Professor of Transport Systems

Requisition ID:  25753

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  16 Sep 2023


Newcastle University exists for the public benefit to advance education, learning and research. We are a world-class university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. We are proud to be a values-led, research-intensive university that makes a significant contribution to our city, region and globally. Our core values of equality, diversity, inclusion, social and environmental justice and academic freedom are at the heart of everything we do.


The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Professor of Transport Systems. We are interested in outstanding research leaders and educators in the transport and mobility field with expertise in either of the two following broad areas:

  • Management, operation and user-centric design and evaluation of multimodal sustainable transport systems, including but not limited to emerging technologies, autonomous and electric vehicles, smart mobility, digitalisation, and age-friendly accessible transport;
  • Modelling and simulation of traffic flow, vehicles dynamics, emissions, large-scale complex systems, systems resilience, including but not limited to interaction with urban and energy systems.


In both areas, we are looking for candidates with a strong academic background related to transportation science and engineering, proven expertise in using established and emerging techniques across large-scale data, AI and machine learning, operational research, living lab trials and evaluation, and econometrics. These methods will be applied with the goal of addressing the key challenges of sustainability, decarbonisation, climate change, traffic congestion, safety, useability, equity, levelling up and access for all..


Based within the Discipline of Civil and Geospatial Engineering, and joining the Future Mobility Academic and Research Group, but with an interdisciplinary ambition, you will be expected to lead the further development of our expertise in areas of interest through supporting existing research initiatives, developing new ones, and contributing to teaching on our UG and PGT Civil and Transport Engineering programmes. The School aspires to grow its capability with strategic appointments that support world-class research. 


You will be based in the state-of-the-art new £110m Stephenson Building, a beacon for world leading education, research and collaboration.  As a School that strives to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong engineering disciplines, this position provides a significant opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, within a successful and supportive environment, both in Newcastle and Singapore.


Our primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching and commitment to our ethos of creativity and collegiality.


As a School that strives to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong engineering disciplines, this position provides a significant opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, within a successful and supportive environment. 


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The closing date for applications is 25 September 2023.


Interviews will be held on 9 November 2023.


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