Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering UMaine

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Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering (id:73883)
Civil & Environmental Engineering – OCE
Orono ME

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIE), in collaboration with the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), at the University of Maine (UMaine) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in transportation engineering, with expertise in life cycle analysis and assessment of transportation infrastructure systems.  This position is a joint appointment split 75% in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and 25% in the prestigious ASCC ( to support the Green Engineering and Materials research initiative. This position is 50% teaching/50% research.

Expertise is sought in life cycle analysis as applied to transportation systems, facilities, and planning.  The successful candidate will support and enhance current initiatives in Green Engineering and Materials (GEM), as well as the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC;, the Region 1 U.S.D.O.T. University Transportation Center led by UMaine. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure as a professional engineer (PE) prior to promotion to associate professor.

Candidates will be expected to engage in the instruction of transportation engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while enhancing the Department’s existing curriculum; establish and maintain a nationally-competitive funded research program; author high-quality peer-reviewed publications; train M.S. and Ph.D. students; and actively engage in service to the profession, university, and state. Information about the CIE Department can be found at  The ASCC is an extremely active cross-disciplinary research center that is developing innovative solutions to problems of infrastructure, renewable energy, and sustainable materials, among many other initiatives.  In CIE, the successful candidate will join a dynamic engineering program dedicated to high-quality teaching, scholarship, and service — where faculty support work-life integration.

This position is one of four Cluster Hires focused on Green Engineering and Materials (GEM) to pursue transformative research and novel solutions by augmenting cross-disciplinary expertise in the following areas and contributing to the state-of-the-art GEM Laboratory: Life Cycle Analysis of Infrastructure Systems, Digital Manufacturing applied to large-scale additive manufacturing, collaborative robotics, cyber security in digital manufacturing, and biopolymers.

With 260 faculty, staff and students housed in a 100,000 sq. ft. laboratory, the ASCC is the largest university-based research Center in Maine.   The ASCC is planning construction of the Green Energy and Materials Laboratory (GEM), a 70,000 sq. ft. addition which will house the research Factory of the Future (FoF).  The FoF will be a first-of-its-kind testbed for digital flexible manufacturing. The FoF will include AI-enabled arrays of additive, subtractive, and hybrid synchronous robotic manufacturing systems, with Q/A Q/C enabled by real-time sensing and High-Performance Computing (HPC). Work inside of the FoF will include research on the manufacture and testing of large new systems made from bio-based and other advanced materials, focusing on a unique integration of highly flexible (e.g. robotic, interchangeable end effectors) digital manufacturing processes with non-contact sensing and real-time, closed-loop feedback from the HPCs.

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found here.


  • Applicants are required to hold B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline, with a specialization in transportation engineering by the date of hire.
  • Experience with life cycle cost analysis applied to infrastructure systems.


  • The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure as a professional engineer (PE) prior to promotion to associate professor.

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: March 1, 2022
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: March 15, 2022
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: April 5, 2022
Tentative start date: August 29, 2022

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Eric Landis at or 207-581-2173.

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Academic Year (Sept-May)
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV