The Ohio State University – Tenure-Track Operations Research Faculty Position, Integrated Systems Engineering

Tenure-Track Operations Research Faculty Position
Department of Integrated Systems Engineering
The Ohio State University
Philip Smith, Professor and Chair 

The Department of Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE) at the Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top ten public universities, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of operations research. (All faculty ranks will be considered.) ISE offers programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels in Industrial and Systems Engineering, which include excellent relationships with local, regional, and international industry.

The College of Engineering at the Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position with an individual with outstanding expertise and demonstrated record of accomplishment in the area of operations research. This position fits the department’s long history of leadership in operations research and engineering statistics. It has a core research focus on domain-independent modeling that provides coherent solutions across a wide variety of application domains, as well as a focus on the challenges offered by specific application areas including: health care and medical applications, markets and finance, security and reliability, supply chain management, sustainability, transportation, and water and energy systems.

The successful applicant for the position will be expected to complement existing operations research strengths in the Ohio State University’s engineering and science community, working with the operations research faculty in ISE as well as faculty with expertise in engineering disciplines. Research leadership is a requirement of this appointment and the successful applicant is expected to attract significant external funding and achieve industrial partnerships. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:

  • Large-scale optimization,
  • Optimization under uncertainty,
  • Non-linear optimization,
  • Dynamic optimization,
  • Simulation,
  • Analytics,
  • Other operations research areas.

We seek a person with a demonstrated track record of leadership and collaboration in an academic and/or R&D industrial environment. Candidates must have completed or expect to soon complete a doctoral degree in engineering or in a closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to develop and sustain a strong research program by attracting sponsored research funding, disseminate research results through high-quality peer-reviewed publications, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses, supervise graduate student research, and provide service at the national level as well as within the university.

Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a separate statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references, electronically, to the following email address: The search committee will start reviewing new applications for this position on September 1st, 2016. The position will remain open until it is filled.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and other underrepresented or minority groups are encouraged. Columbus is a thriving metropolitan community, and the University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.