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SCITT Post-Doctoral Researcher

State of Colorado
Bessemer, CO
Closing date
Feb 14, 2024

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Organization Type
Salary: $65,000.00 Annually

Location : Pueblo, CO

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: GGJ-9991-12/23

Department: Colorado State University Pueblo

Opening Date: 01/12/2024

FLSA: Determined by Position

Primary Physical Work Address: 2200 Bonforte BoulevardPueblo, CO 81001

FLSA Status: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Department Information

The Southern Colorado Institute of Transportation Technology is a state-sponsored institute located at Colorado State University Pueblo ( The vision of the Institute is to become a versatile and responsive leader in education, training, and research that supports transformative transportation solutions. The mission of the Institute is comprehensive and includes education, training, and research. The Institute's current interests include ground and intermodal transportation systems' innovation, safety, and security.

The Institute partners with the Federal Railroad Administration's Transportation Technology Center just outside Pueblo, Colorado, and is also a member of the prestigious enter for Surface Transportation Testing and Academic Research (C-STTAR) consortium of eight universities and academic research centers, including the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research, Michigan Technological University, the University of Hawaii, Michigan State University, the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Oregon State University. In addition, the Institute works closely with its local and state partners, ENSCO, Inc., MxV Rail, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Description of Job

The primary duties included in this position may be modified to suit the skills of the applicant and the changing priorities of the Institute, but will focus on the general topics of education, training, and research. Such activities may include developing and aiding in teaching transportation-related coursework; developing and leading student training activities; preparing proposals for external funding; and helping to develop a national conference, etc. The position may also involve a research component as the Institute grows.

This position offers a candidate a unique opportunity to take a high-level role in the early development of a transportation institute and valuable experience, especially for those interested in seeking faculty careers at four-year, primarily undergraduate institutions and expertise for a variety of roles in the transportation industry.

This position is funded by Vision 2028 and the initial appointment is for 12 months. Renewal of position funding is contingent upon the candidate's performance, continued funding of the project, budgetary approvals, and university fiscal sustainability.

Primary Duties
  • Developing academic coursework and training opportunities in the transportation-related sciences for undergraduate and masters level students.
  • Teaching or co-teaching no more than one transportation-related civil engineering course per semester or curricular development each semester
  • Administrative and research activities including research development, as guided by the institute director
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This posting is open to persons currently authorized to work in the United States

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in the broader field of Civil (Transportation) Engineering or a related PhD degree from an accredited institution.
  • A record of scholarly publications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with diverse populations and constituencies
  • Demonstrated excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as in an independent capacity
  • Experience in grant preparation
  • Experience in teaching or preparing undergraduate lectures and mentoring undergraduate students
Supplemental Information

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position:
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter)
  2. a current resume or CV
  3. unofficial or official transcripts starting with the Bachelor's degree showing degrees conferred
Additionally, applicants must include current contact information for three professional references, either within the online application or as an attachment.

Applications submitted without the required attachments/information listed above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until filled.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 38 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 15 graduate programs.

CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.

Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical and prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible benefit plan
  • Basic term life insurance
  • Voluntary term life and AD&D lnsurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Voluntary critical illness and accident insurance
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Retirement plans
Other benefits include:
  • Employee and dependent tuition discounts
  • State employee discounts via BenefitHub
  • Various on-campus event, recreation, and meal discounts
About Pueblo, Colorado
The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources& Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at:

Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.

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Are you currently authorized to work in the United States?
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Have you attached the required cover letter explaining the extent to which you meet the minimum and preferred requirements for this position?
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Have you uploaded the required resume/CV?
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Have you uploaded unofficial transcripts showing degree conferred beginning with the bachelor's degree as evidence you meet the minimum educational requirement?
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Have you included the required three professional references with current contact information?
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Do you acknowledge that failing to include the required attachments will result in your application not being considered?
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