Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative (SFHI) in Transportation
Michigan Technological University is conducting a university-wide, Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative (SFHI) in Transportation. In the first year of this initiative we hired three tenure-track faculty in transportation. We intend to recruit two additional faculty in 2012-13.The SFHI in Transportation is a continuation of a multi-year plan to build strong faculty clusters in areas where Michigan Tech has existing strengths.
The development, management and maintenance of a vibrant transportation system that allows for the safe, effective and environmentally benign movement of people and goods are crucial to a successful economy. To be sustainable, future transportation systems will need to be multimodal, and require cutting-edge research and skilled professionals to guide development and implementation. The SFHI in Transportation is designed to address these needs and the goals of the USDOT strategic plan for 2010-2015 (USDOT, 2010).
In the 2012 Transportation SFHI, we are particularly interested in Assistant/Associate/Full Professors with research and educational interests within the following broadly defined areas:
- Transportation Policy and/or Economics; or Multimodal Systems Analysis (with an emphasis in Rail Transportation)
- Concrete Materials
Applicants are expected to integrate their research with existing strengths in transportation at Michigan Tech. The successful candidate will inspire and lead interdisciplinary collaboration amongst faculty with common interests in transportation, establish a nationally recognized research program, attract external funding, and extend their profile as a world-class scholar.
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.