Open Rank (One Assistant Professor and One Associate or Full Professor) - Applied Microeconomics
The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for (1) a tenure track position at the assistant professor level and (2) a tenured position at the associate or full professor level working in applied microeconomics, both commencing autumn semester 2018, subject to budgetary approval. The specific field is open, and might include labor, education, health, history, innovation, public, or urban / regional economics, or other fields in applied microeconomics.
The department is also seeking scholars working on issues of racial and gender inequality, the economics of immigration, health inequality, policy evaluation, and closely related topics to increase faculty diversity at Ohio State and promote research and teaching on topics central to race, ethnicity, gender/sex and disparities in modern society. In an effort to build a community of scholars around this theme, all units in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences will hire in the initiative. The specific position proposals involved in this initiative approach these issues from various perspectives that build on and contribute to the strengths of the units proposing them. We envision the Race, Ethnicity, Gender/Sex and Disparities in Modern Society cluster as a foundation on which we can build with other colleges, expanding areas of interest and research as faculty are added. The new cluster of faculty will be able to build a network with many committed professors already at home in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Diversity & Identity Studies Collective, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of African American and African Studies. Graduate certificates in this area of inquiry and undergraduate bridge programs are also being built to support this initiative.
A tenure-track assistant professor will be expected to establish and maintain an active research program, seek grant opportunities, and support a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to have completed all of the requirements for their doctoral degree prior to the start of employment (anticipated start is August 16, 2018). An associate professor or full professor candidate will have an established, active and ongoing record of scholarship at the highest level. He or she will have an international reputation in research, evidence of strong teaching ability and an exceptional record of advising graduate students. A doctoral degree in Economics is required at the time of application for a tenured position. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.
Applications will be reviewed starting September 30, 2017 and will continue until positions are filled. Complete applications will include a curriculum vitae and samples of recent publications or working papers. Assistant professor candidates should include three letters of reference through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9631. Associate and full professor candidates should include the names of three to five references and apply through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9632. Inquiries may be directed to Trevon Logan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (HERC).
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