Center for Aviation Studies, The Ohio State University

3102 10470
Position ID:OSU-CAS-CASCOE3AY18 [#10470, COE3]
Position Title: NetJets Chair of Aviation Modernization - Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Engineering / Aeronatics and Astronautics, Human Factors, Operations Research
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/11/14, finished 2018/12/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Ohio State University College of Engineering invites applications for the position of NetJets Chair of Aviation Modernization, an industry-supported tenure track position with rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor with tenure.  Successful candidates in this position will have the opportunity to lead The Ohio State University in its mission towards contributing to the modernization of the United States National Airspace System through research focusing on implementation and optimization of NextGen technologies and policies including, but not limited to focus areas in systems engineering, data analytics, human factors, and safety.

This position will be affiliated with the Center for Aviation Studies (CAS),, an interdisciplinary research and academic center within the College of Engineering.  The Center for Aviation Studies is home to the university’s aviation undergraduate degree programs, aviation-related graduate and professional research activities, and industry and community aviation outreach programming.  The Center for Aviation Studies is a member of the FAA’s Consortium for NextGen (NEXTOR II), the FAA’s Center for Excellence for General Aviation (PEGASAS), and a member of the FAA’s Center for Excellence in Unmanned Aerial Systems (ASSURE), ), and the FAA’s Center for Excellence in Technical Training and Human Performance (COE SOAR). The Center is home to more than $2.75M in research activity, more than 250 undergraduate majors, and is closely partnered with the Ohio State University Airport, a fully owned and operated FAR Part 139 certificated General Aviation Reliever airport facility, and the OSU Flight Education division, a FAR Part 141 flight school curriculum , which educates more than 100 Center for Aviation Studies students towards their FAA pilot certificates, using a fleet of fully owned aircraft, some with NextGen technologies on board.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in aviation, or related engineering discipline, and have substantial experience in aviation & air traffic research, as well as research relationships with the Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry.   The candidate is expected to build strong collaborations with faculty across the College of Engineering, to actively participate in multidisciplinary teaching and research activities, and to work closely with the director of the Center for Aviation Studies in planning and executing strategic research initiatives in the area of aviation modernization. 

The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas including 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. 

The Ohio State University College of Engineering comprises more than 300 faculty members, offers 15 graduate degree programs in engineering and architecture, and is home to a number of federally-supported research centers, state-supported research and commercialization centers of excellence and industrial consortia.  The College’s annual research expenditures were $129M in 2016, and comprise a key component to the University’s position as 10th among public universities nationally in research expenditures and 6th national in industrial research expenditures.  The College continues to aggressively support multi-department, interdisciplinary initiatives in aviation-related research.  Aviation and aerospace research among the top research and strategic hiring priorities in the College.

The position will be based at the Columbus, Ohio campus of The Ohio State University.  The Ohio State University, a land-grant university, is ranked 20th among US universities in total research expenditures. Also, it is third in the nation among all universities in industry-funded research expenditures, with nearly half of this research conducted in the College of Engineering. OSU is located in Columbus, which is the 14th largest city in the country with a metropolitan population of 2 million. Columbus offers a high quality of life, with affordable housing in vibrant neighborhoods, quality public schools, and economic prosperity. It is a city that celebrates diversity and is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country for African-Americans, members of the LGBT community, and families.  Diversity candidates for this position will be strongly considered.

Applications for this highly competitive position will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

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 and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

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 or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. 

Requires the successful completion of a background check.

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Further Info:
Center for Aviation Studies
Bolz Hall
2036 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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