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The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society provides INFORMS members and friends with a sustained, specialized focus on all topics of transportation science and logistics, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice. We encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners.

The Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections. The Aviation Applications Section became an affiliate of the Society in 2008 and all members of the Aviation Applications Section are also members of TSL.

The Society is the editorial home of one of INFORMS’ flagship journals, Transportation Science.

The Society includes five special interest groups: Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

TSL includes just under 1,000 members, almost half of whom are students. More are welcome. Find us on Twitter!
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  • Muncie, Indiana, The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at Ball State University has a full-time contract faculty position available August 18, 2023. Primary responsibilities include teaching twelve semester hours each fall and spring semester in business analytics, business communication, business information systems, or logistics and supply chain management undergraduate and/or graduate courses which may be delivered on campus or online, synchronously and asynchronously. At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts. Position Function: Teaching 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester in the following subjects: business analytics, business communication, business information systems, or logistics and supply chain management undergraduate and/or graduate courses which may be delivered on campus or online, synchronously and asynchronously. Minimum Qualifications: Earned a doctorate degree in operations management, logistics and supply chain management, business analytics, industrial engineering, operations research, information systems, business communication, or closely related areas from an accredited institution by the date of appointment. Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of scholarly research publications in refereed journals, evidence of effective and innovative teaching at the university level, and experience with on-line teaching. Curriculum development and student advising experience. Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34066 . Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Dr. Gu. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.  The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Review of applications will begin immediately and to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 1/16/2023. Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same. The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty   Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
  • Muncie, Indiana, The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at Ball State University has a full-time contract faculty position available in August 2023. Primary responsibilities focus on teaching undergraduate courses that the ISOM department offers, which may be delivered on campus or online, synchronously and asynchronously. At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts. Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities focus on teaching undergraduate courses, such as but not limited to BA 205, ISOM 210, ISOM 249, ISOM 251, ISOM 300, and ISOM 351 which may be delivered on campus or online, synchronously and asynchronously. Normal teaching load is twelve (12) credit hours each Fall and Spring semester with required service for the ISOM department and Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Center activities. Minimum Qualifications: MBA or Master’s degree in business analytics, computer information systems, and logistics and supply chain management, or closely related areas from an accredited institution by date of appointment; at least five years of work experience in an area related to the above fields. Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of effective and innovative teaching at the university level, and experience with online teaching.  Managerial experience in the areas of business analytics, computer information systems, and logistics and supply chain management, or closely related areas. Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33838 .  Include the following documents with your application: teaching statement/portfolio, curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressed to Lu Wang. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.  The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Review of applications will begin immediately and to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11/4/2022. Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same. The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty     Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
  • College Park, Maryland, Position Summary/Purpose of Position     The University of Maryland seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI) hosted within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Clark School of Engineering. The individual appointed as the MTI Director must have the professional stature to represent MTI to government agencies (Federal, State, and local), industry partners, and professional organizations. The MTI director needs to have the skills and experience bridging the research to transportation practitioner use. A Ph.D. in transportation or related fields is preferred but not required. Duties The MTI Director is expected to communicate and promote the strengths of MTI in data science, data analytics and visualization, modeling, simulation and optimization of complex transportation systems, traffic systems and traffic management, air transportation, freight transportation, public transportation, multi-modal and sustainable transportation. The MTI Director should work with Governmental officials at all levels as well as private industry and organizations to build a vision for research and training needs and identify potential sources of funding opportunities for MTI researchers and faculties through networked connections and marketing skills. The MTI Director must facilitate the transfer of MTI-developed technologies to requisite public and private organizations. They are expected to work closely with MTI’s appointed faculty advisory board and seek its consensus regarding MTI activities and to manage the personnel effectively. Applicant must submit:   A cover letter that includes a personal statement with qualifications, interests, and motivations Curriculum vitae Vision statement for MTI Plan to attract research funding Four references   Some notable facts about the Clark’s School of Engineering include: The A. James Clark’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranks in the top 20 public civil engineering undergraduate programs in the country according to the US News and World Report Rankings. In addition to the MTI center, new centers and institutes that have been established include the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII), the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices (REFBDI), and the Quantum Technology Center (QTC). The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine. The University is located close to NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies, and has strong research ties with government research labs, corporations, and start-ups. The Washington DC area has three major airports and a vibrant culture, is reachable by metro, and has primary and secondary schools that are among the best in the nation. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world. Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year domestic Ph.D. students. Faculty work with over 60 competitive teams and student societies that are nationally ranked, such as SAE top 20th finish in Baja 2018 Competition, Solar Decathlon 1st place in US in 2017, and 1st in American Helicopter Society Student competition. 2 NAE members affiliated with Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which has been featured on covers of Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, ABC, Fox News, People Magazine. Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq. ft of lab space and an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams. The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment, but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music and amenities. Best Consideration Date: 02/15/2023 Apply:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101605   Position Number: 127781     
  • Wuxi, China, Located in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, the central city of the Yangtze River Delta on the shore of Taihu Lake, Jiangnan University is a first-class discipline construction university directly under the Ministry of Education and the National "211 Project". Founded in 1985, the Business School of Jiangnan University now has five undergraduate majors, namely, international economy and trade, finance, business administration, accounting, and big data management and application. We have one second-level doctoral program in systems science and management, three first-level masters programs in management science and engineering, business administration and applied economics, and four professional masters programs - Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering Management (MEM), Master of Industrial Engineering and Management, and Master of Logistics Engineering and Management. In 2022, we seek to recruit highly motivated applicants with great academic potential and who have earned a Ph.D. degree from world-renowned universities who specialize in fields including Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, and Applied Economics. 1. Recruitment information (1) Leading talents Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and have worked in a teaching or research position in world-renowned universities or scientific research institutions. Applicants should have achieved remarkable research results recognized by domestic or foreign peer experts in the past 5 years. The applicant’s academic achievements, contributions, and influence have been recognized at the national level. Applicants should be able to build a team with strong research ability and serve as the core talent within the team. Applicants should be in good health and able to fulfill the appointed responsibilities. Applicants younger than 55 are preferred. (2) Young top-notch talents Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree and have formerly worked in teaching or research positions in world-renowned universities or scientific research institutions. Applicants should have obtained high-level academic achievements recognized by peer experts and have great academic potential and social influence in their major field. Applicants younger than 45 are preferred. (3) Excellent talents Applicants should have obtained an Associate professional title or above in universities and research institutes at home and abroad. Applicants’ academic performance in the past 5 years should be higher than the average level of the corresponding positions in our school. Applicants younger than 45 are preferred. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree or post-doctorate from world-renowned universities in the subjects of Accounting, Finance, International Economy and Trade, Management Science and Engineering, and Business Administration, and younger than 35 are preferred. 2. Disciplines and professional directions Management Science and Engineering Business Administration   Applied Economics   Forecasting and decision theory Supply chain management Big data mining Capital market finance and accounting Accounting Finance Financial engineering Insurance Marketing Human resources and organizational management Innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic management International economy and trade Food safety management Energy economy 3. Benefits for a successful applicant The School of Business will provide a very competitive salary for leading talents and young top-notch talents according to academic performance and development potential of the applicants, and the specific benefit is negotiable. The School of Business will provide corresponding policies and treatment for scientific start-up research funds, relocation fund, and an accommodation allowance. Applicants can apply for Jiangsu Province or Wuxi City talent programs, as well as the university's “Zhishan Professor”, “Zhishan Young Scholars” and “Shangxue Talent Support Plan” of the School of Business. 4. Recruitment procedures and contact information The recruitment work is carried out all year round, and applications are accepted at any time. If you are interested in the post, please send your detailed resume, 2 recommendation letters, and 1-3 representative papers or works to the contact email. Please indicate "Application" in the title of the email. E-mail: linzeng@jiangnan.edu.cn Tel: +86-510-85913596 Address: Jiangnan University Business School, No. 1800 Lihu Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province Contact Person: Mr. Lin For detailed information, please refer to http://news.jiangnan.edu.cn/info/1132/74077.htm  
  • Anaheim, California, Econolite® is an innovator of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions, products, and services. Our technology is helping save lives and making the Smart City a reality. If you want to be at the forefront of this intelligent technology revolution, we want to talk to you about being part of our team. Econolite is committed to employing the best talent that will make significant contributions to building a safer, connected world.  Econolite’s ITS solutions ease traffic congestion, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. As the one-stop-shop leader for traffic management systems, sensor products, and services, Econolite is committed to the advancement of connected and autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and cybersecurity. The Anaheim Engineering team is a group of traffic and technology professionals with diverse domain knowledge and a shared passion to deliver innovative products and services for the traffic/transportation industry. The role of the Senior SQA Traffic Engineer is to create and enforce specifications, processes, and methods to improve the development and testing of Econolite’s Controller and Detection products and related services and prevent deficiencies in these offerings. The Senior SQA Traffic Engineer is responsible for helping make decisions on the release readiness of Controller and Detection products and related software releases.    DUTIES: Provide technical input to software development and product design, based upon traffic engineering concepts and field deployment practices Establish and maintain traffic/transportation standards and methodologies within the SQA department Create and execute test plans and test cases for all software/firmware for Controller and Detection products Perform risk analysis and define test efforts based on risk Assist software development teams with software and design-level validation for traffic-related product features Collaborate with software development teams on the improvement of and adherence to software development processes Other duties as assigned.     QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent work experience Professional Engineer (PE) license desired; PTOE certification a strong plus 5+ years of experience in traffic engineering or ITS engineering Fluency in the concepts presented in the Signal Timing Manual, MUTCD, and NTCIP Experience working with live traffic signal equipment (cabinets/controllers/detectors), software development, and network communications technologies is highly desirable Basic Python programming fundamentals and basic shell scripting skills a definite plus Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems Excellent written and verbal communication skills (public speaking and presentation skills)

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