Ohio State University

Assistant Professor


The Ohio State University currently has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science (CEEGS) and the Department of Statistics with the majority of the appointment in CEEGS. Salary is negotiable. Target starting date is September 2001.


Candidate must have a Ph.D. in one of two areas, (1) Statistics or (2) Environmental Studies (Science or Engineering), and must also have the equivalent of a Master's Degree in the other area. The selected individual will be expected to develop and apply original statistical methodology in an area of environmental science or engineering. The candidate's areas of interest in Statistics should include some subset of: spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, hierarchical statistical modeling, environmental monitoring and sampling, geostatistics, toxicology, and risk assessment. Broad areas of application in Environmental Studies could include: hydrology and hydraulics, ecological engineering, coastal oceanography, geographic information systems, or fate and transport modeling of pollution.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The major duties of the position include teaching and research in both disciplines (Environmental Studies and Statistics) and participating in the Ohio State University's Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Science (SSES), established within the Department of Statistics. The newly hired Assistant Professor should be prepared to teach introductory courses in Mathematical Statistics and Probability and to develop and teach courses in Statistical Methods and Models for Environmental Science and Engineering. More information on the participating departments is available at the two web sites:

(CEEGS) http://www-ceg.eng.ohio-state.edu/ ,
(Statistics) http://www.stat.ohio-state.edu/ .

Application Procedure

To apply for the Assistant Professor position, please submit a packet containing (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) a list of three references, and their affiliations, each of whom have been asked by the candidate to send their reference letter directly to Dr Saalfeld at the address below. The candidate should send the packet to:

Dr. Alan Saalfeld, CEEGS
Chair, Env/Stat Faculty Search Committee
2070 Neil Ave; Hitchcock Hall 470
College of Engineering
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210-1275

Review of applications will begin on June 1 and continue until a candidate is selected and hired. For full consideration, please complete and file your application packet by June 1 or as soon as possible thereafter.

General Information About OSU

The Ohio State University is a major land grant educational and research institution with its main campus located in Columbus, Ohio. The University employs a faculty of approximately 4,500 and 15,000 support staff. The current student enrollment is approximately 55,000. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have general questions relating to this position, please contact the chairman of the search committee, Dr. Alan Saalfeld, at (614) 292-6665. For more specific information about the Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Sciences, contact Dr. Noel Cressie (Statistics) at (614) 292-5194. For additional information about the Environmental Engineering Program, contact Dr. Diane Foster at (614) 292-6420, or visit the web sites previously listed.

General Information About Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, the state capital of Ohio, is centrally located in the state, less than two hours driving time from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, or Toledo. Over 1.5 million Columbus metropolitan area residents enjoy big-city cultural, recreational, sports, and entertainment activities without the usual big-city traffic jams, air pollution, high cost-of-living, or high crime statistics. The Columbus area has exceptional schools at all education levels and excellent employment opportunities in many sectors, including manufacturing, technology, research, banking, insurance, higher education, and the service sector, which includes a variety of state and local government agencies.