University of Hong Kong seeking Assistant Professor in Transport Geography and Assistant Professor in Urban Planning

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programs and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centers. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

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Transportation Team Leader – Last day to apply is tomorrow May 21!

Do you like to organize, lead, and collaborate on efforts to create a more equitable, livable and sustainability community? Do you have a special interest in transportation and related issues?

Way2Go, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (Ithaca, NY), is hiring a Team Leader to oversee local and regional transportation equity, access and sustainability education and systems change. This person leads a diverse team of passionate staff and works collaboratively with many community partners on innovative and creative education and outreach efforts designed to help people get to where they need to go in an affordable and sustainable way in Tompkins County and beyond.
 
The application deadline is May 21st. Apply here: Transportation Team Leader
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Safety Research Scientist needed

Uber is looking to hire a Safety Research Scientist www.uber.com/careers/

WHAT YOU’LL DO
Ideate and execute on local and global research that extends across all areas of driving safety: crashes, vehicle mechanics, road safety, etc.
Develop “incident anatomies”: rich descriptions of the human factors, external factors, cultural factors, regulatory factors, and so on, that present safety risks.
Identify cross-regional and region-specific root causes for safety issues.
Work with cross-functional internal stakeholders to improve tools and practices relating to safety research.
Interface with other team members to help formulate solutions, policy recommendations, and product changes informed by your findings.
Publish findings for internal and external audiences.
Contribute to the growth and development of Uber’s safety research function.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
5+ years of experience in transportation research, accident investigation, or other safety science domains.
Master’s or PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., transportation engineering, human factors, industrial/organizational psychology, safety science).
Experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Statistical knowledge and experience with packages such as R, SPSS, and/or STATA.
Bias for action – we need to do things quickly, and we need to do them well.
A strong entrepreneurial spirit and amazing attention-to-detail.

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IIHS Urban Fellows Programme invites applicants

The UFP is a fully-funded, nine-month, full-time, inter-disciplinary programme for recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains. Through the UFP, Fellows will:

  • Gain cutting-edge knowledge and perspectives in core urban sectors
  • Gain professional skills to enable rapid career development across private, public and community-based organisations
  • Engage with global, national and local thought leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers from diverse fields of urban practice
  • Network with national and international urban practitioners and experts
  • Access experiential learning that is linked to professional practice and is tailored to the aspirations of young professionals
  • Learn from a diverse and experienced faculty who bring together theory and practice
  • Develop a comparative perspective on urban development across cities in India
  • Apply new learning immediately within the course and through an internship

For more information, see http://urbanfellows.iihs.co.in/about

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University of Hong Kong is recruiting a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Human Geography

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Human Geography in the Department of Geography, to commence from August 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Geography, established in 1954, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong. The QS World University Ranking rated the department in 2015 the 19th among the world’s top 200 universities in geography and area study subject. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught-master’s, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation. Its team of 17 full-time teaching staff, 5 post-doctoral fellows and about 30 research students is actively engaged in cutting-edge and topical research. The Department’s scholarly activities are supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://geog.hku.hk.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Human Geography with specialization in one or more of the following sub-fields: Urban Geography; Economic Geography; Political Geography; and Population Geography. They should also have a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications. Relevant tertiary teaching experience will be desirable. The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct research in the related fields, and assist in administration.

For more information, see http://jobs.hku.hk/.

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Livable Streets seeks Executive Assistant

Summary: LivableStreets is seeking a detail-oriented individual with experience in an office setting to serve as Executive Assistant to support all staff and programs. The Executive Assistant will play a key role in ensuring day-to-day operations run efficiently and effectively. The ideal candidate has a knack for office and data management and enjoys a fast paced, ever-changing work environment.

About LivableStreets: For 10 years LivableStreets has been transforming Metro Boston streets into more livable and safe places by advocating for a transportation system that better balances transit, walking, and biking with automobiles. Through our daily advocacy, programs, and working partnerships, LivableStreets helps create safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options for all people in Metro Boston. In recent years we’ve experienced rapid growth doubling both our operating budget and number of full time employees from two to four. In addition to staff, the LivableStreets community is comprised of dozens of volunteers and advocates and is led by a deeply committed Board.

Job Responsibilities: The Executive Assistant serves as the backbone of LivableStreets operations. Core responsibilities include maintaining and managing member and financial data, efficient daily office administration and supporting online communications and events. The Executive Assistant will work to maintain and improve LivableStreets internal systems to help with future growth and help be responsive to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. The ideal candidate will love helping people, be a creative problem solver, and approach his/her job with flexibly and a good sense of humor.

For more information, see http://www.livablestreets.info/executive_assistant.

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