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SCITT Visiting Assistant Professor

Colorado State University - Pueblo
Pueblo, Colorado (US)
$66,200.00 - $70,000.00 Annually
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

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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.

CSU Pueblo serves a diverse student body and 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.

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 transportation education, training, research, and service. Such activities may include developing and aiding in teaching transportation-related coursework, developing and leading student training activities, performing funded research activities, preparing proposals for external funding, helping develop a national conference, etc. The proportion of the duty components may be modified 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 advancing faculty careers to higher level in the university.

This position is funded by Vision 2028 and the initial appointment is until May 31, 2025. 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 and teaching academic coursework and training opportunities in the transportation-related sciences and engineering field for undergraduate and graduate students as guided by the institute director.
  • Research activities including research development, and administrative duties as guided by the Institute director.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in the broader field of Transportation Engineering or related from an accredited institution at the time of hire
  • Expertise in any one or more broader areas of:
    • Transportation planning
    • Traffic engineering 
    • Railway engineering
    • Pavement engineering
    • Alternate fuels
  • A record of scholarly publications
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and commitment to serving diverse populations and learners.

Preferred Qualifications

  • EIT certification
  • Experience in teaching or preparing lectures and mentoring students in university level
  • Experience in a position requiring excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Experience working in a team environment as well as in an independent capacity

All interested candidates must apply through the online 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: 

  • a letter of intent (cover letter)
  • a current resume or CV
  • 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
  • Employee and dependent tuition discounts
  • State employee discounts via BenefitHub

Other incentives include 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.


Colorado State University Pueblo (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’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
Our work is driven by eight guiding principles. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to:
Develop people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.
Transform learning and create new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.
Live sustainably and dedicate resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.
Cultivate entrepreneurship by creating educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators
Engage place and embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.
Build knowledge by advancing research and scholarship that serves the public good.
Empower students and promote whole-student success in and out of the classroom.
Impact society and elevate the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.

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