An immediate post-doc research associate is available for individuals interested to pursue scholarly research in transportation engineering at Western Kentucky University (WKU), particularly in transportation safety (crash analysis). The position is secured for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. The duties include working on an existing grant sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) on evaluating the safety of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in the state of Kentucky, writing scholarly papers for submission to prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, assisting in writing proposals for external grants, guiding undergraduate/graduate students in their research, and proposing ideas for an existing driving simulator.
The recruited individual will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Kirolos Haleem. The full-time researcher candidate will support the growth of the newly-established "Transportation Safety & Crash Avoidance Research (TSCAR) Laboratory" at WKU and will work with a team of researchers including Dr. Haleem, another post-doctoral researcher, and multiple undergraduate students. The intended start date is as soon as possible. This a one year temporary full-time position. Continuation is dependent upon funding/need.
The ideal candidate should acquire a Ph.D. degree in civil (transportation) engineering and an M.S. degree in civil engineering (preferably with a transportation engineering focus). Individuals with an M.S. degree in civil (transportation) engineering, relevant experience/publications in transportation safety, and strong passion for conducting transportation engineering research are also encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants can apply on this link (https://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=7407AE0C4A…) by December 1, 2020 and submit the following application materials:
1. Brief statement of interest (no more than one page).
2. Most updated CV with the full list of publications and projects.
3. List of three references.
Candidates will receive email confirmation that their submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as soon as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about January 15, 2021.
About Western Kentucky University:
Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
The university’s population of approximately 18,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 16% underrepresented minority and 2% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.
We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their family, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents. In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid-time-off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.