Senior Faculty – Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

Position Announcement

The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research


The Ohio State University is seeking two experts to join the prestigious Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR). These two leaders will work directly with students and peers as they advance research in automotive systems and sustainable mobility capabilities.

The Center, positioned in The Ohio State University College of Engineering, invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions related to automotive systems and sustainable mobility. Candidates will be considered at the Associate/Full Professor rank, commensurate with experience, and will be affiliated with one or more academic departments within and outside the college of engineering, including Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science Engineering and Chemistry.   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should meet the following minimum professional characteristics:

  • Ph.D. in mechanical, electrical, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline

  • Interest in playing a leadership role in the new Center, including the development of research programs, the administration of the center, the construction and management of faculty research teams, and the evolution of facilities and equipment

  • Strong history of teamwork and multidisciplinary teaching and research activities

  • Experience in automotive industry or national laboratory R&D is desirable

The Ohio State University has always been at the forefront of research and development, so if you are a tenured or tenured-track professor interested in advancing you career and impacting the future of automotive technology, please consider joining our team.  To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  Ohio State is an EEO/AA Employer.

About the Center for Automotive Research

The position will be affiliated with the Center for Automotive Research, (CAR) an interdisciplinary research center in the college of engineering. CAR is a designated U.S. Department of Energy Graduate Automotive Technology Education Center of Excellence, and home to two Ohio Third Frontier Wright Project Centers of Excellence.  A staff of 40 supports the research and educational activities of over 20 faculty and 80 graduate students, as well as the OSU Motorsports program, an industry continuing education program, and numerous community and STEM outreach activities, resulting in $10M in annual expenditures. The Center is in a growth phase and is currently planning a new and expanded facility. Additional information about CAR can be found at:

These tenure-track positions will fall under the umbrella of The Ohio State University College of Engineering, which comprises more than 275 faculty members, offers 15 graduate degree programs in engineering and architecture, and is home to a number of federally-supported research centers, state-supported research and commercialization centers of excellence and industrial consortia.  The College’s annual research expenditures were $126M in 2011, and comprise a key component to the University’s position as 10th among public universities nationally in research expenditures and 6th nationally in industrial research expenditures.

The College continues to aggressively support multi-department, interdisciplinary initiatives in transportation- and energy-related research. Energy and transportation are among the top research and strategic priorities in the College.

Application Instructions

The Vortechs Group, a prominent retained search firm in higher education and national laboratories, is leading this search.  For consideration, please submit your curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, answers to questionnaire and the names and addresses of at least three references, in electronic format.

Applications should be forwarded to:

CAR Faculty Search

Lisa Rooney

The Vortechs Group

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