Political Science


Complex Systems, Network Science, and Political Processes


Assistant to Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of political methodology at the assistant to associate professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2015. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on topics such as network science, text-as-data, machine learning, big data, and other new methodological ways of analyzing data, and especially encourage applications from candidates who are proficient in the analysis of large, complex data sets and have technical expertise in multilevel statistical modeling. We are open with respect to the substantive political processes these new methods are used to study. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.                                                                       



Candidates must have a doctoral degree in political science or a related field, or anticipate having such a degree before August 26, 2015. 


Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received before December 1, 2014 will receive priority consideration. Application review will begin immediately. Complete applications will include a curriculum vitae and cover letter, writing samples (especially of the dissertation), a teaching statement, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at:


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.