Materials Science and Engineering


Joining of Advanced Materials


Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure track position in the areas of joining of advanced materials.  Appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor levels depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. This position is partially funded by the OSU Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

The position in joining of advanced materials will support the Welding Engineering Program, which offers degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels and is the only ABET-accredited welding engineering program in North America. OSU has strong and sustained activities in advanced materials and manufacturing that include the Manufacturing & Materials Joining Innovation Center (MA2JIC), one of the largest NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. We welcome outstanding applicants with interests in one or more areas such as welding/joining process technology, welding metallurgy, computational materials modeling, process modeling, structural design, structural integrity, fitness-for-service, microjoining, automation and robotics, and nondestructive evaluation. Outstanding candidates will be considered for appointment to the newly endowed Lincoln Electric Professorship.


We seek individuals who are ardent discoverers and passionate teachers and mentors, with demonstrated records of scholarship, collaboration, and evidence or promise for interdisciplinary leadership in an academic and/or R&D environment. Candidates must have an exceptional record of research accomplishment, strong evidence or promise for outstanding mentorship and teaching, and a clear potential for future contributions and leadership.  A doctoral degree in materials science and engineering or in a related field appropriate to the scope of the position of interest is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain active sponsored research programs, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and develop new graduate courses related to their research expertise. The candidate should have experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. The anticipated start date is August 2016. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, separate 2-3 page statements of research and teaching goals, and the names, postal addresses, and e-mail addresses of four references electronically. Applications should be submitted to the appropriate email address as indicated: Joining of advanced materials:


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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).

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.