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The Ohio State University 
Columbus, Ohio, United States (on-site)
19 days ago
The Ohio State University 
Columbus, Ohio, United States (on-site)
19 days ago
The Ohio State University 
Columbus, Ohio, United States
(on-site)
19 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Function
Faculty

Description

Associate/Full Professor Biological Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio State University seeks qualified candidates for a 9 month, tenure-track faculty position within the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. The position will concentrate on Research (50%) and Instruction (50%). Tenure faculty (regardless of rank) - persons with the titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor and instructor who serve on appointments totaling 50% or more service to the university and who are eligible for tenure or who have obtained tenure. Duties and responsibilities are assigned in accordance with the workload guidelines laid out in the pattern of administration of each faculty member’s tenure initiation unit (TIU) and, as appropriate, regional campus; obligations will include research, service and/or teaching or clinical practice.  These faculty will have earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the relevant field of study or possession of equivalent experience.  The successful candidate will teach courses related to the development of biotechnology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding. The successful candidate will provide leadership in research areas of high priority for the growth of biotechnology beyond medicine, including applications in materials, chemicals, agriculture, sustainability, energy and the environment, as well as innovative new areas for the application of biotechnology.

Additional Information:
Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of commercialization and new venture creation, mentoring entrepreneurs and innovators, new venture launches and scaling, and/or building partnerships with investors in the marketplace. This position is partially funded via a recent JobsOhio-Ohio State initiative to increase the number and diversity of STEM graduates.

Qualifications: Education and Experience Requirements

Required:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Biological Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline or in biological science with at least one (preferably undergraduate) degree in engineering.
  • A record of excellence in teaching, advising, and curriculum development.
  • A record of extramural grant funding and research collaborations.
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in research and teaching.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a willingness and ability to work closely with diverse groups of academic (e.g., students, staff, faculty) and practitioner communities.
  • Interest in and/or experience with teaching, recruiting, mentoring, and advising diverse underserved students, including women, students of color, first generation, and non-traditional students.


Desired:

         Recognition as a nationally and internationally recognized scholar with an excellent record of productivity.

         History of developing and teaching innovative undergraduate and graduate courses in biological engineering.

         Experience with curriculum development for undergraduate biological engineering programs.

         Demonstrated excellence in advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research activities.

         Track record of working collaboratively with university faculty and staff, government agencies, non-government organizations, industry partners, and community groups to advance the land grant mission.

         Registration as, or eligibility to become, a Professional Engineer.

         Experience developing and working in interdisciplinary research teams.

         Experience with commercialization, creating start-up businesses, and/or industry collaboration.


How to Apply
To be considered, please submit your application electronically via https://osujoblinks.com/jt5j

Application materials must include:

  • Cover letter describing your qualifications, areas of expertise, career goals, and alignment with desired qualifications and preferred qualifications where applicable.
  • Curriculum Vita (CV).
  • Statement of Research that addresses goals for establishing and growing a premier research program in biological engineering (two-page limit).
  • Statement of Teaching and Mentoring that addresses philosophy of teaching, approaches and experiences in working with students from diverse backgrounds, providing an inclusive teaching environment (two-page limit).
  • Name and contact details of three references.
  • Minimum qualifications include an earned PhD in agricultural, biological, or chemical engineering, or closely allied program. Registration as a Professional Engineer or demonstrated eligibility is desirable. It is essential that the candidate has good knowledge of biological systems; excellent speaking and writing skills; ability and desire to work in interdisciplinary, interdepartmental teaching/outreach and research teams; and ability to teach engineering students at the undergraduate level. Preferred qualifications include experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, experience with commercialization and/or creating start-up businesses, and experience in mentoring members of underrepresented groups.


Initial consideration will be given to applications received by May 15. 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. We welcome informal inquiries, which can be made by contacting Search Committee Chair, Dr. Gönül Kaletunç at kaletunc.1@osu.edu.

The Department
FABE is located on two campuses: Columbus and Wooster. It includes a diverse faculty of 26 tenure-track professors, with eight members holding joint appointments with other academic units. FABE offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering as well as undergraduate programs in Agricultural Systems Management and Construction Systems Management. Total enrollment in FABE exceeds 470 students. U.S. News and World Reports ranks FABE’s undergraduate program 8th and graduate program 10th, nationally. Research areas include bio-based materials, renewable energy, urban and agricultural water management, food processing and safety, digital agriculture, remote sensing, controlled environment agriculture, indoor air quality, waste recycling, and agricultural health and safety. FABE faculty are highly regarded for their teaching, research and extension and outreach programs. Annual grant and contract expenditures for the academic unit exceed $6M.

The College
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) anchors its mission in a simple, yet powerful phrase: We Sustain Life. Faculty, staff and students alike contribute to this mission in a variety of ways. Our Strategic Alignment outlines the colleges values: Land-Grant Scholarship; Lifespan Learning; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Integrity and Accountability; and Permeable Borders. These values, which align with the university’s Shared Values, shape our goals of our Strategic Alignment. We are committed to scholarship across three mission areas (teaching, research, Extension) with a commitment to serving our state in addition to the country and world. As a land grant, we are part of a cooperative structure that includes key partners all dedicated to integrating research, education, and Extension to improve the food and agricultural sectors, the environment, and the quality of people’s lives. We educate not just undergraduate and graduate students but learners across the lifespan. We work to ensure groundbreaking scientific discoveries are brought out of the laboratory and into the hands of those who can put them to work.

CFAES houses 11 departments/schools with over 20 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate programs, including 3 interdisciplinary programs affiliated with multiple Ohio State colleges. We also administer OSU Extension, which provides robust and relevant programming to Ohioans and beyond in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Community Development. We are one college spanning three campuses: Columbus, CFAES Wooster, and Statewide. Our CFAES Wooster campus includes a large research station and Ohio State’s only two-year academic unit, Ohio State ATI. The Statewide campus includes 11 research stations and Extension offices in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Our At a Glance provides additional information regarding our size, capacity, and impact as a college.

The University
Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.

The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.

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. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.

In addition to being responsive to dual-career opportunities, we strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  Ohio State is an NSF ADVANCE institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. In addition to  its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to CFAES Wooster Campus, which houses Ohio State ATI.

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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