The Ohio State University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2888 12769
Position ID:OSU-MAE-AY19MAE8 [#12769]
Position Title: Research Faculty in Automotive Control, Safety and Security
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mechanical Engineering / 3D cell culture, Additive Manufacturing, advanced energy technologies, Advanced Intelligent Materials, Bio Systems, biomaterials, bioMEMS, combustion, Controls, Design, Design and Optimization, Design/Robotics, Digitalization of Manufacturing, Dynamics, Dynamics, Control, Robotics and Automation, energy conversion, energy harvesting, Engineering, engineering design, enteric coating materials, Ergonomics, Fluid Mechanics, GeoMechanics, hard or soft matter, Human Factors, hydrogels, Industrial Engineering, manufacturing and product development, Materials Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, mechatronics, meta-optics, metamaterials, microfluidics, Multifunctional Materials, nano-biotechnology, Nano/Micro Fabrication of Devices and Materials, Nanofabrication, nanomaterials, nanoscale energy conversion, nanotechnology, Optomechanics, Photoacoustic Imaging, portable power, Product Design, rehabilitation engineering, rehabilitative/assistive robotics, Robotics, Smart/Active Materials, Soft Robotics, Solid Mechanics, solid-fluid interactions, Space Technology and its Applications, storage fabrication, Sustainable Energy Systems, thermal/fluid sciences, Vibrations
Aerospace Engineering / Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion, astrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, fluid dynamics, high performance computing to study such flows, high-Reynolds-number flows, human space flight, novel satellite concepts, Propulsion and Combustion, reactive, multi-phase and multi-physics flows, space mission analysis & optimization, space systems, Turbomachinery, turbulence
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering / Digital Manufacturing & Design, Dynamics/Vibrations/Control, energy systems, Nuclear, space systems engineering, Systems Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/03/31help popup finished (2018/11/15, finished 2019/10/06)
Position Description:    

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

Research Faculty Position in Automotive Control, Safety and Security


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding individuals for a non-tenured research faculty position in the area of Automotive Control, Safety and Security, focusing on: 1. the control and energy management of connected passenger and commercial vehicles and of powertrain systems and subsystems such as, automatic transmissions, batteries and electric drives; and 2. system analysis and design of functional safety and cybersecurity measures for connected and automated vehicles. Successful applicants for the position will possess expertise in the following fundamental and applied engineering disciplines: automatic control and system fault diagnosis; and optimal powertrain control, look-ahead vehicle energy management, model- and data-based vehicle fault diagnosis, functional safety, and vehicle cybersecurity. Will have demonstrated ability to develop experimental data analysis, mathematical and computational models for control and diagnostics; proven ability to collaborate with automotive industry, national labs and federal agencies; will recognize and promote the interdisciplinary nature of energy efficient, safe and secure vehicle research across multiple engineering units.


Candidates must have, by the start date, an earned doctoral degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field, and at least 5 years of control systems expertise, including in-depth knowledge of control systems and powertrain energy management and vehicle functional safety and cybersecurity. The new faculty member will be expected to develop and sustain active sponsored research programs, advise MS and PhD students, and provide intellectual leadership and exhibit outstanding scholarship in their research field.


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. For more information about the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at OSU, please visit


Applicant Instructions: To be considered, please submit your application electronically to the posting via Academic Jobs Online. Materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, as well as the names and contact information of four references.

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 anticipated start date is autumn 2019. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions may be addressed to Professor Levent Guvenc, Chairperson of the Search Committee (, 614-688-1849).

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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
N350L Scott Lab
201 W. 19th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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