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              Post-Doctoral Associate

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 2511113
              Title: Post Doctoral Associate
              Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
              Category Status: 37-Faculty, Non-Tenured, Non-Regular
              Applicant Search Category: Faculty
              University Authorized FTE:
              Unit: ENGR-Civil-Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI)
              Hiring Range Minimum:
              Hiring Range Maximum:
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              Applicants are sought for a postdoctoral scholar position in Resilient Infrastructure, assisting in understanding the dynamics among disaster policy, infrastructure vulnerability, and community outcomes. The initial project will focus on the differential impacts of the Stafford Act – the legislation that authorizes post-disaster relief funding – on infrastructure performance, communities, and States. The longer-term goal of the project is to provide insights and clarity into how changes to the Stafford Act could positively transform hazard-prone regions. The anticipated scope of the work includes: data discovery on disaster aid disbursements, community hazard mitigation plans, and damage assessments; holistic evaluation of the benefits and costs, including opportunity costs, of hazard planning and mitigation on infrastructure; an analysis of how officials at multiple levels of government make decisions surrounding hazards under uncertainty; multi-scale modeling of the impacts of disaster aid on infrastructure performance; and predictive modeling for quantifying the impacts of disasters on communities. The postdoc will work with diverse stakeholders and support an interdisciplinary research team. Additionally, the postdoc will have opportunities for research dissemination, including but not limited to, conferences, workshops, and presentations to non-profits, advocacy organizations, think tanks, and government officials.

              Minimum Qualifications:

              The postdoc will play an important role in facilitating collaborations with an interdisciplinary team. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Operations Research, Data Analytics, Risk Analysis, or a related field, and have a promising record of research, publications, and strong communication skills. Successful candidates will have a background in predictive data analytics for risk analysis and community resilience and also have experience in either i) infrastructure systems reliability modeling, or ii) infrastructure and disaster policy analysis. The candidate must have the ability to work independently to achieve project objectives, meet project deadlines and reporting requirements, and help mentor other group members, including undergraduates.

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              Additional Information:
              Posting Date: 11/13/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 12/13/2019
              Physical Demands
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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              2. Curriculum Vitae
              3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)

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