Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and City & Regional Planning, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture


Smart Buildings


Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) and the City and Regional Planning (CRP) Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) at The Ohio State University invite applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in smart urban systems. The position will be filled jointly between the Department of CEGE and the KSA CRP Section, both in the College of Engineering. The majority of the affiliation and the tenure initiating unit will be in the Department of CEGE.

The position is focused on urban infrastructure systems, and in particular on the use of automated sensing, big data, and computational technologies to facilitate an improved evolution of infrastructure systems in the built urban environment while accounting for the complex physical and behavioral interactions they embody. Applications could be geared towards planning, design, monitoring, management, or operations with a focus on mobility and accessibility, public health, safety, or energy efficiency. This position is partially funded by The Ohio State University's Discovery Themes Initiative, 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 successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses of interest to both the Department of CEGE and the KSA CRP Section, supervise and mentor graduate students and underrepresented groups, and be involved in service within the university and in appropriate professional communities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with members of multi-disciplinary centers and initiatives at The Ohio State University, including the Center for Automotive Research, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, the Center for Resilience, the Office of Energy and Environment, the Center for Sustainability, and the campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative expanding faculty expertise in data analytics. An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, city and regional planning, or a closely related field is required prior to the anticipated start date of August 2015.

The Department of CEGE has 20 faculty members supporting ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering, MS and PhD programs in Civil Engineering with various specializations, approximately 115 graduate and 700 undergraduate students, and numerous funded multidisciplinary research programs (see The KSA CRP Section, which  offers an undergraduate major, a professionally accredited master of city and regional planning degree, and a research oriented doctoral degree, has 13 faculty members, approximately 25 PhD students, 90 masters students and 100 undergraduate students (see  Students in both units work closely with the faculty in research and projects exploring a wide range of topics geared toward improving the physical, social, economic, and environmental quality of life.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically in the form of a single PDF file attached to an e-mail message addressed to  <>. The PDF file must include, in this order, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests and how these interests fit the focus of the position, the names and contact information of three references, and copies of up to two papers (already published, under review, or in preparation). Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


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.