The Ohio State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2892 17476
Position ID:OSU-ECE-AY21ECE3 [#17476, ECE3 AY20-21]
Position Title: Research Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering / all areas of electrical and computer engineering including interdisciplinary areas such as
Appl Deadline:2020/11/28 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2020/11/22, updated 2020/11/05, listed until 2020/11/28)
Position Description:    

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Research Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University Overview

For 150 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus, Ohio has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It is where friendships are forged. It is where rivalries and revelry are born.


The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.


College of Engineering

Ohio State's College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture strive to foster a learning culture that prepares students to be key contributors to society through their technological, professional, and personal skills. Our faculty and our students thrive in an environment of new ideas and concepts that expand the understanding of science, engineering, and architecture.


In addition to being an innovative leader in engineering and architecture education, we endeavor to fulfill our university's land-grant mission of advancing Ohio's economic mobility, competitiveness and standard of living through our contributions toward technology and creativity, continuous improvement, a diverse workforce and lifelong learning. The college also is firmly committed to and a catalyst for the university's Discovery Themes: Energy and Environment; Food Production and Security; and Health and Wellness.


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Consistently ranked among the best in the nation, The Ohio State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) enjoys an excellent academic reputation, not only among peer programs, but from industry and government as well. The department provides superior training for students and groundbreaking research at the frontier of high technology. ECE faculty, researchers and students engineer solutions to problems in diverse fields, from biotechnology to nanotechnology and beyond. Electrical engineers find innovative ways to use electricity, electric materials, as well as electrical and magnetic phenomena, to empower society. Computer engineers design systems, both hardware and software, to create new technology and meet societal needs.


The department’s faculty and researchers are active in the areas of analog and RF electronic circuits, communication/signal processing, computer and digital systems, computer vision/image processing, control systems, electromagnetics, remote sensing, microwaves, optics and photonics, nanotechnology/electronic materials, robotics/intelligent transportation, networking and sustainable energy, and power systems. In fiscal year 2018, this research was supported by $19.5 million in externally sponsored funding. Along with other state-of-the-art facilities on campus, ECE’s 30 research centers and laboratories provide a world-class environment for learning and discovery. 


The Position

This research-track position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is focused on 6G and will look for new ways of networking and routing the optical information within the optical fiber networks. The reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) and Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) are used to select and route the data across the infrastructure while allowing selected signals to be dropped at specific locations or added from specific locations while keeping the signals in the optical domain.  This role is intended to bring an expertise in ROADMs to add to existing photonic research capabilities.


This position will be expected to partner with current faculty and research staff at Ohio State. Such partnerships will be particularly important as free-space-optical communications is envisioned to be an integral part of 6G.  This position is expected to independently seek and obtain external funding to support research activities and generate ongoing funding for a research program sufficient to support graduate students and other resources in addition to establishing a record of high-quality publications. Further, this position will participate in various service areas including department and college committees and represent the department and the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) to communities internal to the university, as well as external.


Performance Objectives

q Contribute to existing photonic research capabilities and provides expertise in ROADMs

q Apply knowledge and experience for developing and commercializing a series of WSS and ROADM systems to assist with the advancement of current research activity

q Apply experience and expertise in free-space optics, holography, and display fields

q Partner with current faculty and research staff at Ohio State

q Independently seek and obtain external funding to support research activities

q Generate ongoing funding for a research program sufficient to support graduate students and other resources

q Establish a record of high-quality publications

q Participate in various service areas including department and college committees

q Represent ECE and ESL to communities internal to the university, as well as external


Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or terminal degree in an engineering discipline, or equivalent field from an accredited institution of higher education, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with photonic research capabilities, Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) and Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS). Interest in, and potential for, excellence in advising graduate students.


Desired Qualifications:

Experience in free-space optics, holography, and display fields.  Demonstrated experience working with and contributing to diverse learning environments. Ability to collaborate with diverse, cross-cutting teams and to form new communities of engagement and research in 6G. Potential for an established record in conducting research in innovative and influential areas of engineering and/or computer engineering. Interest in engaging actively with other departments in the College of Engineering and other colleges at Ohio State.  Connections and experience with industry partners. Strong potential to advance through the research faculty ranks. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via Academic Jobs Online.  Please include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and names and contact information of five references.

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and outreach. In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.


Application deadline:  November 21, 2020


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. 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, a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and have an excellent partner in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Requires the successful completion of a background check.

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Further Info:
222 Baker Systems Building
1971 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1271

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