Materials Science and Engineering




Assistant, Associate, and Full professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of photovoltaic materials, devices, and/or systems. Appointment at all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) will be considered, depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. While candidates with a focus on thin-film photovoltaics are preferred, those with experience in the broader realm of photovoltaic materials synthesis, device fabrication, and characterization are also encouraged to apply. Interest and/or experience in photovoltaics manufacturing is desirable. Additional interdisciplinary interests both within and beyond photovoltaics are welcome. The position is partially funded by the 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.



We seek individuals who are an ardent discoverers and passionate teachers and mentors, with demonstrated records of leadership and collaboration in an academic and/or R&D environment. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field, and have an established record of accomplishment within the photovoltaics field, commensurate with the faculty rank sought. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain active sponsored research programs, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and develop new courses related to their research expertise. Candidates should have experience or interest in working within interdisciplinary research teams and be committed to supporting the departmental mission of diversity and inclusion. The anticipated start date is August 2017. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, 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. Applications should be submitted online at Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries may be directed to


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.