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Director of the Institute for Transportation Research & Education

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Please upload a letter of application, a C.V., a research and education vision statement, and the names and contact information of three to five references as part of the application materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed hire date for the position is August 16, 2018 but an earlier start date is possible if the selected candidate is available."

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Non TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Director of the Institute for Transportation Research & Education
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Education & Experience
Position Number 00007261
Work Schedule TBD
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 062001 - Institute For Trans Research &
Department Institute for Transportation Research & Education
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

ITRE was established in 1978 by the UNC system with the mission of providing leadership in surface, water and air transportation research and education. ITRE is located on NC State’s Centennial Campus and Institute staff conduct research and provide professional training and educational opportunities. ITRE serves all 16 campuses of the UNC system and partners with transportation professionals around the globe. The Director of ITRE reports to the NC State Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development and manages the activities of more than 45 employees and 35 students. Research expenditures exceed $8 million annually and research sponsors include the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the National Academy of Sciences, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, local governments and other organizations. ITRE activities currently include research, training and technical service programs in the following areas: Geovisual Analytics and Decision Management, Highway Systems, North Carolina Local Technical Assistance, Next Generation Air Transportation, Public Transportation, and Travel Behavior Modeling.

Essential Job Duties

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University is seeking an innovative and progressive leader to serve as Director. The Director will formulate and guide the strategic direction of the Institute and is responsible for all aspects of the Institute’s operation, including the administration of ITRE’s research and education programs. The successful candidate will be nationally recognized as a leader in transportation research and exhibit in-depth knowledge of emerging research needs, have a strong track record of developing and implementing innovative research and education programs, and have experience building partnerships with government and industry stakeholders. As Director, the candidate is expected to lead large research initiatives that include both ITRE staff and students. The candidate will be expected to build relationships with program officers involved in transportation research at the federal, state and local levels as well as with private sector entities. The candidate is also expected to collaborate with academic departments at NC State University and elsewhere in the 16-campus University of North Carolina (UNC) system. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to lead a large and diverse program involving research, education, and outreach. Excellent leadership, mentoring, and communication skills and promotion of a positive work environment are essential. The candidate is expected to qualify for appointment at the level of a tenured Professor; however, candidates with extraordinary government or industry work qualifications may also be considered.

For more information regarding ITRE’s most recent activities, please refer to ITRE’s website: http://itre.ncsu.edu

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience

The candidate is expected to qualify for appointment at the level of a tenured Professor; however, candidates with extraordinary government or industry work qualifications may also be considered.

Departmental Required Skills

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to lead a large and diverse program involving research, education, and outreach. Excellent leadership, mentoring, and communication skills and promotion of a positive work environment are essential.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Prefer a candidate that will qualify for appointment at the level of a tenured Professor.

Required License or Certification

N/A

Special Instructions

Please upload a letter of application, a C.V., a research and education vision statement, and the names and contact information of three to five references as part of the application materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The proposed hire date for the position is August 16, 2018 but an earlier start date is possible if the selected candidate is available."

Job Open Date 06/07/2016
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
07/17/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2018
AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document (1)
  4. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents