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Professorship in Land Use and Transport Planning (Aalto U)

The professorship in land use and transport planning at Aalto University focuses on the integration of land-use and transport systems in urban and regional planning. This includes various academic approaches to integrate the two previously separate disciplines. While addressing topical sustainability challenges, these integrative approaches can concern, for example, smart urban and mobility models and interfaces, urban and regional accessibility and mobility, everyday living and mobility in the built environment, or strategic spatial planning and transport policy. With its emphasis on the interaction of land use and transport systems, the position contributes importantly to building a transdisciplinary groundwork for the Research Group of Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering (SPT), in both its education and research. More information an be found here: https://www.aalto.fi/careers/tenure-track-or-tenured-position-in-land-use-and-transport-planning

PhD position in transportation & urban sciences at UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a highly motivated doctoral student to conduct research on a funded project on “Economic Impacts of Transit Investments, Social Challenges, and Strategies for Sustaining High Ridership” to be funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The project is co-lead by Distinguished Professor Jean-Claude Thill at UNC Charlotte and Professor Eleni Bardaka, North Carolina State University. Project is scheduled to start August 15, 2019.

The student will be enrolled in one of UNC Charlotte’s doctoral programs in Geography, Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and Public Policy, under the supervision of Dr. Thill. Further information on these programs can be found at the following URLs: https://geoearth.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/phd-geography, https://ines.uncc.edu/, https://publicpolicy.uncc.edu/. Applicants must hold a masters degree to be admitted to these programs. Applicants must have a background in transportation analysis, urban science, and data analytics. They must demonstrate excellence in written and oral communication, and working knowledge of GIS, spatial statistics, database management, and programming.

Further inquiries can be directed by email to Dr. Thill @ Jean-Caude.Thill@uncc.edu. Expressions of interest can be sent by email to Dr. Thill in the form of a single PDF consisting of a statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), a resume, unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, as well as a 3-minute video articulating the applicant’s interest in pursue a doctorate involving research toward a dissertation on a topic aligned with the core theme of the project. Please submit your materials at your earliest convenience; submissions received by March 21 will be given full consideration.

Phd student Road Safety for Cyclists in Dutch Cities

The University of Twente, the Netherlands, is recruiting a PhD student for a fully funded 4 year PhD project “Road Safety for Cyclists in Dutch Cities”, in collaboration with the Dutch Road Safety Institute SWOV. The aim of this PhD project is to examine cyclist’s road safety in Dutch cities and possible improvements of road safety for cyclists in urban and transport planning. See here for more information:
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/739593/phd-candidate-road-safety-for-cyclists-in-dutch-cities

Research assistant fellowship in Lisbon

We would like to inform you about a 18 month research assistant fellowship in Lisbon funded by the Portuguese Research Foundation for the research project: Transport Infrastructure and Urban Spatial Structure: Economic, Social and Environmental Effects. Candidates must hold a master’s degree in civil engineering, transport planning, geography and spatial planning or similar fields. They should have experience in GIS modelling and accessibility analysis. For full details see here or the following link:
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=105157&lang=pt
The closing date for applications is 15/11/2018 Successful applicants will be encouraged to apply for a FCT PhD fellowship during the duration of the contract.

PhD position at the U of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

The Ph.D. Program Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria under the BioMedAqua project is looking for one Early Stage Researcher (ESR7). Full details are in the enclosed document. The research topic concerns the economic value loss of fish anomalies. Choice modeling will be applied as the main method. The application deadline is 30 August 2018.