Postdoctoral opportunity at University of Memphis

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Sabya Mishra
Postdoctoral opportunity at University of Memphis

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 technology-enhanced shared transportation systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, and autonomous last-mile deliveries. Other areas of research include but not limited to are the impact of technology on traffic safety and operations. Outstanding candidates with expertise in related areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Sabya Mishra 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 the 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 (not necessarily from Civil Engineering). A background in applied mathematics and/or operations research in passenger and/or freight transportation is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a publication record in transportation and/or related fields. Knowledge of travel demand modeling software (e.g., TransCAD, Cube, Visum) meso- and micro-scopic simulation (Vissim, Synchro), Geographic Information Systems software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS) is required. Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Python, Matlab) is preferred but not required.

Primary Responsibilities: The successful candidate(s) will be expected to carry out research under minimal supervision, contribute to the formulation and submission of research proposals and publications (quarterly and final reports, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings) and mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants and students.

Application Submission: To apply for this position, please send one pdf document with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching philosophy, and contact information of a minimum of three references to Sabyasachee Mishra at

Application Deadline: Screening will begin May 10th, 2021 and continue until all available positions are filled.

Diversity Statement: The University of Memphis, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For questions: For more information or questions, please contact Sabyasachee Mishra or one of the current postdocs Agnivesh Pani


Sabyasachee (Sabya) Mishra, Ph.D., P.E
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Engineering Science Building # 112D
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-5043
Fax: 901-678-3026