Primary: Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering; Joint: Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Sustainable Buildings


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

No focus area indicated


Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Sustainable Buildings with a primary appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and a joint appointment in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University.  This position is among many substantial investments in faculty positions and research related to sustainability and resilience by the university to establish Ohio State as a global leader in these areas. 

The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program including faculty from Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Health and Policy.  The SRE program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally-recognized, externally funded research program; publish in high quality journals; participate in collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics; contribute effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the host departments; supervise and mentor graduate students; and provide professional and university service. This is a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position, beginning in August 2017.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State’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. Additional information about the Discovery Themes Initiative and SRE, in particular, is available at


An earned doctorate degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering, construction engineering or management, architectural engineering, or closely related field is required prior to the August 2017 start date; at least one engineering degree at either the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate level; an established record of research commensurate with prior training and specialization in building systems, building science, building performance analytics, building information modeling (BIM), life cycle assessments, intelligent construction techniques, changing climatic effects on the built environment, building health, human factors or policy implications, or other relevant topics as they pertain to sustainable or ‘green’ buildings; evidence of potential for developing a nationally-recognized research program; demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching in the host departments, including courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Systems Management, and an ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students in large and small audiences.

Post-doctoral or industry experience; demonstrated experience collaborating on multi-disciplinary initiatives, including with engineer team members; a demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate level, and experience working with diverse populations.

Application Instructions

Applicants should collate a single bookmarked PDF file that contains, in this order: (i) a cover letter; (ii) a statement of future research directions, including contributions to the previously listed specializations and potential for collaborations; (iii) a statement of relationship between proposed research and Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme, including potential future collaborations; (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; (v) CV; (vi) a list of three references, including names, affiliations and full contact information with email, and (vii) up to three research papers, published, under review, or in preparation for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

The file should be named: GB_CANDIDATE LAST NAME_FIRST NAME.pdf. 

Application files (and inquiries) should be submitted to:  .

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 7, 2016 and continue until the position has been 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.