Job-Opening: Postdoctoral candidate

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Sabya Mishra
Job-Opening: Postdoctoral candidate

We currently have one vacancy for a postdoc position in the department of Civil Engineering with transportation engineering focus at University of Memphis. Please see below job description, and share with any potential candidates.


The review of applications will start on October 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Position Summary: The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in transportation beginning as soon as possible in the broader area of demand-responsive technology-enhanced shared transportation systems, smart cities, autonomous and connected vehicles. Outstanding candidates with expertise in related areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Sabya Mishra and other faculty members as needed on projects related to transportation demand modeling, planning and operations (both on passenger and freight). Salary is extremely competitive and includes full benefits. The appointment period will be for 12 months initially with possibility of extension to the second year based on performance.


Minimum Qualification and Experience: Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the start date) with a background in transportation. Applicants from civil engineering, applied mathematics, computer science and/or operations research will be preferred but other disciplines will also be considered. Knowledge of travel demand modeling software (e.g., TransCAD, Cube, Visum) meso- and micro-scopic simulation (e.g., Paramics, TransModeler, Vissim, Synchro), Geographic Information Systems software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS), and programming languages (e.g., C#, C++, Python) is required. Candidates should have an excellent publication record in transportation and/or related fields. Successful candidates will be fluent in English, have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication (both oral and written) skills, and be able to work independently and within a collaborative energetic research team.

Primary Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research, contribute to the formulation and submission of manuscripts for publications in peer reviewed journals, mentor graduate research assistants and students, and be highly-involved in preparation and submission of research proposals.


Submission material and due date: Interested candidates should send 1) a one-page cover letter summarizing experience, expertise, and motivation, 2) CV, 3) a research statement (at most 2 pages), and 4) a list of at least three references to Dr. Sabya Mishra at smishra3 at memphis dot edu. Applications are due by October 11, 2019. The position is expected to start as soon as possible in Fall 2019, preferably before November 15, 2019. 



Sabyasachee (Sabya) Mishra

Associate Professor | Department of Civil Engineering

The University of Memphis

112B Engineering Science Building

Memphis, TN 38152

Ph: 901.678.5043 | E: