The Ohio State University Discovery Themes initiative aims to increase our research capacity and excellence. We seek a creative individual with an outstanding research record for a tenure track faculty position in the Discovery Theme area of materials and manufacturing for sustainability. The position focuses on the general subject area of thermal energy conversion and/or storage. Potential research areas may include (but are not limited to) thermoelectric energy conversion, solar thermal energy conversion, novel phase-change materials and concepts, among others. Experimentalists are preferred, although individuals with an extraordinary record in theoretical/computational work will also be considered. The position involves setting up an active research group in this subject area, interacting with existing groups, participating in interdisciplinary research, and making optimal use of the extensive on-campus research resources of the university. The successful candidate is also expected to excel at teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, including core classes in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Materials Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; or related field. An outstanding record of research in a field related to the study of thermal forms of energy is also required.
Additional Information for Applicants: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a list of three potential references, and can include reprints of up to four scientific publications. Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF to this URL https://mae.osu.edu/faculty-position-thermal-energy
To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Ohio State is an EEO/AA Employer. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Columbus is a thriving highly rated metropolitan community and we are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information about the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at OSU, please visit https://mae.osu.edu/.