The Department of Integrated Systems (ISE) at The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top ten public universities, invites applications for a tenure-track position focusing on collaborative work systems and human/ autonomy teaming architectures. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor level depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. ISE offers degrees (BS,MS and Ph.D.) in Industrial and Systems Engineering and its undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently among the top programs ranked by USNWR, as the Department has exceptional strength in all major areas associated with the discipline. The Department also has an excellent record of accomplishment for industry engagement and technology transfer.
This position represents a significant faculty hiring investment to build on the university’s culture of academic collaboration and industry relevance to make a global impact. Specifically, it is meant to deepen collaboration between ISE, University-level discovery themes related to data analytics and resilient infrastructures, the recent Smart Cities initiative awarded to Columbus, OH, and various College-level industry partnerships. ISE will play a central role in these collaborations, focusing on the design and evaluation of innovative human/autonomy teaming architectures that can overcome the inherent brittleness of technologies in complex, safety-critical settings at real-world scale. This focus builds upon the department’s long history of international leadership in using an integrated systems engineering perspective to design autonomous technologies to be better team players.
The successful applicant will excel at creating and participating in interdisciplinary research teams focused on autonomous and decision-support technologies with partners across OSU. The applicant will foster collaborations within ISE, which has a long history of studying how distributed cognitive work systems succeed and fail in a number of different data-rich settings, including aviation, cyber security, electric power, finance, military operations, intelligence analysis, transportation, and healthcare. This person will establish a strong research program that includes field-oriented studies that improve verification and validation techniques for these technologies. He or she will attract research funding from federal, state and industry sources, supervise graduate student research, and disseminate the results of such research through high quality peer-reviewed publications. They will extend current course offerings in automation, macrocognition, cognitive systems engineering and human systems integration at both the undergraduate and graduate levels so that they can design and evaluate autonomous technologies that serve as team players.
Interested candidates should submit an application electronically via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10156 . Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three to five references, and copies of up to three published papers.
The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of scholarship, instruction and outreach. In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.
Priority will be given to applications received by November 30, 2017. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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.