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Open Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate) Faculty Position in Nuclear Engineering Program
Company: The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, OH
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 02/08/2023
Expire Date: 04/08/2023
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Description
Open Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate) Faculty Position in Nuclear Engineering Program
Open Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate) Faculty Position in Nuclear Engineering Program

The Nuclear Engineering Program (NEP), one of the three graduate degree programs within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU), is pleased to invite applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure track faculty position in nuclear engineering. This is a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

This search will consider faculty candidates having interest and expertise to develop a strong research program in the areas of thermal hydraulics, multiphase flow and heat transfer with emphasis on nuclear power generation systems, including advanced reactor concepts. The faculty candidate is expected to develop a research program in a manner compatible with the on-going activities in areas of nuclear fuel and materials, in-pile instrumentation, sensor, and control, reactor safety, probabilistic risk assessment, and software and human reliability. Whereas candidates are primarily sought at the assistant professor level, exceptionally qualified applicants at the associate professor level may be considered. The OSU NEP is enhanced by the OSU Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, which features the 500 kW OSU Research Reactor (OSURR). Experience with training or test reactors and/or plans for including the OSURR in the candidate’s research program are not necessary but are desirable.

An earned doctorate in nuclear engineering or an appropriate related field is required. We seek candidates having demonstrated the ability to conduct research at the highest level, and have a record of, or the promise for, outstanding teaching and supervision of students. The successful candidate will be expected to attract funding to develop and sustain active sponsored research programs, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses in NEP, and develop new graduate courses related to their research expertise. Applicants should also demonstrate the ability to contribute to research and education collaborations with OSU's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

How to Apply:
You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:
• Attachment 1: Curriculum Vitae
• Attachment 2: Statement of Research and Statement of Teaching (2-3 pages)
• Attachment 3: Diversity Statement (Pursuant to the university’s shared values the search committee will ask all applicants to provide a written statement that describes your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please provide specific examples such as teaching and/or mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, outreach activities to underrepresented groups, or conducting research that address social inequities)
• Attachment 4: Four References which should include names, title, and contact information (address, email, and phone)

For inquiries on the position or other related information, please contact:
Professor Tunc Aldemir
Search Committee Chair
The Ohio State University
201 W. 19th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-4627

Application Review:
Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this role is August 2023.

The College of Engineering strives to be a national leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The college engages in and leads significant efforts to increase diversity among the field's future leaders through the office of Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusion (DOI). The DOI office offers a variety of student-centric programming designed to increase self-efficacy and foster community among historically excluded and underrepresented students and provide resources to support our faculty and staff. All faculty are expected to participate in, support, and/or lead these efforts and to contribute to the department's inclusive climate via their work in one of many ways, including but not limited to; teaching, service, mentoring and advising. For more information about DOI, visit https://engineering.osu.edu/diversity.

The Ohio State University and the College of Engineering are committed to support and develop faculty as well as the work-life balance of its faculty. These resources include The Engineering Faculty Mentoring Program, the Better Research through Better Mentoring program, and institutional memberships to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. To learn more visit: https://engineering.osu.edu/faculty-development.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this commitment, the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their partners. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University as a potential future employer and throughout their transition to the university and community.

College Overview:
The college is one of the largest, most reputable, and impactful institutions in the field with 405 engineering and architecture faculty members. Included in this total are 323 tenure track faculty, 56 practice track faculty, and 26 research track faculty. The college has 14 National Academy of Engineering members and numerous members of societies and reward recipients. In 2021, the college had nearly $134 million in externally sponsored research expenditures. Industry R&D expenditures for the College of Engineering in 2021 totaled nearly $34 million. College of Engineering provides fertile ground for innovation and collaboration, and it shares the land-grant mission to create, transfer, and preserve knowledge for the purpose of enhancing economic competitiveness regionally, nationally, and globally and by preparing professionals ready to sustain and advance society.

University Overview:
The Ohio State University sets the stage for academic achievement and innovation. It's where friendships are forged, tradition is brought to life and a better global community is built. Our mission is as clear today as it was 150 years ago: to illuminate a pathway to education, research and health care that creates vibrant futures. Faculty and staff build the incomparable Buckeye spirit through collaboration, a strong sense of community and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Ohio State is a university that seeks and welcomes diverse ideas, perspectives, and views. Academic freedom is a core value of our institution and Ohio State is committed to creating learning opportunities in which all members of the university community can engage in frank, meaningful discussions with others of differing views. More info can be found at (https://odi.osu.edu/education-citizenship-initiative).

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Ohio State is a top-20 public university, enrolling over 60,000 students, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers. More info about The Ohio State University can be found at (https://www.osu.edu/).

Columbus Overview:
As the nation’s 14th largest city, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals, and the state’s capitol. The city was named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year" by the Intelligent Community Forum, called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. Columbus is home to multiple dynamic arts districts. Read more at Experience Columbus.

For more information about the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State, please visit https://mae.osu.edu/.

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.
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