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August 1, 2017

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.

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