Research Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Delaware - Newark, DE

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Research Professor – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/College of Engineering

DEADLINE: January 22, 2012

Conducts research in railroad engineering and safety as an independent researcher, or by developing collaborative teams of researchers from within or outside of the university. Formulates the ideas, objectives, work plan, budget, schedule, and deliverables for research proposals. Develops/writes research proposals and solicits funding from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, and private industry. Interacts with agencies and industry to develop sources for research funding. Recruits and supervises graduate students and research staff. Documents research results in archival journal publications and technical reports. Presents research results at national and international conferences and meetings. May be asked to teach, under separate contract, professional courses or university courses, in railroad engineering and safety. Performs other job-related duties as required.

Doctorate degree in engineering required. Thirty or more years of experience in research, consulting, and training in railroad engineering and safety. Must be a recognized authority in track mechanics, analysis and design of the track structure, rail grinding, vehicle/track dynamics, failure analysis and investigation, railroad safety, and maintenance planning. Must be knowledgeable in freight as well as transit. Must have published in railroad related areas; published in peer reviewed professional journals or conference proceedings. Ability to develop an externally funded, independent, research program in the area of railroad engineering and safety. Experience developing and writing research proposals; experience documenting research results in reports and archival publications. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with university faculty and governmental agencies as well as with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Experience teaching professional courses in railroad engineering and safety is desirable.

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