JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019
Wayne State University
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Detroit, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
C55 Large Data Sets: Modeling and Analysis
I10 Health Economics
Wayne State University is launching an exciting multidisciplinary initiative in applying “Big Data” to business, health, law, social sciences, arts, humanities, sciences and engineering (see . As part of this initiative, we will recruit up to 9 faculty with complementary research and/or teaching interests in the following focus areas: Social Sciences, Business and Health; Arts and Humanities; Science and Engineering. This advertisement is for the focus area of Social Sciences, Business and Health. We seek candidates who are suitable for appointment as tenure-track or tenured faculty (open rank). They will be expected to integrate with departments and colleges/schools consistent with their area of expertise and shared interests, and engage in all aspects of the WSU academic mission including research, education and service. The primary tenure home and possible joint appointments will be determined in department(s) of school(s) or college(s) within WSU, based on the best fit for the candidate. Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to: analysis of health disparities, networks and sentiments in mass and social media; identifying social and legal implications of the increasing reliance on big data and machine learning algorithms by the corporate and government sectors; machine learning and statistical methods to analyze large scale datasets to better understand social inequality, urban informatics and environments, contemporary social problems in Detroit and around the globe; and critical perspectives on Big Data. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree that aligns with Big Data and its applications to the social sciences, business and health, as well as a record of research, teaching, and service that merit appointment as a tenured or tenure track faculty. In addition, they should have: proven ability to work collaboratively with others; commitment to integrating and advancing the university’s core values, mission and vision (please see for more information); excellence in scholarship and teaching that bridges disciplines; commitment to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues; commitment to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and a history of developing and maintaining consensus and cohesiveness; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Special Instructions to Candidates: Qualified candidates should submit applications to the Wayne State University Online Hiring System at referring to posting # 043926. Review of applicants will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. For best consideration, please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, and up to three references by December 1, 2018. In your research statement, please address how your current work fits with interdisciplinary research in Big Data at WSU.
The Detroit metropolitan area is a vibrant center of manufacturing, services, health care, culture, entertainment and sports, with affordable housing and an excellent airport with direct connections to most big cities in the world. Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Wayne State is Carnegie classified as a doctoral university of highest research activity, with 13 academic schools and colleges offering more than 350 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Wayne State is home to nearly 28,000 students from nearly every state and 60 countries – the most diverse student body among Michigan’s 15 public universities. Our deep- rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. Wayne State encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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