JOE - December 2013

Ohio State University
College of Education and Human Ecology
Human Sciences
"Big Data" Analytics Social Scientist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: "Big Data" Analytics Social Scientist
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
Deadline Information: Applications received by deadline given priority
Deadline Date: 12/15/2013

JOE ID Number: 201312_400087

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Position: Assistant Professor (9-month) tenure-track position

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate an active research program with strong potential for external funding. The ideal candidate will also have on-going and completed research that uses innovative methods for large-scale data analysis to investigate substantive research questions. The set of possible topics ranges widely. Possible research applications range from research on how business managers can improve the processes they use to plan the menu of products or services they offer or how business managers choose to market those products/services across a network of sources/locations/industry channels; research on private and public institutions that offer mental and physical health programs and services, how managers of those organizations can improve the efficacy of programs they run that seek to improve individuals' physical and mental health; and research on how individuals, couples, and households allocate time, money, and other resources when they take life-course decisions to study, marry, divorce, consume, exercise, travel, save, and retire. The successful candidate will have scholarly interests that overlap the department's multiple academic program areas.

A PhD is required in either: economics, information systems, epidemiology, demography, mathematics, or statistics.

Responsibilities: 40 percent research, 40 percent teaching, 20 percent service. We expect the successful candidate to actively pursue a research agenda; publish in high-impact journals; secure external research funding; teach four courses per year in our graduate or undergraduate programs; advise master's and Ph.D. students; help improve our curriculum; and provide service to the department, college, and the university community appropriate for rank.

Salary: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications.

Review of Applications: Review will begin as applications arrive and continue until position is filled. Applications received before December 15, 2013, will receive priority.

Effective Date: Autumn Semester 2014 (negotiable).
Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a letter of application with names of three references, CV, and up to three representative publications to: Big Data Human Science Search Committee c/o, Mark Wallace, 305 West 17th Avenue, A135 PAES Building, Columbus, OH 43210. Hard copy applications are required.
Direct inquiries to

FAX for Applications: 614 688 8133

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Big Data Human Science Search Committee c/o Mark Wallace
Department of Human Sciences
305 West 17th Avenue
A135 PAES Building
Columbus, Ohio USA 43210

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For more information, phone: 614 292 4561

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Dean R. Lillard
Department of Human Sciences
1787 Neil Avenue
235B Campbell Hall
Columbus , Ohio USA 43210

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