Northern Transportation Systems: Novel Methods for Collecting Transportation Data and Building a Multimodal Transportation Database
Update 10/25: This position is now closed. Thanks to all who expressed interest.
Update 09/21: This position is still open, and must be filled as soon as possible.
Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. The successful postdoctoral fellow will be involved full-time on a project with the National Research Council in gathering, organizing, and synthesizing data related to all aspects and modes of transportation operations in Northern Canada, specifically focused on the Northwest Territories. The postdoctoral fellow will interact directly with other university researchers (including graduate and undergraduate students), government partners, private operators, and others in successfully carrying out this initiative. Travel to the territories (about 2 times per year) is required. Qualifications/expectations include the following:
- Background (and PhD) in engineering, natural sciences, or social sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in the northern context and environment, but this is not a must.
- Demonstrated scholarly ability through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings and conferences.
- GIS and data analysis skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Ability and desire to communicate directly and frequently with government partners and private operators in gathering data and other information.
- Ability to work well in a team setting, to coordinate and collaborate in research involving researchers across disciplinary boundaries.
- Must work well independently, with excellent organizational skills, and be able to lead a research project.
- Values, and desires to contribute to, an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
Preferred start: Immediately, or in Fall 2020. Salary will be competitive and commensurate to experience.
The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive universities with an operating budget of over one billion dollars annually, and over 38,000 students including over 7,000 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering has over 4,400 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering covers all major areas of Civil, Environmental, Mining, and Petroleum Engineering.
Please send (via email) a cover letter, CV, and 2-3 references. These should describe your background, motivation, and relevant qualifications/experience. I also welcome any questions you may have, and can also provide more details on the projects available.
Amy Kim, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
Closing date: Position open until filled.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.