The University of Maryland seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI) hosted within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Clark School of Engineering. The individual appointed as the MTI Director must have the professional stature to represent MTI to government agencies (Federal, State, and local), industry partners, and professional organizations. The MTI director needs to have the skills and experience bridging the research to transportation practitioner use. A Ph.D. in transportation or related fields is preferred but not required.
Duties The MTI Director is expected to communicate and promote the strengths of MTI in data science, data analytics and visualization, modeling, simulation and optimization of complex transportation systems, traffic systems and traffic management, air transportation, freight transportation, public transportation, multi-modal and sustainable transportation. The MTI Director should work with Governmental officials at all levels as well as private industry and organizations to build a vision for research and training needs and identify potential sources of funding opportunities for MTI researchers and faculties through networked connections and marketing skills. The MTI Director must facilitate the transfer of MTI-developed technologies to requisite public and private organizations. They are expected to work closely with MTI’s appointed faculty advisory board and seek its consensus regarding MTI activities and to manage the personnel effectively.
Applicant must submit:
A cover letter that includes a personal statement with qualifications, interests, and motivations
Vision statement for MTI
Plan to attract research funding
Some notable facts about the Clark’s School of Engineering include:
The A. James Clark’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranks in the top 20 public civil engineering undergraduate programs in the country according to the US News and World Report Rankings. In addition to the MTI center, new centers and institutes that have been established include the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII), the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices (REFBDI), and the Quantum Technology Center (QTC). The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.
The University is located close to NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies, and has strong research ties with government research labs, corporations, and start-ups. The Washington DC area has three major airports and a vibrant culture, is reachable by metro, and has primary and secondary schools that are among the best in the nation. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.
Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year domestic Ph.D. students.
Faculty work with over 60 competitive teams and student societies that are nationally ranked, such as SAE top 20th finish in Baja 2018 Competition, Solar Decathlon 1st place in US in 2017, and 1st in American Helicopter Society Student competition.
2 NAE members affiliated with Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which has been featured on covers of Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, ABC, Fox News, People Magazine.
Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq. ft of lab space and an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams.
The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment, but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music and amenities.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty... and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.