The University of North Texas is a Carnegie R1 national research institution located in the vibrant and rapidly expanding Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is situated in close proximity to DFW International Airport and many S&P 500 corporate headquarters. The university enrollment is over 38,000 students with more than 6,500 graduate students. The G. Brint Ryan College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.
This research associate professor position is assigned to the McNatt Institute’s Austin, Texas office. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a physical presence at the Austin office.
The Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of research associate professor, to begin in Spring 2020. The individual is expected to be have a depth of expertise in planning, freight transportation, trade, and public policy and the ability to interact with transportation professionals and consult with state and local government officials.
We are seeking individuals with primary focus in the area of freight transportation and logistics, with a demonstrated record in conducting applied research and authoring technical reports and grant proposals in the field. The candidate is expected to have a record of consulting and conducting high quality research, authoring reports and position/white papers, and interacting with government agencies. The candidate should be current and well versed in key issues and trends affecting freight transportation and logistics at the local, state and national levels. The candidate is expected to be a collegial member of a research team focused on supporting externally funded grants and projects that seeks to develop an international reputation for quality research.
Salary is typical for a major research focused university. Responsibilities include conducting applied research, drafting grant proposals, and writing technical reports.
The candidate must currently possess a doctoral degree in logistics, supply chain management, civil engineering (with a transportation specialization), planning, public policy, economics, economic geography, or a closely related discipline. The candidate must also have five or more years of full-time, professional experience in transportation planning, logistics, or management consulting (relatable applied research experience or public sector freight transportation planning experience may be substituted, at the discretion of the McNatt Institute). Candidates must possess excellent writing skills and have experience with the preparation of technical reports and documents for the public. Candidates must also possess appropriate, effective, and efficient oral communication skills. If requested, candidates will provide examples of project deliverables that demonstrate their capabilities.
Proficient with one or more of the following software packages: InDesign, Photoshop, ArcGIS, ArcGIS City Engine, or similar programs. Direct or relatable experience working locally and long-distance with a multidisciplinary team, which may include faculty, research staff, students, administrative staff, contractors, and consultants. The preferred candidate will have experience with or be willing to engage constructively with community and business leaders, as well as elected officials, to support the work of the McNatt Institute’s project sponsors. Candidate should have experience with or be willing to assist UNT faculty and senior researchers with the preparation of proposals for new funding pursuits.
- Fluently speak, read, and write in Spanish (native or non-native)
- General knowledge of current freight transportation issues in North America
- Familiarity with the Texas-Mexico border region and North American trade
- Experience with document layout, design, and production