Director, Institute of Transportation Studies

The Institute of Transportation Studies is seeking a new Faculty Director effective July 1, 2022. We invite nominations of tenured Berkeley faculty who are highly qualified and willing to serve. The candidate should have a well-established research and professional reputation as well as leadership and administrative abilities. 

About the Institute

For nearly 75 years, the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, has been recognized as one of the world's leading centers for transportation research, education, and scholarship.  Created as an Organized Research Unit in 1948 by the California state legislature, today ITS is home to a large multidisciplinary community of people who study all aspects of transportation—from technological advances to social and environmental consequences. The Institute’s programs receive an average of $25 million in extramural funds each year. Over 150 faculty, researchers, and staff members are associated with ITS through various research and educational activities. More than 100 graduate students pursuing master and doctoral degrees currently study with ITS faculty and researchers.

Desirable Candidate Qualifications 

  1. Outstanding research, teaching, and mentorship record in a relevant discipline. 
  2. The leadership qualities to provide and execute a forward-looking and broad vision, with a commitment to transparently managing a complex unit. 
  3. A commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion while fostering a positive climate of collaboration and respect for staff as outlined by UC Berkeley’s  Principles of Community.
  4. The capacity to foster interdisciplinary research and program development among a diverse group of faculty, staff and students at all levels, as well working with ITS counterparts at the other UC campuses.
  5. Proven ability to successfully apply for major funding and an interest in attracting funding for new initiatives.
  6. Aptitude and appetite for informing and engaging policy makers, public and private and research sponsors, and the public on the Institute and research outcomes.

Nomination Process

Please submit nominations by completing the online nomination form as soon as possible and no later than Monday, March 14, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome. Upon receipt of nominations, the appointed search advisory committee will request that the top nominees submit a letter of interest by Monday, April 11, 2022.