Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Sustainable Integrated Design of Materials (Mechanical Design)


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the broad disciplinary area of sustainable integrated design. Successful applicants for the position will possess expertise in one or more of the following topics: mechanical product design, design theory, design automation, precision engineering & dimensional metrology, kinematic and geometric modeling. While the position is open rank, our preference is for individuals at the assistant or associate professor level.

Research application areas under consideration include, but are not limited to: design computing and digital simulation technologies to support integrated intelligent product design, virtual and augmented reality, design for manufacturing including additive manufacturing, methods/tools for design ideation, electro-mechanical systems design, automotive design, compliant mechanisms, self-assembling technologies, design of medical devices, adaptable and complex systems design; cross-cutting research areas, such as bio-inspired design, eco-centric and green design, design at multiple scales, machine learning and informatics related to energy and sustainability.


Candidates must have, by the start date, an earned doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. The new faculty member will be expected to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical design (for instance product design, machine design, CAD/CAM, kinematics, mechatronics, geometric modeling), develop new graduate courses in his/her research area, develop and sustain active sponsored research programs, and provide intellectual leadership in his/her research field.


Application Instructions

The anticipated start date is Fall 2016. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should upload a complete curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of four references. Candidates may contact the search committee chair, Prof. Jami Shah at


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.