Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0002404
The position is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment. This individual will work with other senior HSRC leadership and the pedestrian and bicycle research staff to sustain and grow existing research programs and develop new programs of research and training to address emerging issues and technology. The individual selected will be responsible for developing research ideas, designing studies, managing projects, delivering trainings, and developing proposals to secure funding for future work.
-Lead cutting edge research and transportation projects:
o Design and conduct research addressing safety, mobility, access, planning/design, data collection, and program/facility evaluation. This may involve study conceptualization, and design, data collection management, data analysis and modeling, and publication of findings.
o Manage project resources, supervise project activities, and maintain client/sponsor relations.
o Participate in the national and international pedestrian and bicycle community by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting findings at conferences.
-Deliver trainings and courses to student and professional audiences:
o Disseminate research findings or other information through training courses, workshops, webinars, or other formats to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.
o Lead or support the development and delivery of curriculum related to safety, roadway planning/design, and pedestrian and bicycle related topics.
-Provide leadership within HSRC and the broader transportation research community:
o Contribute to the pedestrian and bicycle safety research and policy agenda at both the state and national level, as a leader in appropriate professional organizations, advisory groups, and steering committees.
o Develop and foster collaborations with other researchers and faculty on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and partner institutions.
o Mentor and support the development of junior researchers at the Center.
Education and Experience:
The candidate must have 10 years of relevant experience, including five years in conducting applied research addressing transportation safety and pedestrian and bicycle issues in particular. The candidate must also have experience managing research projects involving multidisciplinary staff. The successful candidate will have a national scholarly reputation, an established record of publication, and a strong track record of work with federal, state, and/or local agencies. The individual will have experience acquiring and conducting funded research, as well as a breadth of knowledge related to issues in transportation safety such as roadway design, pedestrian and bicycle-related data, performance measurement, and demand modeling. A solid grounding in applied research design and statistical analysis techniques is encouraged. Experience obtaining funding from both DOT agencies and non-DOT sponsors is highly desired. A candidate with a civil engineering licensure (i.e., PE) and experience working with state or local agencies is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.