from competitive federal, state, local and private sources that have averaged $2.0 Million over the past 5 years with 10 faculty. Two more faculty positions are being added this year in line with expected further growth. More information about the department can be found at

Applicants must submit a single PDF document through the University’s online hiring system at   (click “Search Postings” and enter Posting Number in reference to the position of interest).  Submission must include (1) cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching and research interests, no more than two pages each, (4) a list of four professional references, and (5) two representative publications.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2016.