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Solid State Materials for Energy Storage and Harvesting

Description: The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of solid state materials for energy conversion and harvesting. The appointment will be at the assistant professor level. The position is partially funded by the Ohio State Discovery Themes, 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.

Solid State Materials for Energy Conversion and Harvesting: The position in functional materials for energy storage and harvesting is part of a multi-departmental cluster hiring strategy within the Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Discovery Theme at OSU.  We welcome outstanding applicants in all areas of experimental research relevant to functional materials for energy storage, conversion and harvesting, including chemical, ionic, thermal and electronic transport. The position is specifically included in a cohort focused on energy storage and related technologies that connect materials with chemistry and systems and we seek superb candidates who have an interest in and penchant for interdisciplinary research.  This hire is central to the creation of a new, multidisciplinary energy storage research hub that is part of a world-class network of laboratories and centers, ranging from electron microscopy to nanofabrication, to energy conversion and storage systems testbeds that involves faculty from multiple departments.

Qualifications: 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 have an established record of accomplishment and a doctoral degree in materials science and engineering or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain active sponsored research programs, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and develop new graduate courses related to their research expertise. The candidate should have experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams and be committed to supporting the departmental mission of diversity and inclusion. In addition to demonstrating academic and scholarly excellence in their own field, the candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of the energy research hub, by participating in research teams and by building strong collaborations with faculty across the college of engineering and the departments of Chemistry and Physics. The anticipated start date is August 2017. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

About Ohio State: The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Ohio State does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission. 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 a NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

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