The Ohio State University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2888 20983
Position ID:OSU-MAE-AY22MAE8 [#20983, MAE8]
Position Title: Assistant Research Faculty Non-Tenure Track Position
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/19)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Research Professor in Modeling, Design and Control of Electrified Vehicles

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ( and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ( at The Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding individuals for a non-tenured research faculty position in the area of modeling, design and control of electrified vehicles Although a prospective candidate has been identified for this opportunity, we welcome candidates to apply if they would like to be considered for this and future opportunities within this department.


University Overview: The Ohio State University prides itself on being model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community engaged institution. Ohio State is a top-20 public university, enrolling over 60,000 students, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. (include link)  The Ohio State University is in Columbus, Ohio. As the nation’s 14th largest city, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity.


College Overview:  The College of Engineering offers 14 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in 12 departments or centers, as well as, three undergraduate and four graduate degrees in the Knowlton School of Architecture, to approximately 10,000 students. The college has recently expanded its degree offerings with a BS in Engineering Technology available on the regional campuses of the university. The college is one of the largest in the field with 405 faculty. The college has 14 National Academy of Engineering members and numerous members of societies and award recipients. In fiscal year 2020, the college had nearly $138.5 million in externally sponsored research expenditures. Industry R&D expenditures for the College of Engineering in fiscal year 2020 totaled nearly $44 million. 


Columbus Overview: As the nation’s 14th largest city, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals, and the state’s capitol. The city was named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year" by the Intelligent Community Forum, called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. Columbus is home to multiple dynamic arts districts. Read more at (Experience Columbus).


Department Overview: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is one of the largest departments in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University.  The department is home to nearly 80 faculty, 1,900 undergraduate students, and 300 graduate students distributed among three main programs: mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering. Faculty and research staff maintain strong research relationships with various Ohio laboratories and research organizations, for example Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Glenn Research Center, GE Aviation, and Honda, while also supporting Ohio’s vast manufacturing and industrial base. Department faculty attract over $26 million in annual sponsored research in areas such as advanced transportation systems (automotive and aerospace), energy and environmental quality, materials and manufacturing, micro- and nanotechnology, nuclear energy, and bioengineering. The department plays a leading role in several research centers including the Center for Automotive Research, NSF IUCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center, Institute for Materials Research, Aerospace Research Center, Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center, and Nuclear Reactor Laboratory.


Consistently ranked among the best in the nation, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at The Ohio State University provides superior training for students and groundbreaking research at the frontier of high technology in all areas of electrical and computer engineering. ECE faculty, researchers and students engineer solutions to problems in diverse fields, from bio- to nano-technology, from energy to mobility, from health sciences to communication, and beyond. The Ohio State University has the top ranked ECE department among Ohio universities, according to U.S. News and World Report. The faculty body of the department consists in more than sixty faculty and sports thirty IEEE Fellows and one National Academy of Engineering member. The department’s faculty and researchers are active in the areas of analog and RF electronic circuits, communication and signal processing, computer and digital systems, computer vision and image processing, control systems, electromagnetics, remote sensing, microwaves, optics and photonics, nanotechnology and electronic materials, robotics, intelligent transportation, networking, sustainable energy, and power systems. In fiscal year 2020, this research was supported by $20.9 million in externally sponsored funding. Along with other state-of-the-art facilities on campus, the ECE department is home to thirty-plus research centers and laboratories, including: ElectroScience Laboratory, Artificial Intelligence Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence, High Voltage and Power Electronics Laboratory, Center for High Performance Power Electronics, Center for Enabling Cyber Defense in Analog and Mixed Signal Domain, Circuits Laboratory for Advanced Sensors and Systems, Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center, Information Processing Systems Laboratory, Solid State Electronics and Photonics Laboratory, and the Micro-Electronics Security Training Center.


TIU/Position Overview: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University invite applications for a non-tenure track research faculty position in the area of modeling, design and control of electrified vehicles. This will be a split appointment, with a 80% appointment in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and 20% in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will be the home department. The areas of expertise will focus on: 1. modeling of complex components, systems and subsystems for automotive and aerospace, such as energy storage, electric machines, electric drives, drivelines, aircraft propulsion systems, ground vehicle traction systems, charging stations; 2. methodology for the design and sizing of electric, electrochemical and electromechanical propulsion systems for ground transportation, aviation and urban air mobility; 3. control and fault diagnosis of electric, electrochemical and electromechanical systems for automotive and aerospace applications. This position 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. Preference will be given to applicants at an assistant research professor level, but all will be considered. Although a prospective candidate has been identified for this opportunity; we welcome candidates to apply if they would like to be considered for this and future opportunities within the department.

Required Qualifications:  By the time of the appointment, the successful candidate should hold a doctoral degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or in a closely related field, and at least 5 years of system engineering expertise, including in-depth knowledge of modeling, energy management and diagnostic for automotive, aerospace and power system applications.


Desired Qualifications: Consistent with the values of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, preferred candidates should be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of scholarship, instruction, and outreach. In addition, successful applicants will have demonstrated strong capability in developing high-power experimental setups for component- and system-level testing for automotive and aerospace applications and related data analysis; will have co-advised and supervised undergraduate and graduate students; will have proven ability to secure, manage, and collaborate in research programs with automotive industry, national labs and federal agencies; will recognize and promote the interdisciplinary nature of automotive and aerospace research across multiple engineering units. Successful applicants for the position will possess expertise in the following fundamental and applied engineering disciplines: electric, electrochemical and electromechanical modeling and control; energy management of electric and hybrid vehicles and power systems; model-based vehicle fault diagnosis.


How to Apply:

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, diversity statement (describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of the areas of scholarship, instruction and outreach), statement of research, as well as the names and contact information of three references.


The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate’s employer’s policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate’s appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment. For more information, please refer to the Office of Academic Affairs website regarding Faculty Misconduct Reference Checks.


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 age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.


Application deadline:

Review of applications will start on January 21, 2022, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
N350L Scott Lab
201 W. 19th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210