Innovation/Networks and Big Data


Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor position, working on the economics of innovation and/or networks broadly construed to include the socio-economic processes that operate in cities and neighborhoods such as knowledge spillovers or social interactions with an emphasis on the use of big data, commencing autumn semester 2017. Fields might include applied econometrics, education, health, history, industrial organization, innovation, labor, macro, public, or urban / regional economics. Research topics could include knowledge spillovers within cities, networks and the diffusion of innovations, urban labor markets and their responses to shocks.

This position is partially funded by Translational Data Analytics, a focus area of 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.


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. An associate 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. 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.


Application Instructions

The application deadline for both positions is January 31, 2017, with the review process starting September 30, 2016. Complete applications will include a curriculum vitae and samples of recent publications or working papers. Assistant professor candidates should include three letters of reference, and associate and full professor candidates should include the names of three to five references. Inquiries may be directed to Trevon Logan,


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.